E books and ereaders in your school library program buffy hamilton july 2011
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“embrace the potentials andchallenges of this [participatory]emerging culture not as areplacement for existing printpractices but as an expansion ofthem”~henry jenkins~
Expand our eReader and eBook vocabulary Explore emerging practices Consider guiding questions and issues to make thoughtful purchasing decisions and policies for eBooks and eReaders Embrace the chaos---the world of eBooks and eReaders, particularly for K12, is fluid.http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/ebooks-ereaders
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do you currently have any eBooks in yourcollection?do you currently anticipate having eBooksin your collection five years from now?
eBook Content DRM Survey of Devices SourcesManagement of Purchasing Content and CIPA Methods Devices Curricular /Literacy Best Professional Practices Reading/Resources
Data DRM Survey of major eReader devices Survey of K12 eBook content providers Q&A Explore/Discuss/Share Ideas and Gadget Petting Zoo
Kindles at The Unquiet Library eBook/eReader Success Stories from Elementary, Middle, High School Libraries Guiding Questions/Issues to Consider in Decision Making Process Small group discussions and sharing: how do you see eBooks and eReader fitting into your library and school programs?
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The share of adults in the United States who own an e-book reader doubled to 12% in May, 2011 from 6% in November 2010. Hispanic adults Adults younger than age 65 College graduatesSource: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/E-readers-and-tablets/Report.aspx
Those living in households with incomes of at least $75,000 Parents are also more likely than non- parents to own these devices Ownership among adults ages 18-49 grew more rapidly than any other age group.Source: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/E-readers-and-tablets/Report.aspx
Access control technologies designed to limit what you can do with digital content and devices DRM controls which devices you can use to read your eBook, and stops you converting your eBooks from one format to another In the world of eBooks, DRM restrictions are designed to limit copying, printing, and sharing of e-booksSources: http://apprenticealf.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/ebooks-formats-drm-and-you-%E2%80%94-a-guide-for-the-perplexed/and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management#E-books
Mobipoc Topaz ePub PDF ketSource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management#E-books
Adobe Apple Barnes and Noble AmazonSource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management#E-books
Not all eBook formats are compatible on every device Some devices, like the Kindle, are proprietary with eBook format eBook format can matter when thinking about how it may appeal to readers and be developmentally appropriate from a sensory standpoint
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Kindle (Wi-Fi, 6") with Special Offers is available for $114. Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6") with Special Offers is available for $164. Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6") is available for $189. Kindle DX (Free 3G, 9.7") is available for $379.
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Custom-branded website Online access 24 hours a day/7 days a week 100,000+ eBooks for K-12 30,000+ audiobooks for K-12 Custom collection that’s right for your school Easy access using an existing library card or school IDSource : http://www.overdrive.com/Solutions/Schools/K12/SDL/Default.aspx
PC and Mac computers Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch® Android Sony® Reader Barnes & Noble NOOK™ Kobo eReader All Kindle® devices and Kindle Reading Apps will be compatible with eBook titles from in US school catalogs later this yearSource : http://www.overdrive.com/Solutions/Schools/K12/SDL/Default.aspx
Android™ BlackBerry® iPhone® / iPad® / iPod touch® Windows Mobile® Windows Phone 7
FollettShelf is a service that provides easy web- based access to all your Follett eBooks. Teachers and students can read your Follett eBooks from any location that has Internet access. FollettShelf supports and promotes easy usage of your Follett eBooks from home, in the classroom or from anywhere with access to the web. You can also easily configure your FollettShelf to allow your teachers and students to login with their own specific username and password to support online checkouts and/or downloads of your Follett eBooks.
Frequent enhancements based on feedback Single sign-on access to all your eContent Supports unlimited simultaneous user products Easy-to-use graphic interfaces
Availability via the Web for 24/7 access More visibility, easier access and increased usage Usage reports measure effectiveness
CapstoneInteractive eBook Library ProQuest Library TumbleBooks NetLibrary 3M Cloud Library Google Baker and eBooks Taylor Amazon Project Barnes andGutenberg Blio Noble
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Emerging practices and questions to consider for device/eBook contentdecision making
kindles at the unquiet library buffy j. hamilton|| july 2011
What Is Working/What Students Like• With the exception of one student , every participant in the Kindle program has expressed extreme satisfaction with the Kindle reading experience.• Students are thrilled that we purchase the books they want; the personalized reading experience is very important to our readers.• Students like they can make adjustments to the page views/font size while reading.
What Is Working/What Students Like• Students like the convenience and ease of reading on the Kindle.• Students have been consistent and diligent in returning the Kindles on time within the one week circulation period.• Most students have requested to use the Kindle again.
Hiccups/Challenges/Suggestions from Students• We have discovered we need to keep the wireless turned off on the Kindles even when they are not in use because the battery drains rapidly trying to either find the 3G signal or to connect to the wireless network.• Students all indicated they wished the Kindle was backlit and/or for us to purchase reading lights for nighttime reading.
Hiccups/Challenges/Suggestions from Students• A few students have had difficulty remembering to return all Kindle accessories ; most return the missing item(s) within a day. Now that we have identified the source of the battery drain issue, we are now circulating the Kindles without the power supply unless the student specifically requests.• Students would like a loan period longer than one week; as we acquire more eReader devices, we plan to extend the loan period to two weeks in 2011-12
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be familiar with district purchasing procedures andpolicies before committing to a device or format
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Future Directions• Overdrive may now be a more viable option with the new Kindle lending program.• We will be purchasing the new Nooks and possibly Nook Colors for our students to check out.
Unless you already have the e-reading devices* in hand, cancel the order (Buffy does not completely agree with this) Have a purpose for any e-readers you purchase Have a target audience for any e-readers you purchase Collect data about your projectSource: http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2011/7/7/what-do-i-do-with-5-kindles.html
Does the device require wireless? Is your wireless network compatible with the device? Are you able to disable wireless? Can students access the wireless network /do students need to access the wireless network?Source: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your-school-for-an
Where will devices be stored and charged? Will you use/do you need a mobile cart? Do you have a procedure for keeping the cart locked and secure? Do your teachers know it? Do you have a clearly defined procedure for distributing and collecting the devices?Source: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your-school-for-an
Do you have a clearly defined Acceptable Use Policy? Has it been communicated to students and parents? How? How will you deal with issues such as damage or theft? Do you have a set procedure for how and when the devices will be synchronized and updated? Are your IT staff trained on the technology and care of mobile devices? Source: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your-school-for-an
How will you identify each device? Some options include using a sticker, screen wallpaper image or engraving. What numbering scheme will you use for the devices? You should consider using a numbering scheme that identifies their use or location. How will you clean the screens? Make sure you don’t use any cleaning fluids. Source: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your-school-for-an
Will you know which device each student is using at any one time? Do you have a procedure for identifying how they are being distributed? How will you deal with settings on the device such as arrangement of apps, wallpaper images and more? Will you allow teachers or students to change settings? Are you using any applications that might benefit from the use of a stylus? Source: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your-school-for-an
How will content be purchased and distributed? Will you purchase, manage and synchronize to one central account or different accounts? If different accounts, how will you segment the purchasing and management of content? Will you use multiple accounts for individual teachers, classrooms and/or departments? Synchronization methods/schedules? Source: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your-school-for-an
Will teachers or students be given permission to install content on the devices? How will you ensure that students do not purchase unauthorized content? Who will manage purchases? Source: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your-school-for-an
Will teachers or students be given permission to install content on the devices? How will you ensure that students do not purchase or download unauthorized content? Who will manage purchases? Source: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your-school-for-an
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How will the devices be used to support learning? Are different devices needed for different learning needs and contexts? Where do student owned devices fit into the big picture of learning? Curriculum connections or support? Source: http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your-school-for-an
Anti-glare protectors Protective cases Earbuds Reading lights Additional power supplies Labeling methods of accessories and equipment
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