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Introduction to Mackin Via

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A brief overview of the Broome-Tioga BOCES Mackin Via subscription

A brief overview of the Broome-Tioga BOCES Mackin Via subscription

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  • 1. Introduction to Mackin Via
  • 2. What is Mackin Via? Photo Credit: Flickr CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/melenita/9370493136
  • 3. Pros • Multiple apps/options for access • Unlimited, Simultaneous Use • Many books available offline (download) • Interactive books
  • 4. Cons Different publishers = Different Rules –Check Out/Offline Access –Features
  • 5. Website: http://mackinvia.com Apps: http://www.mackin.com/eServices/ MACKIN-VIA.aspx Ways to Access Via
  • 6. Offline Versus Online Reading Best functionality online Migrated and Interactive titles = Online ONLY “Check Out” and “Download” = Offline Access
  • 7. Each book is a little different… Photo Credit: Flickr CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4267407806
  • 8. Consistent Features
  • 9. Variable Features “Open Now” only = Range of Features
  • 10. Databases
  • 11. MARC Records… …are available! OPALS users: just get in touch with Elaine and she will load them for you!
  • 12. Let’s Play!
  • 13. Promoting Your eBooks QR Codes Shelf Displays Photo credits: Flickr CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/7888746@N08/4690553670
  • 14. QR Codes Put a QR code to a related eBook on the inside cover of a physical book Make a bulletin board with book covers and QR codes that link to the eBook Photo credits: Book – N. Laura Readbox: http://www.lessonswithlaughter.com/2013/06/readbox-door.html?m=1
  • 15. Shelf Displays Photo credits: http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/how-to-make-library-ebooks-more-visible http://www.flickr.com/photos/herzogbr/8805639800 http://www.flickr.com/photos/12615184@N03/6780430042
  • 16. QR Code Resources http://www.visualead.com http://www.qrstuff.com http://qrcode.kaywa.com http://goqr.me Great Tips and Hints: http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/how-to- make-library-ebooks-more-visible Photo credits: Flickr CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/7888746@N08/4690553670
  • 17. Photo credits: Flickr CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/49889874@N05/5645164344 Promo Materials, Guides & Tutorials: http://www.mackin.com/ELIBRARY/ VIA-MATERIALS.aspx Help Pages: http://www.mackin.com/Help/ VIA_Help/index.html Additional Resources
  • 18. http://broometiogasls.wordpress.com @nwaskielaura nwaskiel@btboces.org