ebook usage: Tips to raise usage
Promoting and embedding ebooks to raise their
profile within staff and students

Stephen ...
The next 10-15 minutes...
The “top ten” hints and tips on how to fully
embed your ebook resources within your core
stock, ...
ebook top tips

10
Create Posters to
display latest ebooks
ebook top tips

9
Email course tutors
with new ebooks
ebook top tips

8
Embed a permanent link to the
ebook catalogue in your VLE
ebook top tips

7
Single sign on
(Shibboleth)
ebook top tips

6
Ensure course reading lists are on each
courses page within the VLE
ebook top tips

5
“ebook” only policy for
specific stock
ebook top tips

4
Promote “How to” sessions on how to
access and download ebooks onto
tablets & smart phones.
ebook top tips

3
Create QR codes and leave in the LRC
and invite students to scan them to win
a prize
ebook top tips

2
Embed ebooks within your tutorials &
workshops on information skills
ebook top tips

1
Physical displays on the core book
shelves, make the virtual physical
ebook top tips

-1
Create stickers with links (tiny urls
pref) and stick on your reference only,
or high usage stock.
?
How to... range of hand outs
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  1. 1. ebook usage: Tips to raise usage Promoting and embedding ebooks to raise their profile within staff and students Stephen Harvey, Learning Resource Service Manager sharvey@hrc.ac.uk
  2. 2. The next 10-15 minutes... The “top ten” hints and tips on how to fully embed your ebook resources within your core stock, and promote to your staff and students alike...
  3. 3. ebook top tips 10 Create Posters to display latest ebooks
  4. 4. ebook top tips 9 Email course tutors with new ebooks
  5. 5. ebook top tips 8 Embed a permanent link to the ebook catalogue in your VLE
  6. 6. ebook top tips 7 Single sign on (Shibboleth)
  7. 7. ebook top tips 6 Ensure course reading lists are on each courses page within the VLE
  8. 8. ebook top tips 5 “ebook” only policy for specific stock
  9. 9. ebook top tips 4 Promote “How to” sessions on how to access and download ebooks onto tablets & smart phones.
  10. 10. ebook top tips 3 Create QR codes and leave in the LRC and invite students to scan them to win a prize
  11. 11. ebook top tips 2 Embed ebooks within your tutorials & workshops on information skills
  12. 12. ebook top tips 1 Physical displays on the core book shelves, make the virtual physical
  13. 13. ebook top tips -1 Create stickers with links (tiny urls pref) and stick on your reference only, or high usage stock.
  14. 14. ?
  15. 15. How to... range of hand outs

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