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Ebooks in the school library olga miechowska(2)

  1. 1.  First CD-ROM-based encyclopedia appeared in school libraries in early 1980s. Many school librarians are early adopters of educational technologies , Web 2.0 applications and software. Between 2007 and 2008, sale of e-books increased 53 %
  2. 2.  Most middle and high school librarians provide some type of e-reference books for students. 63 % of high school librarians provide free online e-book access or online subscription for their students. 15% of elementary and middle schools are providing e-book content Still e-book purchases for school libraries have not been as brisk as public libraries.
  3. 3.  Uncomfortable packaging of E- books. Need training for students and educators on how to use them and which ebooks are free. In many school libraries, employees need to become the librarian as well as the technology director. A common occurrence in schools: students aren’t allowed to use electronic items such as MP4s, mobile phones, smartphones in the classrooms.
  4. 4.  NetLibrary Books on Tape OverDrive Listening Library Recorded Books
  5. 5.  Gale Cengage Follett EBSCO ABC- CLIO Facts on File Eachof them has e-books that can be accessed from a laptop computer.
  6. 6.  Many people think that anything related to computers is unnecessary or worthless. Copyright issues and plagiarism of content. Technology is changing - so there could be need for newer versions of programs to use E-books NOT ENOUGH FUNDS FOR EBOOKS- neither for e-books nor for their electronic hardware
  7. 7.  The choice of the type of e-book to purchase mostly depends on the cost involved and what specific technology might be needed to provide access. E-books must be evaluated on the availability of the hard- and software necessary for accessing the electronic content. Librarians should work closely with the campus technology department. There should be discussions with the technology department and teachers as to which applications could be brought to classrooms and the library.
  8. 8.  Children’s Books Online E-books for Young Readers International Children’s Digital Library Storyline Online: Storyplace: www.storyplace.org
  9. 9.  Bibliomania: www.bibliomania.com Digital Book Index: www.digitalbookindex.com/about.htm Etext Center/ Scholar’s Lab Google Books Gutenberg Project: www.gutenberg.org Interner Public Library Librivox Manybook.net Online Books Page: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu?lists.html Page by Page Books Read Print Library
  10. 10.  Provide in-service training for teachers and administrators. Show e-books to parents during open house events. Include information and access links in library newsletters. Use audio e-books during booktalks with students. Also provide e-books in other languages for ESL students. Add some covers of e-books to the library’s web page.
  11. 11.  Do a presentation for teachers on how to use e-books Include e-book widgets, along with a list of research databases for school or library web pages. For school principals - use statistics and show justification of possible costs.
  12. 12.  Unlike classic print books, they never get lost, damaged or overdue. They don’t need shelf space in the library. They provide 24/7 access to content (unlike traditional print), and can be made available to multiple simulataneous users. Some of them have the option of multiple languages. Can be helpful for disabled students. Students should learn about them before college.
  13. 13.  Can be shared by students from home anytime for homework or supplementary instruction. They’re making accessing reseach content easier. Can be added for special reseach projects and accessed immediately throught research modules. Bring online content to students and teachers in smaller communities. They can be downloaded, shared or saved on computer. There are e-books and websites specially made for pre-schoolers’ education.
  14. 14.  Fortunately, many school librarians through the various free online collections have introduced their students and faculty to e- book content. E-books became an e-book has been included in the library catalog, the search results will show a hyperlinked access point. Often librarians purchase subscription access to e-book content that is housed within the vendor’s website.
  15. 15.  Relating to the education of children from kindergarten to grade 12 in school Term is using in the United States, Canada, Philippines and Australia. Shortening of Kindergarten (K) for 4–6-year- olds through twelfth grade (12) for 18–19- year-olds. From the first to the last grades of free education in these countries. For simplicity purposes education shorthand was created to denote specific education levels of achievement. Example: K is for kindergarten in USA.
  16. 16.  Not only survey their school population to detemine what type of electronic access is available, but also... Investigate the school community itself to determine socio-econoimoic issues. Provide the community and school E- books collection
  17. 17.  ABC-CLIO Bookflix Rosen EBSCO Facts on File Follett NetLibrary: http://company.netlibrary.com/aboutus.as px TumbleBooks: