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 %
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.
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.
NetLibrary Books on Tape OverDrive Listening Library Recorded Books
Gale Cengage Follett EBSCO ABC- CLIO Facts on File Eachof them has e-books that can be accessed from a laptop computer.
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
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.
Children’s Books Online E-books for Young Readers International Children’s Digital Library Storyline Online: Storyplace: www.storyplace.org
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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