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Azla 2008


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Discussion of ebooks in libraries, presented at the Arizona State Library Association in 2008.

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Azla 2008

  1. 1. Get Ready for the Change Books Books Electronic 1990 2009 Jennie Oleksak, Brophy College Preparatory December 2008
  2. 2. Agenda Brophy’s Student Tablet Program Delivering Access through Blackboard Integrating E-books into the Collection & Curriculum
  3. 3. Brophy’s Student Tablet Program 2009-10 all students will have a tablet PC Teachers encouraged to replace print textbooks with electronic Wireless Internet access available campus-wide
  4. 4. Tablet Program: How is the Library Affected? Update the library collection with electronic resources and books Usage of the electronic resource tools has doubled in last 2 years Reduced the # of computers Increased the power outlets available
  5. 5. Blackboard Access to ResourcesBlackboard is a Web-based course-managementsystemAuthenticates the userProvides easy access from school or homeMost of the databases don’t require passwords whenaccessed through BB (using a referring URL)
  6. 6. Teacher can Post Readings on Blackboard Add a link to a specific book or chapter on your course page in Blackboard. Add a link to a Proquest article and a CQ Researcher report
  7. 7. Provide Ebooks Through Blackboard Links Use the Following Vendors for Ebooks: Ebooks are integrated into our Destiny catalog, so that a student can search through our print and ebook collection at the same time.
  8. 8. What is ? Collection of 34,000+ electronic books in pdf format Many universities subscribe to ebrary Wide variety of subject areas covered Great resource for research Most materials published within the last 5 years Well-respected publishers, many from university presses
  9. 9. Benefits of Using Collection accessible anytime-anywhere through the web More than doubles the size of the Info. Commons collection Updates our collection with current, high quality materials Unlimited simultaneous, multi-user access ebrary continues to add new titles Eliminates the problems associated with physically shelving the new books
  10. 10. Using the ebook in the Classroom Students are required to add the book to their electronic book Shelf Highlight key terms and passages Search for specific terms within the book Students can access the book anytime/anywhere. A teacher can add a link to a reading on Blackboard
  11. 11. Results in the Brophy Info Commons Using the tools available through the Brophy environment  Tablet Program  Blackboard Software  Info Commons has..  Simplified, centralized and improved access to its electronic resources using Blackboard  Increased the number of electronic resources and ebooks that are available anytime/anywhere  Increased its usage significantly in the last two years
  12. 12. Questions? December