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The purpose of this group is to discuss and share information about how we are using or planning on using ereaders in libraries.

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Follett Shelf & Nook Color

Started by Paula O'Rourke. Last reply by Mary Schwander Jan 25, 2013. 4 Replies

I invested in Follett Shelf last year with the hope that the ebooks would be able to be downloaded onto my Nook color ereaders, but that hasn't been the case.  Now I'm contemplating buying an SD card…Continue

Cataloging Kindle, Nook and iPad magazine apps?

Started by Patty Lebrenz Nov 21, 2012. 0 Replies

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!Have any of you been asked by a teacher or Tech Director about including links to apps (856 (Location and Access)) in your MARC records for the Nook or Kindle tablets…Continue

Tags: apps, cataloging

Kindles in backpacks?

Started by karen Hennig. Last reply by Will DeLamater Oct 26, 2012. 7 Replies

      I read on Buffy's "permission to borrow a Kindle" form that students are not permitted to put the Kindles in their backpacks.  Is this standard procedure?  Where do your students store them…Continue

Tags: Hennig, storage, Kindle, backpacks

Skype meets library reading programs for kids.

Started by K. Lorraine Sep 24, 2012. 0 Replies

I am getting  ready to…Continue

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Comment by Winnie Host on January 10, 2012 at 2:25pm

Hi I am wondering if anyone can share how their e-books are shaping their programs or curricula.  Are people simply lending the e-books out, or are they using them in their programs. 

Thanks for any input.

Comment by Kathleen Parker on March 15, 2011 at 11:13am

Hi Melinda,

In answer to your question as to which titles we have downloaded onto our Kindles. For 2nd & 3rd grade we've downloaded some of the Magic Tree House series, Ivy and Bean series and the Polk Street Kids series.  Here are some others: How to Steal a Dog; Al Capone Does My Shirts; The Watsons Go to Birmingham; The Hunger Games Trilogy is very popular; Savvy; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; Bad Girls Don't Die; Just Listen; The Graveyard Book; Among the Hidden; Pride and Prejudice; The Room; Life as We Knew It; All the Lovely Bad Ones; these are just some to name a few.

Comment by Kathleen Parker on February 22, 2011 at 11:15am

Thank you Marcia for answering Gwen's question concerning the purchasing of e-books for her Kindles. Yes, gift cards through Amazon seem to work nicely for those schools not having a school credit card or a procurement card.

Kathy

Comment by Marcia Kochel on February 21, 2011 at 12:20pm
Gwen, I decided to purchase my books with credit card gift cards since the corporate account doesn't work. I buy a $100 American Express card (with my own money and get reimbursed from my eBook account) and attach it to the Amazon account that I made for my Kindles. (I made a separate Amazon account just for these eBooks.) I keep track of my purchases on a separate spreadsheet so I know how much money I have left on the gift cards. I would love a better solution but this is working for now.
Comment by Gwen Porter on February 18, 2011 at 12:07pm
We're excited to get Kindles for our library, but now we can't seem to figure out how to purchase Kindle books without a credit card (we have a corporate account with Amazon and thought we could use that and our purchase order system). So far customer service has not helped us accomplish our goal. Any tips?
Comment by Kathleen Nester on February 3, 2011 at 12:28pm
Does anyone have a readers survey that the student fills out when they return the Nook or Kindle? What did they read? etc. I seem to remember someone mentioning one and rather than reinvent the wheel...
Comment by Joanne Hammond on February 2, 2011 at 11:29pm

Chambersburg Area School District has been getting some good PR lately regarding its use of Kindles.  The Education World article is here:

Education World ® Technology Center: E-readers Bring E-xcitement and ...

http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech263.shtml  and the nearby Hagerstown, MD newspaper featured us in a story today:

http://articles.herald-mail.com/2011-02-01/news/27095338_1_kindles-....

Comment by Lauren Gartrell on January 27, 2011 at 4:54pm
For the librarians out there, what are the pros for having kindles or nooks in the library? How many devices do you have in the libraries?
Comment by Linda L. Rosario Torres on January 27, 2011 at 1:37pm
Patty, thank you so much for sharing your procedures, they are as practical as easy. I Had my doubts when you don't have a hard copy of the book but reading the way you circulate I see I can assign a bar code number for each title a kindle has and glue them to a card for this specific Kindle. Then I can know which title the patron took. What I can't know for sure is if the patron read other title inside the kindle or another than the one it borrowed. Thanks again, I am now ready to circulate and maintain statistics of the titles inside the kindles with more confidence.
Comment by Mary Alice Powers on January 27, 2011 at 8:10am
Patty- I forwarded your response to my vendor trainer, and I wanted to thank you for helping others as well.  It just shows that there is a need out there and this ning is proving to be an excellent resource!  On behalf of all other school librarians who need some guidance on how to catalog eReaders, a big THANK YOU!
 

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