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  • Bloomington, IL
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Converting an old card catalog cabinet into an eReader cabinet.

Started this discussion. Last reply by John J Caprice Mar 13, 2011. 6 Replies

Don't throw away your old card catalog cabinet with drawers - it makes a perfect storage and charging cabinet for your eReaders!I took a few pics of our conversion and I posted them on a simple web…Continue

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Linn McDonald commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Nook Users
"Hi Brian, I've created a page on only2clicks.com with resources for teachers; one of the tabs on that page is eReader Resources. Just go to this link, click on that tab and you'll find 24…"
Apr 14, 2011
Linn McDonald commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Nook Users
"a couple of other things to consider... 1. "bang for the buck" - purchase one ebook and put it on 6 devices 2. Kids can sometimes tease other kids when they notice that they're reading a "little kids book".Using…"
Apr 12, 2011
Linn McDonald replied to Pam Matthews's discussion using ereaders for textbooks in high school
"There's an open source textbook option out there called Flexbooks; I just heard of this and do not know much more than what I've read on their site, but this looks promising.  http://www.ck12.org/flexbook/ The site states:Traditional…"
Apr 7, 2011
Linn McDonald commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Nook Users
"Paula, Ah yes, we use the e-ink Nooks. I personally have the Nook color and it does require the high speed mini usb. We did loan out cables with the Nooks over spring break, and just put them both in a labelled ziploc bag. Not very fancy, but it…"
Apr 4, 2011
Linn McDonald commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Nook Users
"Hi Paula, We bought these nifty covers from Amazon for $11.98 each with free shipping:CrazyOnDigital Black leather Case for Nook Barnes and Nobles Electronic eBook…"
Apr 4, 2011
Linn McDonald commented on Jeremy Rinkel's group Nook Users
"Hi Karen, The password protection for Nooks cannot be changed unless the user knows the password. This makes it virtually impossible for users to make unauthorized purchases. I love this feature."
Mar 28, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Linn McDonald's discussion Converting an old card catalog cabinet into an eReader cabinet.
"Dear Linn, Just concerned over the AC hookup. It appears that you are using the standard kindle, and they just fit.   I'm woking on some less expesive alternative staorage and charging solutions.   Thanks for the reassuring…"
Mar 13, 2011
Linn McDonald replied to Linn McDonald's discussion Converting an old card catalog cabinet into an eReader cabinet.
"Yes, we reconfigured the wiring so as to alleviate the safety concerns. This card catalog cabinet is housed in my office area, which is not in the main library, so we do not have to secure it, and we have no need to make this cabinet portable. There…"
Mar 13, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Linn McDonald's discussion Converting an old card catalog cabinet into an eReader cabinet.
"Dear Lynn, Although this setup is an inexpensive solution, I have a couple of concerns.   You have six 6 outlet AC strips piggy backed secured onto the rear of the case. These are all potential shock hazards.   Commercial carts and…"
Mar 12, 2011
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Mar 9, 2011
Tina M. Glatz replied to Linn McDonald's discussion Converting an old card catalog cabinet into an eReader cabinet.
"Wow! That looks great! I like my mobile cabinet since it goes out to classrooms, but for storage in the library that's great! Any ideas for microfiche cabinets? Tina"
Mar 3, 2011
Linn McDonald replied to Karen Kliegman's discussion Setting Up Nook accounts/purchasing ebooks in the group Nook Users
"Hi Karen, Isn't it fun adopting new technology and getting the "higher-ups" to understand and support it?! My school district (Bloomington, IL) allows the purchase of gift cards with purchase order funds, but I did receive a…"
Mar 1, 2011
Tamara Cox replied to Linn McDonald's discussion Converting an old card catalog cabinet into an eReader cabinet.
"How cute! I just refurbished one of mine to hold office supplies, but I still have two more. Only six Kindles, but maybe I can get more and fill another one of my card catalogs. Thanks for sharing this."
Mar 1, 2011
Peg Becksvoort replied to Linn McDonald's discussion Converting an old card catalog cabinet into an eReader cabinet.
"Best idea I've seen yet!  My husband took some drawers and gave them a new face and a new cabinet to make them holders for CDs and DVDs. But this is just great. Less work and so nice looking.   Peggy"
Feb 23, 2011
Linn McDonald replied to Jeremy Rinkel's discussion Nooks and Net Library in the group Nook Users
"Hi Dodie, I don't think we'll enter the "land" of ADE this year with students; we'll just purchase books (purchase one and put it on six Nooks) and download free ipub books this year. I think (and I emphasize the word think)…"
Feb 22, 2011
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Converting an old card catalog cabinet into an eReader cabinet.

Don't throw away your old card catalog cabinet with drawers - it makes a perfect storage and charging cabinet for your eReaders!I took a few pics of our conversion and I posted them on a simple web page:http://www.district87.org/bjhs/ereader_cabinet.htm See More
Feb 22, 2011

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Bloomington Jr. High School
What grade level do you teach?
6-8
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Kindle, Nook, Other
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iPad
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At 9:20am on September 27, 2010, Will DeLamater said…
Linn, look up Kathy Parker here on the Ning for her thoughts on checkout. I know she has been very successful with that. My public library here in Maryland uses Overdrive and I can check out up to four books at a time at no cost. I agree that publishers are not helping, but I do see the Nook and Sony as having a big advantage in this area. Please give a holler with other questions and we will try to help!
At 12:09pm on September 26, 2010, Will DeLamater said…
Hi Linn, welcome to the group! Are you using ereaders at BJHS yet, or investigating?
 
 
 

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