"I've checked with Buffy Hamilton and several others---as far as library lending go, most are satisfied with "deregistering" the kindles before giving them to students. Of course, whenever they are returned or when you want to…"
"Uh...I was under the impression from other school librarians that by "deregistering" the device each time you loan it, means that users are prevented from purchasing titles on the library's account unless the user has his/her own…"
I am about to purchase a few Kindles and the new iPads. I saw a policy for iPads on a university library's web site about a reference to a default setting on their loaned iPads once returned from circulation; hence, their policy states…"
Thanks, friend (I've never been "ning befriended" before. I did, in fact, pass your posting with the links directly to my vendor/trainer for COMPanion's Alexandria program. She is in the draft-writing stage of…"
"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…"
"Cataloging Kindles/iPads and their Titles: Pardon this "new member". The Librarian/Trainer for my OPAC vendor wants to write an article for school librarians with directions on how to catalog such devices and the titles…"
"Yes, Michelle, I too just got my American Libraries issue and was wondering the same thing. I also just read a post in the Kindles in the Classroom group that now Amazon is limiting libraries to a bulk order of 3 Kindles max. (instead of the former…"
A place to discuss the Kindle and how students are likely to use it. Will they read more? Will the device hold up or break easily? Will students find enough to read? Please share your thoughts and observations.
Our IT person is keen on getting me iPads to try for our students because he says it's great for magazines and other apps....so I'm interested in this discussion as well. I'm wondering how iPads compare to Kindles."
"Kathy Parker's upcoming webinar is great news for me! I've been taking a 'wait and see' attitude (like Doug Johnson's recent editorial "The E-book Non-Plan" in Library Media Connection, Oct 2010). I just read an…"
Welcome Mary Alice! How do you see ereaders helping kids at school? BTW, check out the webinar we are holding on Nov 9 for educators interested in starting an ereader program at school--details on the home page.