I was excited to talk to some ebook content and management vendors like Baker & Taylor 360/Blio, MackinVIA, FollettShelf, and Overdrive at PSLA this weekend, but I'm disappointed with the options they offer. (Granted, I haven't researched Mackin thoroughly so for now they are excepted.) If I'm going to spend my budget money responsibly, I want to purchase digital content that can be ... Read More about Vendors (and publishers) are missing it.
I just finished presenting as part of an ereader panel at PSLA. WOW! What an amazing resource all of those folks are. We all contributed to this wiki to post our resources, so I highly recommend taking a look. And at long last, I've joined Twitter, though I'm not tweeting much outside of PSLA conference topics so far. Since I'm going to all the sessions on ereaders, ebooks, and iPads, I'm ... Read More about Post-PSLA Session – I’m on Twitter!
Last time I posted about a really fantastic idea of using shelf markers to hold the place and advertise ebooks on ereaders available for checkout. Just in time for the PSLA Annual Conference, I finished the front of the placeholder labels. By next year, I want to have all of them finished (one set of Nooks down, one to go!) and have QR codes on the back with the genre sticker. Something to do ... Read More about Ebook Placeholders for Library Shelves
With the Hunger Games craze that has hit the 5th graders (and their younger siblings), I have often been asked about the Hunger Game trilogy in the catalog that is only available on one set of the Nooks, while one copy of the first Hunger Games book is available in print. The catalog records make the books appear to be "in," and there's been some confusion for students when they are not on the ... Read More about Making ebooks “findable”
As my Nook-program-launching colleague, Zoe P. Midler, wrote in her poignant post, Nooks are tools, not toys. And yet, when any new device or "thing" is introduced, there's always a novelty. Students want to try it, just to have it, and it seems like a frenzy at first. Our waiting list used to be 12-15 students long. We are now 2.5 months into the Nook pilot, and there is no longer a waiting ... Read More about “Tools, Not Toys,” and the Reasons We Read