The first three Nooks have been checked out as part of the literature circles at our school. One of the books a group is reading is "Crunch" by Leslie Connor, a very thoughtful science/realistic fiction novel that takes place in the somewhat near future. I downloaded the title to the Nook account on BN.com and it was all very seamless. No feedback yet, and I haven't introduced them to the whole ... Read More about The Nooks have been checked out!
This screencast shows how I cataloged the Nook Simple Touch Ereaders in our school's OPAC, Destiny Library Manager. You can download the MARC record I used from the Nook Documents page. It already has 6 copies listed, so you may need to change the barcode numbers to work with your OPAC system. ... Read More about Video – How to catalog Nooks in Destiny Library Manager
Disclaimer: This video is my own advice and opinions and do not represent the opinions of any organization. Researching and shopping for accessories was the fun part. The not-so-exciting part was getting together the paperwork necessary to start our program. I'll be posting all of my documents and forms on the "Nooks" page on this blog, and most of what I've created is in fact a modification ... Read More about Waiting for the Nooks – Part 2 (and cover/bag reviews!)
Now that the Nooks are ordered, and on their way, courtesy of the Spring Ridge HSA's generous donation, I've been a very busy bee getting ready. If you're a teacher-librarian or media specialist who is piloting a lending program, there is a LOT of preparation to be done once the order is placed. For starters, I ordered 2 cases. One is the standard cover/case that many consumers buy to ... Read More about Waiting for the Nooks – Part 1
The ereader I finally decided on is...the Nook! For our pilot ereader program at my elementary school, we will most likely purchase Nook Simple Touch readers, however, there are lots of Internet rumors that B & N is coming out with a new line of Nook Color and/or tablets. With any luck, they'll discount the Simple Touch readers, so I'm waiting to buy until pricing stabilizes. I possible, ... Read More about And the ereader winner is…