Principal Sue Dorris told how the iPad benefited the kindergartners in her school, “We are seeing high levels of student motivation, engagement and learning in the iPad classrooms.” Ms. Dorris also told of how they use apps to specifically target a child’s needs, “The apps, which teach and reinforce fundamental literacy concepts and skills, are engaging, interactive and provide children with immediate feedback. What’s more, teachers can customize apps to match the instructional needs of each child, so students are able to learn successfully at their own level and pace.”
Libraries that don’t offer some type of mobile service may be off the radar of more tech-savvy users. Integrated mobile platforms designed to allow individuals to search mobile optimized library catalogs, contact librarians, access information, and maintain patron account information, place holds on ebooks, and directly download and read library ebooks on their devices are critically important for libraries to be competitive in the mobile arena.
A new report from LJ indicates that it is vital for libraries to connect with digital patrons, especially ebook readers, and satisfying their expectations has a meaningful upside for both the library users and the publishing community.
A study by former Vancouver chief librarian Paul Whitney found that there was a 243 per cent increase in ebook loans in the first two months of 2011 compared with January and February of 2010 in the Vancouver library system.
Le service de distribution de livres numériques OverDrive, très bien installé dans les bibliothèques et les écoles, annonce avoir ajouté à son catalogue quelques milliers de titres supplémentaires - et compte maintenant des livres dans 50 langues différentes.
Check out your ebook licenses; if you think you own the ebooks that you paid for, think again. A thorough examination of the contract language may indicate that you are only renting the content, which would mean you have to pay the rent every year or risk losing all of your ebooks.
Because our school is in the midst of a 1:1 iPad implementation, it became critical to figure out how to deliver “library” books to students, and an e-library seemed an important way to reduce costs for students who might otherwise end up...
Ce n'est pas parce qu'on est petit qu'on n'a pas droit à son livre numérique : colorés, animés et sonores, les ebooks pour enfants rivalisent d'innovations pour attirer les plus jeunes devant l'écran, mais à des fins éducatives.
According to some projections, ebooks are the reason more people are reading. According to some librarians, ebook lending is the reason more people are borrowing books. So why is the model not working out too well? The ongoing drama over the Big Six vs. Amazon has left a lot of libraries and their patrons waiting on the sidelines of the debate in confusion, waiting patiently to see when they will simply be allowed to borrow a book.
Hoping to skirt Penguin’s library e-book restrictions by checking out a hot new title as a digital audiobook instead? Sorry, that strategy will no longer work as Penguin changed its library policies again today.
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