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How have eBooks transformed the reading experience. What does the evolution from print to digital reading mean for schools and school libraries?
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Amazon Alters Rules for Kindles in School Libraries

Amazon Alters Rules for Kindles in School Libraries | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it

Amazon has apparently created new rules governing the use of its Kindle ereader in school libraries. The website of the ecommerce giant states that content cannot be loaded across multiple devices at one time, and an Amazon rep told at least one school librarian, Buffy Hamilton, that ebooks cannot be ported to more than one device. Amazon also requires that each Kindle be tethered to its own account.

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StarWalk Kids Media Launches New Children's eBook Platform at ... - PR Newswire (press release)

StarWalk Kids Media Launches New Children's eBook Platform at ...PR Newswire (press release)StarWalk Kids Media Launches New Children's eBook Platform at ALA Annual.
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Home - Follett eBooks

Home - Follett eBooks | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it

"More than just pages on a screen – Follett eBooks are dynamic teaching tools that enhance learning, both in the library and the classroom."

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School Libraries Struggle with E-Book Loans

School Libraries Struggle with E-Book Loans | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it

"Even though there’s keen interest on the part of library patrons to check out e-books, making a move to digital loans is not going to be easy. That’s true for all libraries, but it’s especially true for school libraries, many of which already face budget woes and as such, have to weigh carefully how to invest in new books to stock the shelves."

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Ebook toolkit: Mackin VIA

Ebook toolkit: Mackin VIA | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it

Mackin—like Follett—is scrambling to evolve quickly and cater to increasingly econtent-savvy customers in order to grab as much of the emerging school library ebook market as possible.

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Pick Me! Pick Me!: It's not easy to choose a series nonfiction ebook platform

Pick Me! Pick Me!: It's not easy to choose a series nonfiction ebook platform | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it

"Ebooks. You know their time has come, but the market is bewildering. So many formats and readers, and forget about the pricing models. But help is at hand."

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Test Drive

Test Drive | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it

"Though Follett’s ebooks have been around for years, I’m suddenly very enthused about the prospect of building a Follett ebook collection now that the company has released apps that let patrons read from among their 132,000 K–12 titles, online or off, on iPads and Android 3.0+ tablets."

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On-Demand eBook Service for K-12 Schools Announced from Brain Hive, LLC | Business Wire

On-Demand eBook Service for K-12 Schools Announced from Brain Hive, LLC | Business Wire | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it
On-Demand eBook Service for K-12 Schools Announced from Brain Hive, LLC; Thousands of eBooks Available for Checkout for Just a Brain Hive Buck™...
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Is the Best Android Tablet Available Made for Kids? - Wired News

Is the Best Android Tablet Available Made for Kids? - Wired News | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Is the Best Android Tablet Available Made for Kids?
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Ebooks and School Libraries | American Libraries Magazine

Ebooks and School Libraries | American Libraries Magazine | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it

In their efforts to implement ebooks, school libraries face a set of challenges that differ from those confronting their public and academic counterparts.

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13 Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers

13 Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it
On average, using one free eBook instead of a printed copy can save your class around $450! Try perusing these 13 websites to find free teacher eBooks.
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CK12.ORG - FlexBooks

CK12.ORG - FlexBooks | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it
CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and worldwide.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it

Gale is well known for its library databases.  The Gale Virtual Reference Library offers thousands of its print titles in eBook form with a reading platform that features audio, download and printing as well as the ability to read on a variety of devices. 

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Ebooks — The Digital Shift

Ebooks — The Digital Shift | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Digital Shift is the new home for all technology-related stories and features published by Library Journal and School Library Journal. We’ll cover everything to keep librarians informed as they help ease patrons’ and students’ immersion in an increasingly digital world."

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Unglue.it Wants to Make a Creative Commons for E-books - Mashable

Unglue.it Wants to Make a Creative Commons for E-books - Mashable | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Unglue.it Wants to Make a Creative Commons for E-booksMashableUnglue.it wants to make your favorite e-books free to the world.
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NOOK in Education™ - Barnes & Noble

NOOK in Education™ - Barnes & Noble | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it

"NOOK is the A+ Choice for Education. Save money and get everyone reading. NOOK helps make reading, learning and studying more enjoyable for students- plus it's a great value."

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Apple - Education - iBooks Textbooks for iPad

Apple - Education - iBooks Textbooks for iPad | eBooks and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Introducing an entirely new kind of textbook that’s dynamic, current, engrossing, and truly interactive. A textbook created with iBooks Author and brought to life by iPad.
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