The Handheld Librarian 7 conference will be held virtually next Wednesday and Thursday, August 15th and 16th.Â On day two, a 2-hour workshop on the state of the eReader is available. More information is below:
State of the eReader:Â This featured workshop will focus on the legal, ethical, and technical aspects of eReaders. The goal is to give librarians and library staff the broad info they need to help patrons access and manage mobile digital content. Discussion will include examples of effective eReader use in a variety of libraries and tips on creating accessible eBook and eReader collections.
Moderator:Â Sue Polanka, Wright State University Libraries
Listened in on a Kindle Loan program at the Handheld Librarian conference today.Â Panelists from university and public libraries discussed their current Kindle loan programs.Â Some highlights included:
- Each school had between 4 and 8 Kindles for loan, mostly Kindle 1 and 2
- Circulation staff handled the loan/fines and the downloading of titles
- Program started as an ILL service, asking patrons with ILL requests if they were open to using the Kindle/ebook (about 1/2 were willing to during the pilot) Continue reading Loaning Kindles
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