Overdrive Website Think: Subscription Access via Media Console 2 part fee: 50% Annual Service Fee 50% Purchase of Titles Image via http://www.overdrive.com/education/k-12-schools/http://www.overdrive.com/education/k-12-schools/
Overdrive Popular books eBooks and audiobooks Can separate by age Works with most devices Do not own Expensive Annual cost Cannot migrate
BrainHive Website Pay-Per-View of eBooks Each click = $1 Can set a do not exceed amount Image via http://www.brainhive.com/Pages/Home.aspxhttp://www.brainhive.com/Pages/Home.aspx
BrainHive No fees Huge catalog Simultaneous access Can opt to buy Do not own Cannot download/migrate No money, no access Not available on Kindle
Follett Shelf Website Can keep purchased eBooks Fine print: eBooks only accessible via FollettShelf Focus on educational titles Access via library catalog/web, or app Image via http://www.aboutfollettebooks.com/follettshelf.cfmhttp://www.aboutfollettebooks.com/follettshelf.cfm
FollettShelf Own books forever No fees eBooks and audiobooks Simultaneous access available Access to many publishers Simultaneous access = expensive Cannot migrate Login required
Axis360 Website True ownership (credit to migrate to a new system) Fine print: The other vendor must accept the credit Uses Blio eReading software Can download in multiple formats (ePub/PDF) ADA compliant Image via http://www.btol.com/images/axis-page-image.jpghttp://www.btol.com/images/axis-page-image.jpg
Axis360 Own books forever Migration is possible Can download eBooks and audiobooks Access for most devices Works with assistive tech One time setup fee ($) Fewer titles than Overdrive
Mackin Via Website Integrates eBooks and databases Many educational features: Highlight Citations Notes Can create groups (mini collections) Can search/browse by subject Image via http://www.mackin.com/cms/uploads/images/default_page/slides/VIA_1011.jpghttp://www.mackin.com/cms/uploads/images/default_page/slides/VIA_1011.jpg
Mackin Via Features support educational use Own books forever No annual fees Can download Access for most devices No audiobooks available Fewer titles than Overdrive
SEBCO Website All simultaneous access, all can be downloaded without deletion Multiple book types (interactive/hybrid) Access via website/app Image via http://library.esebco.com/images/about-esebco-logo.gifhttp://library.esebco.com/images/about-esebco-logo.gif
SEBCO Own books forever All books are simultaneous access Can download, no deletion Many publishers One-time setup fee ($50) No regional purchases Titles can be expensive
Individual Publishers Some publishers host their own eBooks A few examples: Marshall-Cavendish Capstone Each one has different rules/features
Individual Publishers Can shop aroundnot locked into one service Rarely involve subscription fees Often simultaneous use DRM is not streamlined Multiple publishers = multiple platforms Limited to a single publisher
Storia Website One of the bigger individual publishers Scholastic Platform = Only Scholastic titles Access ONLY via Storia eReading app Limits access on devices other than PC/Mac or tablet Image via http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/sites/default/files/asset/image/storia- personalized-teacher1.jpghttp://www.scholastic.com/teachers/sites/default/files/asset/image/storia- personalized-teacher1.jpg
Storia Own books forever Can download Read aloud features One publisher All single user Access restricted to Storia app No web-based access only for PC/Mac/Tablets
Ownership Model Subscription Model Bigger varietyMore flexibilityHigher cost Potential loss of collection Fewer choicesLess flexibilityCost varies Own books forever There is no perfect solution…yet.
SCHOOL LIBRARY SYSTEM PLANS Exploring Axis360, Mackin Via and Overdrive SEBCO Brain Hive Follett Storia Individual Publishers More appropriate for district-level purchasing Looking for greater variety of titles
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References With Axis 360, Baker & Taylor Establishes a Foothold in the Ebook Distribution Market. The Digital Shift, 2012, March 7. Retrieved from: http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/03/ebooks/with-axis- 360-baker-taylor-establishes-a-foothold-in-the-ebook-distribution-market/ BrainHive Frequently Asked Questions. BrainHive, n.d. Retrieved from: http://www.brainhive.com/Pages/FAQ.aspx eBooks for K-12 Schools. Overdrive, Inc., n.d. Retrieved from: http://www.overdrive.com/Solutions/Schools/K12/SDL/ Follett Shelf FAQs. FollettShelf. Follett, n.d. Retrieved from: http://www.aboutfollettebooks.com/faqs.cfm. LeBlanc, Susan (DCMO BOCES School Library System Director). Email interview. 5 Mar. 2013 Portzer, Candace (Questar III BOCES School Library System Director). Phone interview. 28 Feb. 2013 "Purchase or Lease? Options for School Library eBook Acquisition." K-12 Digital Decisions. Follett, n.d. Retrieved from: http://www.k12digitaldecisions.com/purchase-or-lease. Salomone, Claudio (SEBCO Representative). Personal interview. 8 Feb. 2013. Yeager, Regina (Follett Representative). Personal interview. 5 Mar. 2013.
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