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1 eBooks for the Future of School Libraries Presented by: Joanna McNally and Betsey Lee Orange City School District OELMA Annual Conference 2012

2 Background information Orange City Schools Suburban school district located in the greater Cleveland area Relatively high wealth 3 buildings located on a campus: o 1 elementary school (~900 students) o 1 middle school (~500 students) o 1 high school (~700 students) Cuyahoga County Public Library Orange Branch is less than a half mile away from the school campus and provides OverDrive Downloadables to patrons Next Generation Learning school district o Anytime, anywhere opportunities o Personalized learning o Comprehensive systems of learning supports o Authentic student voices o Performance based learning o World class knowledge and skills

3 How we got started Desire to provide students and staff with a variety of options: 1.Print (magazines, books - nonfiction and fiction) 2.eBooks via devices (i.e.: Nook Simple Touch, iPad, computer) 3.Downloadable eBooks (to an individual's personal device) 4.Audiobooks (to an individual's personal device) 5.Subscription services (i.e.: research databases/vendors) eBook options Amazon Kindle Baker & Taylor Axis 360 Barnes & Noble Nook Follett Bookshelf Google Books iBooks Local public library OverDrive

4 How we got funded PTA - provided funding for 12 nooks and some titles during the school year (in conjunction with an author visit) Orange Foundation Grant - paved the way for Year 1 with OverDrive $4,000 grant received Initial and ongoing costs (pricing varies by school/district size): o $2,000 software/license o $2,000 content Curriculum for ongoing support plus $2,000 from our book budget for OverDrive Will continue to seek funding opportunities

5 Getting started with OverDrive in 10 steps 1.OELMA Conference - spoke with vendor 2.Arranged for a meeting with a Library and Educational Salesperson from OverDrive a.Provided demonstration b.Gave us information to share with administrators 3.Completed the OverDrive "School Download Library Order Form and Fee Schedule" 4.Participated in an OverDrive Kick-Off Call with our account specialist 5.Completed set-up a.Library Contact Information b.ILS Vendor Settings c.Website Settings 6.Participated in an OverDrive Content Reserve training 7.Ordered materials - still ordering! 8.Downloaded software (Adobe Digital Editions and OverDrive Media Console) 9.Test and go live 10.Marketing, marketing, marketing!

6 Software must haves Adobe Digital Editions o After downloading the software, you will need to Create an Adobe ID o You will need to authorize your computer with your Adobe ID o The Adobe ID can be used on multiple devices OverDrive Media Console o After selecting an item in OverDrive, this is the software you will use to actually read/view the item A list of resources and links is available from the Orange High School LibraryOrange High School Library

7 Policies 1.Policies for checking out equipment a.Started out by collecting other school's policies/forms b.Created a form for Orange c.Ended up with NEOLA "Lending/Use of District Equipment Agreement" form 7530 F1/page 1 of 1 1.Policies for setting up OverDrive with library automation software - worked with our ITC (NCC) to assist in completing/testing this a.ILS vendor = SirsiDynix b.ILS vendor product = Symphony c.ILS protocol = SIP2 i.server address ii.port d.ILS vendor authentication i.codes ii.library cards (samples) iii.fines

8 Ordering process Content Reserve Challenges o PC only o Internet Explorer o Slow, clunky o Will be completely revamped by January 1, 2013 Time Formats o MP3 - compatible with mobile devices, PC & MAC o WMA - PC and iPods o ePub - preferred No bookbag/cart feature Publishers, limitations o no Penguin o no Scholastic o no Macmillan o Simon & Schuster - limited access o HarperCollins - limited to 26 check outs

9 Content Reserve https://secure.contentreserve.com/Login.asp

10 What it looks like #1

11 What it looks like #2

12 Locker

13 Challenges OverDrive is not as familiar with the school library environment as they are with the public library environment Time implementation / set up training ordering content promoting/marketing Collection development and $$$ Formats iAnything MP3 vs. WMA Kindle, Nook, PC, MAC, etc.

14 Contact info Questions? Joanna McNallyBetsey Lee High School Librarian Middle School Librarian Orange High SchoolBallard Brady Middle School Chagrin Boulevard32000 Chagrin BoulevardPepper Pike, OH x x3317


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