Bellarmine has interest but also a lot of questions to be discussed later, such
* how will we build our collection? Who will be in charge of selecting
* Is this primarily for fiction and popular non-fiction (bestsellers)
* We may need separate collections for K-8 and 9-12 schools because those
are very different collections
* The single-gender schools may have different collection criteria than
co-ed that we would have to consider.
Anyway, I’m interested but concerned about the pragmatic logistics of going in
on this together.
Thanks for letting us know about this opportunity!
Director of Library Services
Bellarmine College Preparatory
960 W. Hedding St.
San Jose, CA 95126
From: baisl-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:baisl-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Gretchen Weidenbach
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:30 PM
Subject: [baisl] Re: New Opportunity for Building a Shared Overdrive
I am interested in this as well, thank you!
On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 1:18 PM, Robin Gluck
I would be interested in learning more.
On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 12:07 PM, Eric Mahollitz
Kevin Coon, the OverDrive rep for all BAISL schools, contacted me today about
setting up a consortium/shared
for all interested schools in our group. I am in favor of providing resources
via a consortium as it allows our students to have access to a more engaging
and diverse collection of resources than I can build with my own budget (our
collection with OverDrive has been growing for 3 years, but is still not very
big). With 100 percent of the investment going towards buying content and no
setup fees, I am strongly in favor of joining forces with those of you that
would be interested as we might be able to launch a collection with over $10K
in content or more.
Kevin mentioned that he has already built a collection that includes over a
dozen schools with the ISLE group and I was able to get him to provide the
participation tiers which are based on school size. These figures represent
never-before-seen prices for using OverDrive (a 75 percent reduction for my
school, in fact), so I hope those of you that have not yet started offering
digital content (and even those who have) take a close look at this opportunity.
<500 = $250
501- 749 = $500
750 - 999 = $750
1000-1499 = $1000
1500+ = $1500
I will try and field as many questions as I can for the group and if it’s
helpful, Kevin has said he is willing to set up a webinar/conference call so
that he can review the details with us. He is going to send me an official
participation form over the next few days so that I can share it with all of
For those that don’t know Kevin, he is based in CA and can be reached at
Salesian College Prep
Richmond, CA 94804
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