There is no set up fee, but my understanding is that those fees must go
towards titles that will exist in the shared collection. Schools can also
maintain titles that are visible only to their students.
Title selection was discussed the least, so I'll refrain from commenting on
As for different grade levels, it sounds like lower schools might be
restricted from accessing upper-level content but upper schools would see
On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 1:34 PM Joanne Melinson <jmelinson@xxxxxxxxxx>
We at Sacramento Country Day School are interested. We don't currentlyEric Mahollitz
have Overdrive. Is that fee you mentioned the total cost or is there some
sort of set up fee involved if you don't already use them?
I'd also be curious about how the collection selection will work. Is it a
set list of titles or would we choose the titles as a group? Would there be
different ones available for different divisions such as lower, middle,
Thank you for working on this!
On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 1:18 PM, Robin Gluck <rgluck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I would be interested in learning more.
On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 12:07 PM, Eric Mahollitz <emahollitz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Kevin Coon, the OverDrive rep for all BAISL schools, contacted me today
about setting up a consortium/shared collection
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 you.
For those that don’t know Kevin, he is based in CA and can be reached at
949-791-7793 <(949)%20791-7793> or kcoon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.
Salesian College Prep
Richmond, CA 94804
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Sacramento Country Day School
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Sacramento, CA 95864