Granada Islamic School doesn't currently have digital content. I missed the
opportunity to become a BAISL member this school year, would I have to wait
until next school year to join the consortium for receiving Overdrive
content if I do become a BAISL member next year?
A few questions ... as we are an Islamic school, we would prefer titles
that are sound to fall in line with the religious aspect of our school.
Would there be a way to choose titles that we have pre-screened before our
students access them?
Also, we are a K-12th grade school, with students up to 10th grade right
now, as the high school recently started.
I would appreciate your response.
Granada Islamic School
3003 Scott Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 7:09 PM, Counts, Annette <acounts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Bishop O'Dowd High School is interested.
On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 2:59 PM, Marilyn Kimura <mkimura@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Nueva is interested in pursuing this opportunity also!
Many thanks for all the hard work.
On 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
Marilyn Kimura, Librarian
The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd.
Hillsborough, CA 94010
Voice: 650-350-4564 <(650)%20350-4564>
***I dream, therefore I exist***
Annette Counts | Librarian
Office: (510) 577-9100 x151
Parent of Peter Counts '11, Caroline Counts '12, Lizzy Counts '16
Bishop O'Dowd High School <http://www.bishopodowd.org/>
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