SI would like to learn more. Sorry for the delayed response!
On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 8:16 AM, Judy Scudder <jbscudder@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sacred Heart Cathedral would also like to learn more.
On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:42 AM, Claudia Sarconi <csarconi@xxxxxxxxx>
Notre Dame Belmont is interested in learning more about this.
Claudia Sarconi, MLIS
International Student Program Educator
Notre Dame High School Belmont
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On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 8:48 AM, Catherine Sullivan <
We have Axis 360 but I am very interested in learning more about the
Overdrive offer to BAISL schools. Many thanks for all your work.
On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 7:07 PM, Cathy Rettberg <
We have had Overdrive at Menlo for 4+ years now. I am very much in
favor of this idea but I have tons of questions!
- Would all of my existing content roll into the consortium content or
would we be starting with a new collection? There are interesting money
considerations here - I've invested a lot and wouldn't want to lose that.
On the other hand having a greatly enlarged group of people with access to
the books I paid for could limit my own community's access to the titles I
- How would we handle those pesky/annoying titles with limited licenses?
- Some schools will be able to buy a lot of books; some will buy fewer.
But everyone would have access to everything. I'm curious how other
consortia handle that from an equity standpoint.
- We have a variety of grade levels and our collections range from
conservative to liberal. How would we handle those differences? For example
I have the Song of Ice and Fire books in my collection but I limit them to
grades 10 and up. But some schools won't want those books in their
collections at all. We will have lots of examples like that.
- I allow parents to check out ebooks and audiobooks as well as
teachers and students. Other schools may not be doing that - not sure if it
makes a difference.
I know there will be more questions - these are just a few that come
to mind. But in general I'm interested in exploring this further.
Thanks Eric for coordinating this!
What I'm reading now:
*The Portable Veblen/*McKenzie
Cathy Rettberg, Head Librarian
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 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,
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
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.
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