Project Gutenberg if you're in a secondary. Most of the classics for the sum total of £0. (Due to being out of copyright).
Our new librarian is keen to shake up the way we do things in her domain (geddit?) and has been asking about e-books for schools. My initial Google hasn't thrown up too much of use, so I wondered if anyone has gone down this route or investigated further?
I've put a tweet out to a bunch of librarians. The other thing you can do is speak to your local Schools Library Service about it too.
One of my schools has been trying Kindles, but the problem there is the way in which the Amazon account has to be handled. There are loads of free Gutenberg texts on there and you can get the first chapter of many in print books for free. If only we could figure out how to manage the 'account' bit!
P.s. we have the same issue with using itouch in the classroom
Check out the online link to the local library, if your kids are all members they should be able to access their accounts online and any book collections they have, including audio books. : )
Some great replies there. Thanks a lot.
Try OverDrive but think it is quite costly. If want to see it in action then can join Herts Elibary for free (anyone in world can join don't have to be in herts).
hertsdirect.org eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks
OverDrive - Global distributor of digital eBooks, audiobooks, music & video for library, school & retail--Digital Books for Schools
Is there anyone else here using Overdrive? We are looking at it and wondering how it will link into our existing Oliver server.
might be worth asking Micro Librarian Systems, they did a hosted install of there eclipse library software....im sure they have some kind of e-book solution....either that or
1> buy a set of kindles/or prefered ereaders
2>download Calibre Library Software(freeware)
3>download required ebooks from Project Gutenburg
4>use calibre to transfer ebooks onto ereaders
Using the calibre route you dont need to set up a kindle/amazon account
Last edited by HaleStorm; 27th June 2012 at 11:14 AM.
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