Questions and Answers
Prices increase dramatically for large schools - they go from paying $100 for BookLynx to $1000 for Sora. How is Sora worth so much more? BookLynx was set up originally to give every RILINK member a way to try out eBooks with their students and teachers for a minimal cost. We would have to go to some sort of enrollment-based cost if we were staying with BookLynx to make it a viable size for our students and teachers. We can mostly only rent, not purchase, due to publisher restrictions, titles for a particular number of months or a certain number of circulations before they expire. This means that the budget for our shared collection must be much larger to renew items that we want to keep in the collection while continuing to add new items.
How is RISOCKS better than buying $1000 worth of library books for our own school? Gives students and teachers access to the collection outside of the physical library with access to a greatly expanded collection, beyond what any one school could afford to provide.
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