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Session 3C: eBooks! Got Questions? Get Answers: Session Overview

eBooks! Got Questions? Get Answers

"People who love reading are often called bookworms - but that's the wrong way around.  It's not you that worms into a book; it's books that worm into you."  Novelist Amanda Craig, quoted in the Independent (U.K.)

Get answers to your questions about subscriptions or purchasing eBooks for your library, how to manage your selections and integrate them with your other library resources. Session will feature FollettShelf, but also cover WorldBook eBooks, PermaboundMackin, Gale, ProQuestTumblebooks, and OverDrive.

Can eBooks help meet your curriculum needs for informational texts that match and develop the abilities of your students ?

Managing your FollettShelf

Topics to review:

Other eBook Vendors

Remember:  If you are adding MARC records to your catalog for a subscription to eBooks, create a Resource List named for that subscription first.  Then choose to add the Titles to that list when you are importing the MARC records.  Then, if you decide not to continue your subscription later, you can Export and delete the subscription eBook titles by choosing to Export and Delete the titles in the Resource List that you created.

The following are some of the optional purchases, subscriptions, or eBooks available to your students and teachers through :

  •    World Book eBooks  Click here for the MARC record file to upload.  Please see Remember above.  If you don't want a particular title to be available to your students, you can delete it after the upload.
    Students and Teachers can read eBooks in World Book’s customized online viewer.   World Book’s eBook collection includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels, with unlimited simultaneous access to all of the books in the collection. This subscription is available to all Rhode Islanders through Students and teachers can create a personal account or use an existing WorldBook Research account to  check out eBooks, and add bookmarks, highlights, and notes that are saved to their account.  Subscribers using a supported tablet device may download the World Book eBook app for offline viewing for free from Google Play (Android devices) and iTunes (iPads).

  • ​Mackin Via  - an alternative to the Follett eBook shelf.  How can you integrate Mackin Via eBooks and other digital products with your catalog?

  • Gale Cengage -  eReference aimed at students, researchers, professionals, and general readers through an online virtual library.  Take a look at their Toolkits for School Libraries.  MARC records can be uploaded to your Destiny site.  Gale Virtual Library content is also accessible through OneSearch in Destiny.  St. Mary's Academy - Bay View uses both of these methods to make content available to their students and teachers.

  • eLibrary  provides full-text and multimedia reference essentials for middle/high school students.  MARC records can be obtained through their 360 MARC Updates service.

  • Tumblebooks -  interactive, animated, audio and video collections designed for audiences K through high school

  •   Infobase - online information and streaming video.  Free MARC records are available for your eBooks.

  •   OverDrive
    You can integrate your OverDrive subscription with your library catalog.

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Dorothy Frechette, RILINK Executive Director

Top BookLynx users - RILINK schools

If you want to know more about the Follett eBook experience, ask the library media specialist at:

  1. Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School of Coventry
  2. Greenbush Elementary  School
  3. J F Horgan Elementary School
  4. West Warwick Jr/Sr High School
  5. Ponaganset Middle School
  6. Primrose Hill School
  7. East Greenwich High School
  8. East Providence High School
  9. Gorton Jr High School
  10. James H. Eldredge School
  11. St. Mary Academy - Bay View 

What eContent is supported by FollettShelf?

Which eContent is supported by Follett Shelf? from FollettShelf FAQ  8/6/2015