Circulating Electronics: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Karen Lemke & Elizabeth von Tauffkirchen,  Pine River Library (CO)

Since 2008, the Pine River Library has offered a variety of electronics to their patrons. Circulating laptops, eReaders, mp3 players, and more can be good, bad, and even downright ugly. But offering patrons the chance to learn about emerging technologies is priceless. From setting up a new program at your library, to augmenting an existing program, Karen and Elizabeth will share their best-practice tips for circulating electronics.

3 Responses to Circulating Electronics: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

  1. Kent Harris says:

    Is there an economical way to convert the inventory of books shelved at public libraries to e-books? The current inventory of titles on state or regional e-libraries is woefully inadequate.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    • Kent,

      Are you wondering about literally scanning the content into digital files? If so, economical or not, there are significant copyright issues that the library will immedaitely run into should they try something like that. See: Google Book Project & related law suits.

      Michael

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