September 24, 2017

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Penguin Random House Announces New Ebook Terms of Sale for Libraries

Penguin Random House today announced a new terms of sale policy for ebook licenses sold to public, school, and other libraries. Effective January 1, 2016, all Penguin and Random House adult and children’s frontlist and backlist ebook titles will be available under the one-ebook, one-user, no loan cap perpetual licensing model that has long been employed by Random House.

A Well Connected Lineup at The Digital Shift

School Library Journal and Library Journal presented The Digital Shift on October 14, our sixth annual virtual conference examining the challenges and opportunities that the digital landscape presents for libraries and their communities. Archived content will be available.

Nader Qaimari on Ebook Integration, User Experience, and other aspects of the Digital Shift

Library Journal spoke to Nader Qaimari, Senior Vice President of Content Solutions and Services, Follett, about libraries’ evolving role in using the latest technology to connect patrons to the information, tools, services, that they need—and to one another.

The New Immigrants NYC 1880-1924 | Touch and Go

In its breath and depth, a new app created by the New York City Department of Education in partnership with four cultural institutions will help students understand the value of primary sources, develop insight into the experience of millions of new arrivals to our nation in the early 20th century, and explore historical thinking. And best of all—it’s free.

Follett Forges Ebook Partnership with Carolina Biological Supply

Follett has recently announced an ebook partnership with Carolina Biological Supply, a provider of science lab materials and curricula.

Findaway Debuts Playaway Launchpad

Findaway has recently launched the first-ever secure, preloaded learning tablet designed for children in a circulation environment, according to Playaway spokesperson Brittany Gonzalez, and the Chicago Public Library and Nashville Public Library are amongst its early adopters.

OH School Librarian Gets E-Kiosk to Access Public Library’s Digital Collection

Middle school librarian Mary Burkey wondered how she was going to get digital books into kids’ hands. Her ongoing partnership with the local public library eventually led to a digital kiosk that allows kids at school to browse and access the library’s full digital collection.

“Stephen Hawking’s Snaphots of the Universe” |On the iPad

In this “fun introduction to big concepts in astronomy,” students will engage in a variety of interactive experiments, illuminated by the lucid text.

Kids and Apps: A New Parent’s Guide from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center

The free guide, “Family Time with Apps,” discusses how apps can be used to foster communication and learning while turning “screen time into family time.”

How Denise Sumida Won the SLJ Buzz Award for Her Library

Inventive and quietly determined, Pearl Harbor Elementary School librarian Denise Sumida uses high tech to foster a culture of deep readers.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Capstone Launches PebbleGo Next

Capstone Publishing launched the PebbleGo Next database module on November 24. Find out how to sign up for your free trial.

The New News-O-Matic | Touch and Go

News-O-Matic, a subscription app launched in June 2013 by Press4Kids, has recently undergone enhancements for its readers—and their educators.

The Book Is Far Superior to the Ebook for Early Literacy | Up for Debate

The adult-child relationship is the foundation of healthy, early child development, including early literacy skills, and print books—not ebooks—invite and sustain parent-child interaction and the personal and intimate experience of sharing and talking through reading.

Ebooks Enhance Development of the Whole Child | Up for Debate

When new media tools are expertly selected and appropriately used with children, such tools can support and enhance adults’ role in supporting development of the whole child, especially three- to eight-year-olds.

Curators, Lurkers Top SLJ Online Persona Quiz

Most people who took SLJ’s Participatory Online Persona (POP) survey identified themselves as Curators. A mere .7 percent—a single respondent—chose the Self-Promoter category. Check out SLJ’s POP infographic.

Authors John Green and James Patterson Stuck in Midst of Ongoing Battle of Amazon vs. Hachette

Hachette authors James Patterson and JK Rowling, and John Green of Penguin/Random House, are just some of the authors embroiled in the ongoing public battle between Amazon and Hachette Book Group over the renegotiation of their contract on profit share. Amazon has been cited with using bullying tactics, Hachette books sales have suffered, and authors, like John Green, are speaking out.

What’s Your Online Persona?

Are you an online adventurer, curator, amplifier, or something else? Learn about the 12 online personas, and tell us who you are in an online poll.

McGraw-Hill Forges Partnership with Follett to Offer EBook Content to K-12 Schools

On June 24, McGraw-Hill announced its partnership with Follett to offer ebook content to K-12 schools.

Libraries Must Accommodate Self-Directed Student Activities | Pivot Points

In many classrooms, traditional rows are giving way to pods of desks where students work collaboratively. As students get used to flexible, collaboration-friendly environments, libraries need to adapt as well.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Capstone’s Pebble Go Is Now Mobile

Capstone now offers customers early access to a beta version of its popular PreK-3 research solution PebbleGo™—PebbleGo 2.0 features a new interface design optimized for the iPad, Android, Kindle Fire HD, and other mobile devices, as well as a number of navigation and user enhancements.