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For the last two and a half years, OSU Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) circulated Kindle ereaders as a way to offer our students and faculty a popular reading collection. Although all OSU students, faculty and staff can get a card at the local public library just blocks from campus, our collection continuously shows high demand. From an initial staff-selected collection of about 60 titles the collection has grown to over 600 largely patron-selected titles and consistently has a filled wait list; clearly this niche service has found an audience! So, why ditch our Kindles in favor of…tablets? Come find out how we re-envision this service and hear preliminary results of this new tablet lending program.

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Start Date

8-2-2013 3:05 PM

End Date

8-2-2013 4:00 PM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20050

Subjects

Electronic book readers -- Evaluation, Academic libraries -- Circulation and loans, Libraries -- Circulation analysis, Tablet computers

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We Ditched our Kindles and You Can, Too!

For the last two and a half years, OSU Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) circulated Kindle ereaders as a way to offer our students and faculty a popular reading collection. Although all OSU students, faculty and staff can get a card at the local public library just blocks from campus, our collection continuously shows high demand. From an initial staff-selected collection of about 60 titles the collection has grown to over 600 largely patron-selected titles and consistently has a filled wait list; clearly this niche service has found an audience! So, why ditch our Kindles in favor of…tablets? Come find out how we re-envision this service and hear preliminary results of this new tablet lending program.