Champagne wishes, caviar dreams: incorporating ereaders into leisure reading while on a beer budget

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Anna R. Craft, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In the spring of 2010, staff at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library began investigating how to use end of year funds. One of the chosen ideas was to experiment with circulating Kindles loaded with leisure reading titles. The pilot program was initiated as a result of the convergence of the Dean of Library Services’ enduring interest in the positive impact reading has on society; the library’s need to spend its money wisely, but quickly; and a growing interest in innovation. The Kindle lending program became a successful service, but it was not without its challenges. This article covers the setup required for lending Kindles pre-loaded with electronic titles.

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Language: English
Date: 2011
Kindles, e-readers, electronic readers, e-books, leisure reading , library collections, surveys, statistics, academic libraries, librarianship, libraries

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