August 21, 2014

MacMillan, Follett Partner to Expand PreK–12 Ebook Offerings

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Follett has partnered with Macmillan Publishers to distribute Macmillan’s collection of popular ebook titles for PreK–12 students. The collection adds to the more than 250,000 ebook titles currently available through Titlewave, Follett’s collection development, search and ordering tool.

Follett to Upgrade Server; Services Will Be Down Briefly

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Follett has announced that many of its online services—including Titlewave, Destiny, and Follett Shelf—will be unavailable from Thursday, November 28, though Saturday, November 30, as the company moves its data center to another location in Illinois.

Mary Lee Schneider to Head Follett Corporation

Mary Lee Schneider, president and CEO of the Follett Corporation

Mary Lee Schneider becomes president and chief executive officer of Follett Corporation. Schneider’s appointment has important implications for the elementary and high schools that rely on Follett for their print and digital learning materials.

Ebook Collections Surging: New Data Available from LJ, SLJ Annual Usage Reports

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Now in their third year, the LJ/SLJ Ebook Usage reports track long-term trends in public, academic, and K-12 school libraries, presenting detailed information about how libraries are adapting to this technology. Sponsored by Freading, Ebooks on EBSCOhost, and Follett, this year’s reports are freely available for download.

Ebrary Cultivates a Niche in the Public Library Market

Kevin Sayar, ebrary’s president and general manager

Ebrary’s flagship ebook product is Academic Complete, but the ProQuest unit has also offered for two years a parallel product in the public library channel called Public Library Complete that some libraries are finding a congenial fit as they sort through the growing number of offerings on the market.

Ebook toolkit: SLJ Reviews Follett’s Ereader Suite

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Jeff Hastings considers building a Follett ebook collection now that the company has released apps that let patrons read from among their 132,000 K–12 titles, online or off, on iPads and Android 3.0+ tablets.

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: John Williams, Follett Library Resources & BWI

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The management of digital resources requires a selection and evaluation process by a professional who’s involved with integrating technology into teaching and learning. We see examples of this change underway in lots of libraries today.