Mishka Fielding is the Learning Resources Supervisor at Bolton Sixth Form. In this podcast she discussed how they have made use of ebooks though ebray, and how this has been incorporated into eclipse.net, the library’s information management system.
Bolton Sixth Form was recently named as one of the top 20 FE colleges, and the top Sixth Form College for ebrary usage in terms of number of page views. Mishka explains how students can create their own ebrary accounts where they can create their own collections of books which they can annotate and save specific chapters. Mishka points out that using these ebooks, which are cover to cover electronic copies of books ranging from GCSE to Degree level, can save the college money and allow every learner to have personal access to the same book at the same time.
In this podcast Mishka claims the ebrary system give the college access to 80,000 books. This was an error and the correct amount is approximately 3000 however new titles are being added on a regular basis.