Follett invests in ShowEvidence, partnership focused on advancing solutions for educational assessment

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

RIVER GROVE, Ill., March 6, 2014 – Follett Corporation today announced an investment in ShowEvidence, Inc., a Santa Clara, California-based education software company that provides innovative solutions for assessing student and teacher performance. The investment is the first from the Follett Knowledge Fund, a $50 million venture fund focused on disruptive technologies in the education/technology […]

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Follett announces ebook partnership with Penguin Group

February 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

MCHENRY, Ill., Feb. 13, 2014 –Follett today announced it has launched a collection of nearly 17,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students from Penguin Group (USA).  Penguin is the fifth major book publisher to partner with Follett in the past six months, joining Random House, Hachette, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan. The Penguin collection is available […]

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Follett Partners with Random House to distribute ebooks to K-12

August 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

Press Release:  McHenry, Ill., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing its ongoing commitment to expand and enhance its PreK-12 digital solutions to support learning, Follett has partnered with Random House, Inc., the world’s largest English language trade publisher, to offer new and popular ebook titles to school libraries. Follett’s ebook customers are now able to […]

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Follett Digital Reader App coming soon

December 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news from Follett.  Their Digital Reader App is coming this winter and will allow mobile access to content. Here is a brief statement from the Follett website.  Read Follett eBooks anytime, anywhere with the FREE Follett Digital Reading App. Provide your patrons mobile access to the widest selection of K-12 specific eBooks including picture […]

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Is it possible to donate an eBook to the library?

May 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Roger Sperberg wrote an interesting piece, “How to give away an ebook after you’ve read it” in the Teleread blog.  He discusses the idea of patrons purchasing an ebook to read for themselves and donating it to the library when they are finished.  Roger states, “If I buy an ebook of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, […]

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Booklist Online Articles Feature Follett, NetLibrary, and Overdrive

October 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

Those of you interested in learning more about Follett and Overdrive should take a look at the recent  Off The Shelf column in Booklist Online – E-book Distributors for the Public and School Library Markets.  The article provides an overview of the content, features, and business models of both of these distributors. NetLibrary, due to it’s […]

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