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From Karen: Nonfiction eBook Collections: The Pros and Cons

My friend Hornberger and I are having a conversation about nonfiction ebooks.

In a recent post I chatted about my students’ eager acceptance of the EBSCO e-Book Academic Collection.

Karen, the librarian at Palisades High School, as well as our PSLA Tech Committee co-chair and blogger, decided to test drive the database herself.  She also crowd-sourced the conversation.  I asked Karen for permission to cross-post and share her ebook pros and cons remix of one of our shared favorite picture books, Remy Charlip’s Fortunately.

Here is Karen’s synthesis and analysis:

Hi!  Last week I created a public Google Doc which allowed people to add to my thoughts on the pros and cons of nonfiction eBook collections.  It was an active document and many people contributed useful ideas!!!  Thank you, contributors!  Joyce Valenza emailed me the day I made the Google Doc public sharing with me that she planned to blog that same day on the topic.

As I was reflecting on how I wanted to organize and synthesize the information, I remembered a book that I read as an elementary librarian called Fortunately which alternated between fortunately and unfortunately.  I decided that I would create a slideshow with that as the format.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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