SimplyE @ Amigos: An Overview and Demonstration

Scheduled Dates

Monday, November 23, 2020 at 1pm - 2pm CST

Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 3pm - 4pm CST

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10am - 11am CST

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 1pm - 2pm CST

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 1pm - 2pm CDT

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10am - 12pm CDT

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1pm - 2pm CDT

Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11am - 12pm CDT

Course Description

Created by a partnership of libraries across the country, and led by The New York Public Library, SimplyE gives you access to the national ebook and digital audiobook library lending program. SimplyE is the reading app that makes it easy to browse, borrow, and read ebooks or listen to digital audiobooks in your library's collection on your mobile device.

This free session is an introduction to SimplyE, the open source app built by libraries for libraries. We will discuss reasons libraries have implemented this app, demonstrate how patrons are using it, the state of the national project, and how a library can set it up for their patrons with Amigos.

Although not yet available, work is being done on providing academic functionality and content. Stop in to see why we're so excited to bring this service to libraries – both members and non-members.

Course Type: 
Prerequisites

None

Learning Objectives
  • Become familiar with functionality within SimplyE
  • List e-resource vendors used by your library that are in the app
  • Identify 2 advantages and disadvantages of the SimplyE service
Homework Expectations

None

Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of a 1-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
1
Instructor
Fees
Amigos Member Fee: 
$0.00
Non-member Fee: 
$0.00