Benefits to e-books in schools

In an article that describes the how/why of putting e-books on the ‘shelves’ of school libraries, Trish du Temple points out a couple of advantages:

– “Loading other documents onto an e-book lending platform, like teacher notes, study guides and student work, adds another valuable dimension. Students may no longer have to carry around the same volume of paper-based materials – it could completely change the way a student works.”

– “Additional benefits for schools include a reduction in the need for shelf space. Titles also automatically ‘expire’ after the loan period – so there’s no concern about losing books, saving schools a lot of time and money.”

– “Schools are also using e-books to enable distance learning.”

– “One Auckland librarian commented that it gives books “street cred because a device is involved.””

Wheelers Books make an ebook lending platform readily available to schools – visit

Ref: Trish du Temple ‘Energising – Comment on Current Issues’ The School Library, Issue 13, Summer 2011/2012, p.7


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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