If you're an OverDrive user, I hope you can shed some light on a question that's been plaguing me. On the OverDrive web site, the following information appears:
Underneath the section titled License, it states:
You may not download Digital Content to any school media center or library Device or any other school-issued Device that allows for access by multiple users. Digital Content may be used on school-issued Devices that are issued to students under a one-to-one device program where each Device is assigned for the exclusive use by a single student.
In chatting with our local Barnes and Noble representative, we receive the following assurance:
Regarding the use of the Overdrive app for the school market: We have been assured that as long as the district has a subscription to Overdrive there should be no issue using the app.In addition to this assurance from Barnes and Noble, an OverDrive sales representative has stated the following:
I contacted [Name of Representative removed] at OverDrive and asked her if students are allowed to check-out materials using a device they check-out from the school (library) for a short period of time (circulating eReader, etc.). Her answer -- absolutely!Ok, let's review what we know:
- Barnes and Noble says YES to circulating eReaders
- OverDrive Sales says YES to circulating eReaders.
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