With MackinVIA, sharing eBooks, audiobooks and all digital content between schools in a district or a consortium is one of the simplest and most economical ways to introduce digital content to a large number of students at an extremely affordable price.
When a digital library is shared, it expands the bounds of what a single school can purchase, giving all participating schools easy access to the purchased content.
What are the benefits of starting a MackinVIA Shared Digital Collection?
A shared MackinVIA eBook and digital resource collection provides access to more digital titles than a single school could purchase on its own. Sharing of the digital collection creates a welcome equilibrium of the collective assets giving every student in the district fair access to the content the district purchased.
Access to MackinVIA Shared Digital Collections requires no annual fee!
“ In Palm Beach County, our MackinVIA Shared Collection supports our Battle of the Books competition by making sure all students have access to at least one copy of the books involved. By strategically promoting both our MackinVIA collection and our Battle of the Books competition, participation in both grew dramatically. Once we tapped into our district promotions for summer reading and winter break reading our usage skyrocketed. Students will engage in eBooks if you give proper attention to training your media specialists and creating reasons for those collections to be used. ”
Hollyanne M. Ruffner
PBCSD Library Media Services
Additional benefits of starting a MackinVIA Shared Digital Collection include:
- Custom collection curation by our professional librarians at Mackin or customize yourself!
- The ability to add eBooks, audiobooks, databases, websites and streaming video specifically for your school (separate from the shared collection)
- Excellent 24/7 customer service assistance
- Free one-time migration of all existing content at the school level
- Lifetime access to MackinVIA without paying an annual fee!
It should be noted, MackinVIA Shared Digital Collections are limited to future purchases placed at the district and consortium level. Digital content previously purchased at the school level cannot be shared due to publisher licensing restrictions.
MackinVIA Currently Supports Shared Digital Collections for these Organizations
MackinVIA Currently Supports Shared Digital Collections for these Districts
Pulaski County Special School District, AR
Litchfield Elementary School District, AZ
Riverside Unified School District, CA
Martin County School District, FL
Osceola County School District, FL
Palm Beach Public Schools, FL
Pinellas County Schools, FL
Cobb County Schools, GA
Fulton County Schools, GA
SDA- Southern Union Conference, GA
Chicago Public Schools, IL
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD
Elk River Area School District, MN
Mankato Area School District, MN
Robbinsdale Area Schools, MN
Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, MN
Spring Lake Park Public Schools, MN
St Paul Public Schools, MN
Lincoln Public Schools, NE
Gresham Barlow School District, OR
Charleston County School District, SC
Knox County Schools, TN
Austin ISD, TX
El Paso ISD, TX
Houston ISD, TX
Round Rock ISD, TX
Arlington Public Schools, VA
Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA
Loudoun County School District, VA
School District of La Crosse, WI
Natrona County School District, WY