Shared Digital Collections

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.
Shared Digital Collections

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What Are the Benefits of Starting a MackinVIA Shared Digital Collection?

Access

All participating schools get access to purchased content

Value

Simple to set up, economical and extremely affordable

Selection

Access to more digital titles than a single school could purchase on its own

Digital Content

Easy way to introduce digital content to a large number of students

Access to MackinVIA Shared Digital Collections requires no annual fee!

Request a free informational webinar on how to use Shared Digital Collections!

Additional Benefits of Starting a MackinVIA Shared Digital Collection Include:

Custom

Custom collection curation by our professional librarians at Mackin or customize yourself

Digital Titles

Purchase digital resources specifically for your school (to be accessed alongside the shared collection)

Migration

Free one-time migration of all existing content at the school level

Support

Excellent 24/7 customer service assistance

Lifetime Access

Lifetime access to MackinVIA without paying an annual fee

Happy Customers

Austin ISD selected Mackin to provide our District-wide eBook library because of the flexibility and multi-functionality of the award-winning VIA platform and the company’s willingness to collaborate and personalize to meet our needs. Creating a structure to support sharing eBooks among 82K students at 120 campuses at three levels with two funding sources has been an adventure, but Mackin has been and continues to be a responsive and creative partner. Our students appreciate having access to popular eBooks and our District-wide databases with a single login, our librarians appreciate being able to customize the home page for their campus VIA accounts, and our stretched-thin budget appreciates the ability to seamlessly share digital resources across the District.”

Shannon Pearce, Acquisitions Librarian
Austin Independent School District
117 schools currently sharing digital resources through MackinVIA

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 promoting both our MackinVIA collection and our Battle of the Books, participation grew dramatically. Once we tapped into our district promotions for summer reading and winter break reading our usage skyrocketed.”

Hollyanne M. Ruffner, Specialist
Palm Beach County School District, Library Media Services
187 schools currently sharing digital resources through MackinVIA

Our consortium began using MackinVIA as our eBook portal in 2012. I feel what sets Mackin apart from other vendors is their constant effort to improve and innovate based upon customer feedback. From sales to customer service to technical support, our experience has been exemplary.”

Jane Frizzell, Media Integration Specialist/Librarian
Great Prairie Area Education Agency
116 schools currently sharing digital resources through MackinVIA

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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