No, they are treated just like a physical book. If you have
one copy then you can only have one user at a time. If you need a classroom set
then you need to purchase as many as you will need at one time.
Posted Thursday, February 1, 2018
Yes, there are open resource books that are unlimited. There are also some publishers that allow unlimited access.
There are some publishers that state that after an eBook has checked out a specified number of times that the book needs to be repurchased or it has to be repurchased based on time limit (3 years or 5 years). Typically these are the larger more popular publishers. If an ebook checks out 26 times, that is enough for a full year if checked out for a two week lending period. These are referred to as Metered checkouts.
The notes are private to the indivicual user. The student would have to share/show the teacher the info. Teacher cannot pull the information out. Student's are able to export highlights and notes. Export options include exporting to Google Drive, PDF, Copy to clipboard and CSV.
For schools that participate in the shared collection, a MarketPlace account will be created for them to purchase materials for just their students and staff. Materials purchased in the Marketplace are typically available for access in 2 to 4 hours.
Students and staff will log into their OverDrive website portal. It is recommend that the district select a username/password that is already known, for example using their student ID number as their username. OverDrives has the ability to get student information from your school library system LGCA Sirsi WorkFlows. If your school library is not automated with LGCA Sirsi WorkFlows, OverDrive has a library card manager portal available.