ALA Unit/Subunit: ASCLA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Developed by New York Public Library (NYPL) in partnership with IMLS and libraries across the country, the SimplyE app was launched at NYPL in 2016. Since then, state libraries including California, Connecticut, Maryland and Georgia, and consortia including Califa, RAILS, Massachusetts Library System, Amigos and Minitex have been working together to facilitate deployment of SimplyE for member libraries in other states.
SimplyE makes it possible for library patrons to browse, search, checkout and read all of their library's ebook offerings from a growing list of ebook vendors -- including Overdrive, Cloud Library, OneClickdigital, Axis 360, enki Library, and more -- using a single ereading app. Developed by libraries, SimplyE puts patron privacy back into the protective hands of libraries to ensure patron information and reading histories are not managed by third party commercial vendors.
This panel presentation will focus on the impact and experience of libraries and consortia who are using SimplyE to promote the discovery and reading of library ebooks.