[library-media] Playaways

Susan Huff susan.huff@jordan.k12.ut.us
Thu, 8 Feb 2007 08:54:29 -0700


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Here is the story.  I ordered 12 to "test" them in the library.  I made =
a big mistake and ran an ad for them on SilverScreen (our video morning =
announcements).  I had, and I am NOT exaggerating, at least 200 kids =
come down and ask for them!  Most of them were kids that I never =
remember seeing in the library!  I immediately ordered 20 more.

Here is the BIG down side:
1.  There aren't many titles that I was interested in.  I am sure they =
are "testing" the concept as well. =20
2.  They are killer expensive.
3.  It makes me just a little nauseous to think of sharing that type of =
earplug.
4.  The batteries go dead fast.
5.  We have one already that will only play out of one side of the ear =
piece.
6.  We were worried about them being stolen out of the case.

We work them like Blockbuster does videos. We shelve the empty case and =
they have to come check it out to actually get the player.

I have 2 copies of Eldest and Eragon and have 20 holds on each!

Bottom line:  Worth it so far.
  ----- Original Message -----=20
  From: jan duane=20
  To: library-media@lists.uen.org=20
  Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 4:44 PM
  Subject: [library-media] Playaways


  Hi,

  I'm considering purchasing a few playaways (to see if the students =
will like/use them) and have a few questions for this group.

  1.  Where did you purchase them?

  2.  What titles did you purchase?

  3.  Do the students like using them?

  4.  Are they easily lost/broken?

  5.  Any other points to consider...


  I appreciate any comments, questions, concerns, etc.  Thanks so much =
for your help!

  Jan Duane
  Juan Diego Catholic High School and
  St. John the Baptist Middle School



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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>Here is the story.&nbsp; I ordered 12 to "test" =
them in=20
the library.&nbsp; I made a big mistake and ran an ad for them on =
SilverScreen=20
(our video morning announcements).&nbsp; I had, and I am NOT =
exaggerating, at=20
least 200 kids come down and ask for them!&nbsp; Most of them were kids =
that I=20
never remember seeing in the library!&nbsp; I immediately ordered 20=20
more.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>Here is the BIG down side:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>1.&nbsp; There aren't many titles that I was =
interested=20
in.&nbsp; I am sure they are "testing" the concept as well.&nbsp; =
</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>2.&nbsp; They are killer expensive.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>3.&nbsp; It makes me just a little nauseous to =
think of=20
sharing that type of earplug.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>4.&nbsp; The batteries go dead =
fast.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>5.&nbsp; We have one already that will only play =
out of=20
one side of the ear piece.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>6.&nbsp; We were worried about them being stolen =
out of=20
the case.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>We work them like Blockbuster does videos. We =
shelve the=20
empty case and they have to come check it out to actually get the=20
player.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>I have 2 copies of Eldest and Eragon and have 20 =
holds on=20
each!</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial>Bottom line:&nbsp; Worth it so far.</FONT></DIV>
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  <A title=3Djanduane@skaggscatholiccenter.org=20
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Playaways</DIV>
  <DIV><BR></DIV>Hi,<BR><BR>I'm considering purchasing a few playaways =
(to see=20
  if the students will like/use them) and have a few questions for this=20
  group.<BR><BR>1.&nbsp; Where did you purchase them?<BR><BR>2.&nbsp; =
What=20
  titles did you purchase?<BR><BR>3.&nbsp; Do the students like using=20
  them?<BR><BR>4.&nbsp; Are they easily lost/broken?<BR><BR>5.&nbsp; Any =
other=20
  points to consider...<BR><BR><BR>I appreciate any comments, questions, =

  concerns, etc.&nbsp; Thanks so much for your help!<BR><BR>Jan =
Duane<BR>Juan=20
  Diego Catholic High School and<BR>St. John the Baptist Middle=20
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