Hello: As a members of the APLA Computers & Connectivity group, I have been asked to investigate a possible topic for the next APLA conference. The question is: Are there Atlantic provinces libraries that are buying blocks of PDA downloads for your users? More specifically, how do libraries budget for PDA downloads: Most publishers sell blocks of, say, 200 downloads. If you have a user population of 10,000 how do you handle the budget implications of having to add more, but not knowing how many? And, how do you handle the setup of docking stations so that people can download to their private pda? Thanks for your help. Penny Penny Logan MLS Manager Library Services, Capital Health 1796 Summer Street, Room 2212, Halifax, NS B3H 3A7 Phone: 902-473-4383 Fax: 902-473-8651 [log in to unmask] CDHA Confidentiality: This email message may contain confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this email. Please notify the sender immediately by email if you have received this email by mistake and delete this email from your system. Email transmissions cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The sender therefore does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in the contents of this message that arise as a result of email transmissions. If verification is required please request a hard copy version.