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 Logan   MLS
Manager Library Services, Capital Health
1796 Summer Street, Room 2212,
Halifax, NS  B3H 3A7
Phone: 902-473-4383
Fax: 902-473-8651
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