Friday, 5 August 2016

Coming Autumn 2016 to DRET: RM Books


We're pleased to announce that RM Books will be available to our staff and students in the very near future - we are holding some initial set up and training with availability to staff in September and will soon announce the full launch date for the service. Working together as a network of academies means we can put together a far better collection of titles than we ever could working as individual sites.

RM Books will appear as a new tile on the homepage for users as soon as it is available - your usual user name and password will give you access. There is a free app you can download - again your account is the same as your academy one.

RM Books is RM Books is an online eBook library specially designed for education. It allows us to provide access to high-quality etextbooks, curriculum titles, fiction and non-fiction, as well as free use of hundreds of classic literature ebooks. Initially we are offering a collection of popular fiction and non-fiction books, but we will be asking subject coordinators across our network to help us pick the best possible section of eTextbooks and reference material for all ages.

Books will be available to rent for flexible time periods - in most cases for a week at a time. People will be able to read their books on the web (in academy or at home) or using an app on their smartphone or tablet.

This is not a replacement for paper textbooks or libraries in academies - it is about giving greater access to more titles in a flexible way.

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