Snapplify Library bolsters academic success

Aug 21, 2018 | Education

In the Information Age, distinguishing between decent and poor content can be difficult; but with Snapplify Library, parents and educators can feel reassured that students have access to quality educational material. Snapplify Library – a solution that forms part of Snapplify’s digital education suite – provides instant access to educational resources, making studying easier and even working to improve pass rates.

Snapplify’s Library solution allows institutions to create and manage a digital library easily and effectively, and provides students with easier access to ebooks. Once titles have been selected by an institution, the library is immediately open for use, 24 hours a day – unlike print libraries, which can involve a lengthy acquisition process of curation, ordering, transport, delivery, categorising and shelving, and have restricted opening hours. Snapplify’s extensive catalogue includes over 100 000 library-licensed titles, including top-quality e-textbooks from leading local and international publishers across a variety of subjects, study areas, and grades – from primary school to higher education. The library offering also includes free ebooks from Project Gutenberg, Book Dash, and Siyavula Education, as well as past exam papers for matric students to use.

Snapplify Library allows users within an institution – whether a school, or a higher education institution – to check out library ebooks during the academic year, and for the librarian to control the access and loan period. Returns can also be managed automatically, according to a preset loan period, so there is no risk of books going missing; while the Wait List function systematically assigns specific ebooks to any users in the queue as soon as titles are returned. Other functions for administrators include being able to block inappropriate content and creating a list of ‘librarian top picks’ using Favourites. All users are also able to browse through curated lists of Recommended titles (ebooks recommended by other Library users), as well as Snapplify’s Collections (an extensive list of suggested reads, grouped by themes and chosen by Snapplify staff in consultation with qualified teachers).

‘Ultimately, Snapplify Library is a simple lending model (which mirrors the print model for libraries, but with added benefits). We make it easy for institutions to offer a robust digital library solution to students, while providing usage statistics to validate purchases. These simple and effective solutions make e-learning easier, meaning students are likely to use the platform and have a higher chance of passing,’ said Snapplify’s Higher Education Account Manager Penny de la Plain.

To learn more about Snapplify’s digital education solutions, including Snapplify Library, join us at one of these upcoming events:

LeaderEx – 4th of September 2018, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. Snapplify will be exhibiting and speaking. Wesley Lynch, Snapplify’s CEO, will be a judge for the Edtech pitching session. The innovation- and leadership-focused event brings together 4000–5000 delegates, including government officials, executives, directors, managers, entrepreneurs, and other professionals.

SA Innovation Summit – 12th to 14th of September 2018, Cape Town Stadium. Snapplify has been selected to speak, along with other thought leaders and game-changers, at this event, which aims to foster innovation to promote South Africa’s economy.

Nairobi International Book Fair – 26th to 30th of September 2018, Sarit Centre Expo Hall, Westlands, Nairobi. Snapplify is proud to be supporting local publishers again at this year’s Nairobi International Book Fair, run by the Kenya Publishers Association.

Email education@snapplify.com to chat about your specific needs and how we can work together.

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