Library Technology Guides

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January 14, 2022

Mackin Educational Resources MackinVIA receives its 6th consecutive Modern Library Award from LibraryWorks, winning the distinctive Platinum Award. Mackin, a leading provider of print and digital fiction and nonfiction books for PK-12, is pleased to announce it is a multiyear honoree, winning another Platinum Award in LibraryWorks' eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry. [Full Announcement].

October 18, 2021

Mackin Educational Resources Mackin Announces exclusive North American Partnership with Accessit. Mackin, a leading provider of K-12 print and digital fiction and nonfiction titles, and high-quality educational curriculum materials, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Accessit, a powerful online library management system and classroom discovery tool. [Full Announcement].

May 6, 2021

Mackin Educational Resources Mackin announces global partnership with Ad Fontes Media. Mackin, a leading provider of K-12 print and digital fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as educational curriculum materials, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Ad Fontes Media, the media bias intelligence leader, to provide K-12 schools around the world with access to Ad Fontes Media's in-depth news literacy curricula and data. [Full Announcement].

March 3, 2021

Mackin Educational Resources MackinVIA named a winner of Tech and Learning's 2021 Best Remote and Blended Learning Tools. MackinVIA, Mackin's free digital content management system, was acknowledged as a winner of the prestigious Tech & Learning Best Remote and Blended Learning Tools Award for Secondary Education in 2021. The award spotlights those products and services that provide the greatest promise and assistance for educators and students, primarily during the current pandemic-related distance learning initiatives that have been seen throughout the country. The judges from Tech & Learning rated their impressions on a sliding scale, evaluating areas such as quality, effectiveness, ease of use, and creative use of technology. [Full Announcement].

January 9, 2014

Mackin Educational Resources Using Funds4books and Ebooks to build ebook collections. With MackinVIA, Mackin’s free online platform for electronic resources, librarians now have access to hundreds of thousands of eBooks, audiobooks and databases. By acquiring, managing and instructing students and staff on how to use these new electronic materials, librarians can once again return the academic focus of our schools to the library and align with classrooms to improve and expand learning possibilities for students. [Full Announcement].

January 2, 2014

Mackin Educational Resources Mackin offers free ebook bundles to new MackinVIA users. Mackin Educational Resources is giving MackinVIA users more to love: free eBook bundles. First developed and released in 2010, MackinVIA quickly became a popular content management system for educational databases and eBooks. As an extension of MackinVIA, an eReader app for iPad and Android tablets was launched in 2012 to allow users offline reading of their digital content hosted in the Mackin cloud. [Full Announcement].

November 12, 2013

Mackin Educational Resources Findaway World and Mackin Educational Resources launch new PK-12 digital audiobook platform Inside MackinVIA. Mackin Educational Resources, a leading distributor of PK-12 books, eBooks, digital resources, and the developer of MackinVIA, has joined with Findaway World, LLC, to provide access to more than 31,000 digital downloadable audiobooks directly through MackinVIA. [Full Announcement].

October 17, 2013

Mackin Educational Resources Mackin partners with Random House offering popular titles in e-book format. Continuing its ongoing commitment to expand and augment its PreK-12 digital solutions to support learning, Mackin Educational Resources has partnered with Random House LLC, to offer a robust collection of new and popular eBook titles to school libraries across the country. [Full Announcement].

August 30, 2013

Mackin Educational Resources Mackin offers free video lesson and curriculum activities for flip your classroom day. Mackin Educational Resources is providing complimentary video content and Common Core-supporting activities for teachers as part of Flip Your Classroom Day: A Global Initiative. [Full Announcement].

August 9, 2013

Mackin Educational Resources Hachette Book Group partners with Mackin to distribute full catalog of Ebooks through MackinVIA. Mackin Educational Resources, a leading national distributor of PK-12 books, eBooks and digital resources, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Hachette Book Group. Beginning August 2013, HBG’s entire catalog of 6,000+ eBooks will be available to Mackin customers, on and offline, through their school's exclusive MackinVIA platform. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2008

Mackin Educational Resources Mackin Library Media acquires Tandem Library Books. Mackin Library Media acquired all sales and distribution assets of Tandem Library Books (formerly Sagebrush Books), a division of Tandem Library Group, including the registered trademarked Tandem Library Books name. Tandem Library Group’s bindery will continue to operate and service its commercial accounts under the name Topeka Bindery as a separate company from Mackin. Tandem Library Services (formerly Catalog Card Corporation) will also operate individually under its parent company, Savia Library Services. [Full Announcement].