1400 loans and counting

Thank you all of you who checked out a BuckiPad from the Thompson Library this past academic year. We had great success with over 1,400 loans to the OSU community. If you would like to share any of your thoughts on the program or suggestions for apps for us to consider adding to the iPads, please complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/225RZKZ

iPad 2s and iPad minis are still available to check out for 24 hours from the Thompson Library.


Channel you inner Jack Bauer at the Innovate Conference

Attending the OSU Innovate Conference? Stop by the 24 Hour iPad “poster”. This unconference poster asks you to create the content. Get your Jack Bauer on and tell us how you would save the world, graduate, or  simply be awesome with only 24 hours, an iPad, and your brain.

Facilitated by the OSU Libraries where you can check out an iPad for 24 hours from the Thompson Library.


Browse and read scholarly journals with BrowZine

browzineThe BrowZine App easily connects OSU students, faculty and staff to thousands of scholarly journals available from the OSU Libraries. Use BrowZine to find, read, and monitor scholarly journals.

To connect to OSU Libraries journals and articles follow these simple steps:

1. Download the BrowZine App to your iPad or Android tablet.

2. Open the BrowZine app and select Ohio State University as your library.



3. Enter in your OSU name.# and password.



4. Start browsing available journals by subject or title. Add titles to your bookshelf. Access and read articles.

Need an iPad to browse scholarly journals through BrowZine? Checkout an iPad or iPad mini for 24 hours from the Thompson Library. iPads come pre-loaded with over 40 apps including BrowZine.

View the video below for more information on using the BrowZine app.

Study Ninja Pro Tip: Maximize Mobile Study Time

Study on the bus, study 5 minutes before class, and um…study in the bathroom.

According to research findings from mobile flashcard developer StudyBlue, mobile studiers maximize their time by studying everywhere. Check out the infographic below for the range of places students maximize there time.

Need a mobile device to maximize your study time on campus? Checkout an iPad or iPad mini for 24 hours from the Thompson Library. iPads come pre-loaded with over 40 apps, such as StudyBlue, the online flashcard maker.

Mobile Studying Infographic

Source: http://www.studyblue.com/projects/infographic-mobile-studying-online-flashcards-on-smartphones

Flip Your Classroom: Step-by-Step Instructions

Planning on flipping your classroom this semester or in the future?

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to do so using PowerPoint, an iPad and the Interactive Whiteboard App from BContext.

Need an iPad?

Check one out from the OSU Thompson Library for 24 hours, enough time to get you started on recording lectures and flipping your classroom. Interactive Whiteboard is one of over 40 apps preloaded onto the iPads.


Checkout an iPad, Become a Productivity Superstar

Welcome to 2014! Study better, manage your time more efficiently, become a productivity superstar.

Take notes via Evernote during class, cram for a test with flashcards from StudyBlue, catch up on reading journal articles with BrowZine.

iPads and iPad minis are now available for checkout from Thompson Library. Jump start your 2014 study, research or straight-A student New Year’s Resolutions with an iPad.

Not sure how to get started? Visit our FAQ page: http://library.osu.edu/blogs/buckipad/faq/

iPads unavailable during Winter Break

OSU Thompson Library is suspending circulation of the iPads and iPad minis to all students, faculty and staff during Winter Break 2013 in order to perform updates to the iPads.

Check back here for notification on future availability of the iPads.

New 24-hour loan period for the BuckiPads!

By popular demand, we have increased the loan period for all iPads and iPad minis to a full 24-hours!

How do you use your BuckiPad over the course of 24-hours?
Share with us on Twitter: #BuckiPad

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New BuckiPad App Alert: Interactive Whiteboard

Liven up presentations or lessonswith the Interactive Whiteboard app. This app allows users to record audio while simultaneously writing or drawing on the screen for a presentation.

An excellent tool for students creating online presentation or faculty recording lessons for a flipped classroom.


This app has been add based on recommendations from you! Want to see more apps like this? Complete the feedback form here.

Phew! iPads available for checkout. Again.

Just in time for the weekend and/or your midterm studying needs, the iPads are available again for checkout. iOS7 updated as well!

Visit OSU’s Thompson Library circulation desk to borrow a BuckiPad.

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