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Setting up a library iPad program - 1 views

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    We setup an iPad loaning program at Buffalo State College. Similar to what Briar Cliff did, but we decided to keep the iPads open to users. We restore them to factory default and let the individuals setup their own account.
    We've discussed the options of loaning tablets, iPads specifically but we always get stuck on the logistics. Briar Cliff seems to have opted for a more conservative approach, I would imagine our IT department would be more accepting of doing it this way. Has Buffalo encounter any challenges with leaving the settings on the iPad open?
    No major issues so far. Some users needed assistance with the initial setup process and purchasing apps, but each person was free to use the iPad the way they wanted to. When they create their Apple ID account, all the purchased apps are tied to that account, including the free ones. They can also take advantage of the iCloud backup feature so they can restore their settings when they borrow another iPad. Most users I've talked to are using the loans to decide if they want to purchase their own, including faculty and staff.
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