The BuckiPad: A Case Study on Evaluating iPad Circulation and Cost per Use at The Ohio State University Libraries Journal Article uri icon



  • Chapter 3 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 51, no. 7), “Mobile Devices: Service with Intention,” describes the enthusiasm around mobile technology, particularly iPads, and its applicability to student learning that has flourished on the Ohio State University campus. During the 2013–2014 academic year, the Ohio State University Libraries sought to understand and participate in campus-wide initiatives on student engagement and emerging technology by launching the BuckiPad Pilot Program, which offered students the opportunity to check out an iPad from the library. What is most fascinating about the BuckiPad Pilot Program as a case study is that, in spite of a campus atmosphere ripe for iPad adoption, the circulation and assessment data of the pilot did not reveal long-term, cost-effective sustainability.

publication date

  • October 1, 2015

Date in CU Experts

  • December 28, 2015 12:30 PM

Full Author List


Full Editor List

  • Miller RK; Moorefield-Lang H; Meier C

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-2586

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 16

end page

  • 20


  • 51


  • 7