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Paul Kobasa
02-03-2010, 08:45 AM
Has anyone tried loaning ebook readers in a lending library?

I'm the computing officer in a lending library and I'm having difficulties with the Adobe Digital Editions 6 device restriction. We have 14 Sony PRS505's and wish to loan them to students.

Our main e-book provider uses ADE and sets the PDF files to expire after a number of days.

Thing is, because of the 6 device restriction in ADE, a user will have to try to stick to loaning the same pool of readers.

Has anyone any suggestions? Jim? Are you out there? Heeeelp! :)


02-03-2010, 12:43 PM
Welcome to MobileRead, Paul

I"m bumping this thread in case anyone has a suggestion.....

Paul Kobasa
02-03-2010, 01:26 PM
Cheers DesertGrandma!

I'm working on a few possible technical solutions, none of which are pretty. If I get any headway I'll post my solution.

Ta V much! :)

Jim Lester
02-03-2010, 05:40 PM
This is not going to be a supported scenario - Devices are viewed as personal devices (and not group devices), and there are no workarounds that I can suggest for you to get this to work. (For instance I can suggest that activating to a set of three AdobeIDs and borrowing the books for the student, because this would be against the various Licensing Agreements)

Jim Lester
Adobe Systems