What happened to the Rosetta Stone language learning materials?

by Bufkinite@evpl on Monday, September 8 2008, 8:35am. Viewed 1,855 times.

Rosetta Stone has changed its licensing restrictions with version 3 and no longer allows purchase of their CD-ROM products that could be checked out by library patrons. Unfortunately, because of these new restrictions, we've had to withdraw them from our collection.

To continue to provide our users with language learning tools, we have acquired Mango Languages, an electronic database available to our cardholders. Mango is an excellent language learning tool similar to Rosetta Stone and offers instruction in 12 languages. It can be accessed via the direct link above or from our databases section.

Additionally, we currently have several other varieties of language learning materials available to check out, as well as website recommendations. Please check out the following:

If you need additional assistance, please contact us via Ask EVPL, or call Central Library's Reference Services at (812) 428-8218.

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Meditatinglibrarian@evpl wrote
on Sunday, September 14 2008, 1:20pm

The USI library is not planning to purchase any Rosetta Stone software, and the head of their language dept told the USI library that Rosetta Stone will not be recommended to students.

I've tried the Mango Languages and found it easy to use.  They are planning to change things so that it's all clearer for library users soon.  I found it confusing when I logged off and it threw me back to the Mango Languages free site and offered options for creating an account.