30 September 2008

A note about mp3 audiobooks

I was thrilled to hear that the Listen Up! collection is a step closer to serving our iPod users, and wanted to be sure in all of our excitement, we all know the full story: before our mp3 titles will be available to download, OverDrive needs to overhaul the Listen Up! Vermont web site to ensure compatibility and also provide an easier browsing experience for patrons. They've given us a 5 to 6 week timeline for that.

If you'd like to see what that might look like, check out the DC Public Library's OverDrive site. Here's a link to their site:

http://overdrive.dclibrary.org

Click on the large "Now Playing OverDrive mp3 Audiobooks" icon to see their list of titles showing the icons that help patrons determine what the file will play on.

I imagine our site will look similar. Stay tuned!


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