30 November 2010

Public Domain E-Books

Just wanted to let everybody know about the public domain (aka Project Gutenberg) e-book titles that are now live on the Listen Up! site. Please pass the word on to your patrons about these.

Some specifics include:

-15,000 titles

-Patrons do not need to be cardholders to access them (cardholders are not required to sign in)

-If they do choose to sign in, they do not count against their regular/lending options

-They work the same way as the maxim access titles do so they are always available

I have also posted a link to a graphic you can use on your website to promote it. It can be found in the Listen Up Folder on here.

If you have any other questions feel free to send me an email.


25 November 2010

Compatible E-book devices

Overdrive has posted a handy cheat-sheet for compatible e-book devices- just in time for the holidays!

You can find the link to it here: http://overdrive.com/files/ebook-cheat-sheet.pdf

One thing to note here is that while the iPad and iPhone are currently not compatible with overdrive e-books, they are working on an app for them, so stay tuned!


23 November 2010

Overdrive Training

Thank you to everybody who came to today's overdrive confrence! Some great questions were asked and I believe everybody was able to benefit from it. For those of you who may have missed it, you are in luck! You can either an audio recording from today's conference found here:

I can also send you a PDF attachment of it.

Or you can attend tomorrow's (November 24) at 3 PM. Please let me know if you need the login information. Any other questions also feel free to send my way as well: vtaudiobooks@gmail.com

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!


15 November 2010

TRAININGS-eBooks will be covered!

We have two sessions of OverDrive's Browse, Check Out, and Download trainings scheduled for November. We encourage staff at all member libraries to participate in one of the trainings, conducted online using the ReadyTalk conference software, so as to get up to speed with the process of ebooks prior to the format becoming widely available for patrons.

Browse, Check Out, Download

Tuesday November 23rd at 10am eastern

Wednesday November 24th at 3pm eastern

Description: Learn how to browse, check out, and download OverDrive media. At the end of this course, staff should feel comfortable answering basic questions about your OverDrive service.

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Who should attend: All staff.

The membership contact for each library should have received an email with the access code; if you need the access code, please contact Kip Roberson at kroberson[at]shelburnevt.org or Mary Danko at HartlandDir[at] vermontel.net for a copy of the email