27 June 2011

Adobe reader or other program opening e-books instead of ADE?

Have you or your patrons come across a message like this: Adobe Reader could not open title of e-book acsm because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged?

If so, this means that Adobe Digital Editions is not set as the default program to open e-books and you will want to set it so that it is.To change it, follow the below instructions:

1. Go to "Start \ Control Panel".
 
2. Open "Default Programs".

3. Click "Associate a file type or protocol with a program".

4. Scroll down to the 'ACSM' file type.

5. Make sure that the extension is set to open with Adobe Digital Editions. If it is not, click the 'Change     Program' button and select Adobe Digital Editions.

6. If ADE is not an option, then click 'Browse' and browse to the
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions folder and chose the 'Digital Editions' application.
 
7. Click 'Open' and 'OK' as needed to save the changes and exit the open windows.

VF

15 June 2011

Posters

I have about 20  Listen Up! posters  hot off the presses from Overdrive that I would love to send out. They match the new bookmarks (with cows!) that advertise both the audiobooks and the e-books. If you would like me to send one to you please make a check out to:  United States Postal Service for $4.37 and mail them to me at:

Virgil Fuller
Green Mountain Library Consortium
PO Box 250 Hartland, VT 05048

I will try to mail them out as quickly as possible. And don't forget! We also have plenty of bookmarks as well, again make out the check to USPS and send to me, the only difference being make the check out for $5.20.

 Hope you all have some time to enjoy the sun today!


VF

14 June 2011

ALA e-books

Overdrive has recently added ALA edition e-books to content reserve. I've ordered a couple for the Listen Up! collection: The Librarian as Information Consultant and No Shelf Required. Let me know if you find them helpful and if you would like to see more of them added as there are plenty more available!


VF

13 June 2011

Two new marc record files are now availableThese files can be found in the Listen Up! Vermont folder of the the box widget on the left of the blog. The files are june_2011_audiobooks and june_2011_ebooks.

1st Generation Kobo: Now only $60

With the arrival of the of the second generation Kobo (Kobo Touch) borders has lowered the price of the original model Kobo to $59.98. You can buy it online here. Both of these devices are compatible with Listen Up! e-books. On a side note, I will be doing a program on selecting and using an e-reader at the Fairlee Library tomorrow at 7. If you or your patrons would like to know more about e-readers, please feel free to attend!

VF

04 June 2011

Did you know...

That you can drag and drop pdf documents from Gale into Adobe Digital Editions and transfer them to a comapatible e-reader?

If not, this is how you do it

Do a search for on Gale and click on the document you would like to read
See if its available as a PDF (will say "View ___ pages as PDF")
Save the file (click the disc button) onto your desk top
Open Adobe Digital Editions
Drag the saved document into Adobe Digital Editions
Connect your reader
Drag the document into your reader
Wa-la! You can now read it on your reader!

This could be a great way to get articles into the hands of our patrons!


VF

02 June 2011

Chart of new e-readers

The link below has a nice chart of some of the new e-readers to hit the market in the past year. The Nook, Kobo, Kindle and Sony Reader Pocket edition are featured and all retail for under $200. If you're considering buying one for your library, this chart may be a good place to start to see which one is best for you! 

New e-readers

VF