Monday 9 September 2013

New eBook Feature

We are now entering our third year of offering eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.  Over these few years the collection has grown to over 3,700 unique eBook titles and over 1,300 downloadable audiobook titles.  When the level of demand for a particular title is high, another copy is purchased.  Currently there are over 5,900 copies in the collection.

We subscribe to this service from OverDrive, which can be accessed directly here .  Some recent changes to the site included the addition of a new service called OverDrive READ (this works best in Google Chrome).

Just over 3,000 of the 3,700 eBook titles are in this new format.  After you borrow the title you are able to click on the Read button next to the cover, the book then opens in your browser.  The title will function in your browser similarly to an eReader.  Bookmark where you stop reading then you can pick up where you left off, on any device you choose.  To do this go into your account and click on the Read button from whatever device you wish to continue reading on.  There is also an option to read off-line.

Oh, I shouldn’t forget to mention “samples”.  Now you can click on most covers of our books to get a sample of the audiobook or eBook.

Charlotte Janes,
Head of Systems and Administration

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