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    1. 1. A Joint Presentation by; Randwick City Library Service and Sutherland Shire Library Services Digital library: anytime, anywhere Downloading audiobooks and eBooks: OverDrive digital library experience at Randwick and Sutherland libraries State Library of New South Wales 5 August 2009
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is Overdrive? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital rights </li></ul><ul><li>Digital media formats </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing models </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloguing </li></ul><ul><li>Positives and negatives of OverDrive </li></ul><ul><li>OverDrive support </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>A Practical Demonstration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Who are OverDrive? <ul><li>Based in Cleveland, Ohio, OverDrive provides the infrastructure for distributing digital content worldwide via the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>OverDrive work with publishers, enabling them to lend or sell digital audio books, eBooks, music, and videos to libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>OverDrive own Content Reserve , an online digital warehouse that now contains over 100,000 downloadable titles from hundreds of publishers. In 2002, Overdrive launched Digital Library Reserve extending their services to libraries. </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is an OverDrive Digital Library? <ul><li>An OverDrive Digital Library is an Internet based library which offers eBooks, audio books, music and video. </li></ul><ul><li>An OverDrive Digital Library website, developed and maintained by OverDrive, is an adjunct to your library website. It is designed to look like an extension of your main library website. </li></ul><ul><li>Each OverDrive Digital Library has a unique collection of titles selected by that library’s collection development staff. </li></ul><ul><li>To use the service, patrons need a computer, broadband internet access, a library card and some free software, (available from OverDrive). </li></ul><ul><li>Titles are available 24/7 … anytime, anywhere! </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Digital rights or permissions are set by the publisher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patrons can view the digital rights for any title by clicking on the title cover. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These permissions describe what a patron can do with the title after download. For example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Burn to CD. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer to a portable device. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe eBooks: Copy / print. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All copies of an expired title must be deleted / destroyed. </li></ul></ul></ul>What are Digital Rights?
    6. 6. What formats are available? <ul><li>OverDrive offers eBooks, Audiobooks, Music, and Video. </li></ul>
    7. 7. What formats do eBooks come in? <ul><li>Adobe pdf </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional eBook in Adobe pdf format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EPUB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A new Adobe format. EPUB eBook is a digital version of a print book that has been optimized for on-screen reading. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To download and read an eBook an Adobe Digital Editions software is required. It can be downloaded from the internet free of charge. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mobipocket </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A format designed for portable devices such as mobile phones. Some Australian libraries offer mobipocket format. Sutherland and Randwick do not. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Adobe Digital Editions software Free download from the internet Easy to use 'Library‘ Add bookmarks, highlights, and notes. Table of Contents display.
    9. 9. What formats do audiobooks come in? <ul><li>MP3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 audiobooks can be downloaded on any digital audio player, including Mac devices iPods and iPhones </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WMA (Windows Media Audio) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most of WMA files offered by OverDrive are compatible with Mac devices – iPods and iPhones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WMA files are half of the size of MP3 files. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To download an audiobook an OverDrive Media Console is required. It can be downloaded from the OverDrive website </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Play OverDrive Audiobooks, Music, and Video on PCs with speakers or headphones. </li></ul><ul><li>Burn many audio titles to CD using the built-in 'Burn Wizard'. </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer to a compatible device using the built-in 'Transfer Wizard'. </li></ul>OverDrive Media Console
    11. 11. Software Needed <ul><li>Free digital media software: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OverDrive Media Console. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Media® Player (9 Series or higher). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Digital Editions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operating Systems: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OverDrive supports both Windows 98 and higher and Apple Macintosh Operating Systems </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. What licensing models are available? <ul><li>One Copy – One User </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When a title is purchased, a copy of that title is added to your digital collection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When a patron checks out a title, it is removed from circulation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patrons may request a checked out title by placing a hold. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selectors may always purchase additional copies of popular titles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is the license model currently used by Sutherland and Randwick </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maximum Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual subscription. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One copy is available for unlimited simultaneous checkouts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Titles will always be available for your patrons. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holds are never necessary. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of titles available on Maximum Access option is limited </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Cataloguing Records <ul><ul><li>Overdrive can supply OCLC catalogue records for a small cost (currently US$1.50). Records will then need to be imported into your LMS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The advantage of cataloguing records is that your Overdrive titles are then searchable in your library catalogue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>URL in OPAC record for an OverDrive title links a borrower directly to the same title on OverDrive website. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many Overdrive users first become aware of the service when they are directed to your digital downloads collection from the library catalogue. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. The appeal of Overdrive <ul><li>To the library: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online purchasing is quick and purchased titles are available to your users the next day . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No processing or repairs. No shelving. No maintenance. No overdues or fines. No systems administration . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User support is only required occasionally and is not difficult to provide. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold notification is handled by Overdrive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive Help module including 25 min self guided tour on how to use OverDrive. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. The appeal of Overdrive <ul><li>To the customer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your digital library is open 24X7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nothing to return, no overdues, no fines. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice of loan period: 7, 14 or 21 days. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Star rating allows customer feedback . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email hold notification is automatic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No renewals. Only eBooks can be returned prior to the due date. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Some drawbacks <ul><ul><li>Geographical rights restrictions hinders what is available to Australian users and therefore restricts the range of titles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delays with OCLC MARC records - these are not always available directly after the new titles are purchased. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. OverDrive support <ul><ul><li>OverDrive provides outstanding level of service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular training sessions live via the internet. Session recordings are then available online for 3 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion – great support with the initial promotional campaign and on-going promotional efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection development support – standing order plans, on-request collections based on library’s specifications , e.g. Australian Authors, Sustainability, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical support – issues normally resolved within 24 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive range of statistical reports is available </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Reports <ul><li>Many reports are available! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Waiting List: View titles currently on hold. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchased Title Report: View all titles owned plus checkouts, holds, and turnover rates for each title. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity Charts: View borrowing activity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Library Statistics: View summary statistics including titles, checkouts, holds, and borrowers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic Reports : View traffic reports from the past 3 calendar months. </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Cost <ul><ul><li>Cost of the project will depend on the library’s individual contract. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Normally the initial contract will spread over 3 years with annual renewal thereafter. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cost of the 3 year contract could be around AU$75,000 with some of this amount going towards purchasing new titles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For libraries serving the population under 100,000 there is an option of entering into a consortium with other small libraries and share the cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average cost of an eBook – AU$20. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average cost of an audiobook – AU$70. </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Statistics <ul><li>Average Randwick Library statistics for 4 months </li></ul><ul><li>No of titles in collection 915 </li></ul><ul><li>No of loans per month 409 </li></ul><ul><li>Title turnover rate </li></ul><ul><li>per month / year 0.67 / 8.04 </li></ul><ul><li>No of reserves per month 92 </li></ul><ul><li>No of new patrons per month 92 </li></ul>
    21. 21. Most popular titles <ul><li>Top three borrowed titles: </li></ul><ul><li>Sutherland Library </li></ul><ul><li> Show Me – erotic literature </li></ul><ul><li>Twilight </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Blair’s French in no time </li></ul><ul><li>Randwick Library </li></ul><ul><li>10 secrets to success and inner peace </li></ul><ul><li>A brief history of time </li></ul><ul><li>Twilight </li></ul>
    22. 22. Most popular titles <ul><li>Top three reserved titles </li></ul><ul><li>Sutherland Library </li></ul><ul><li>Twilight </li></ul><ul><li>New Moon </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking Dawn </li></ul><ul><li>Randwick Library </li></ul><ul><li>Twilight </li></ul><ul><li>Eclipse </li></ul><ul><li>101 Internet businesses you can start from home </li></ul>
    23. 23. Practical demonstration <ul><li>http://randwick.lib.overdrive.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://sutherland.lib.overdrive.com </li></ul>
    24. 24. Contact details <ul><li>Melinda Hammer – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Valeria Gryadunova – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Claudia Weissman – [email_address] </li></ul>
    25. 25. How many titles will fit? Each 'Part' of an Audiobook is approximately 1 hour. A 1 GB device will hold 4 to 6 average length Audiobooks! Storage Hours / Parts 128 MB = 7 hours / parts 256 MB = 14 hours / parts 512 MB = 28 hours / parts 1 GB = 56 hours / parts 2 GB = 112 hours / parts 10 GB = 560 hours / parts 20 GB = 1120 hours / parts