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  • Consider your reading habits.Do you like to read for hours at a time? – a device utilizing E-Ink would be most appropriate, therefore it must be a reader as opposed to the other types of devicesDo you like to read while outdoors? – it is easier to read E-Ink outdoors than an LCD screenDo you have any vision impairment – some devices have only a few text sizesWill you be reading magazines or publications that have a lot of color pictures?-colors look better on an LCD screenWould you like to be able to take a break from reading and use the same device to check your email, go on the internet, play a game? – phones or tablets would be best for thisHow important is portability? – there are varying sizes in both eReaders and Tablets, from about 5” to 10”Are you an interactive book reader – do you like to take notes? – this is possible on certain devices, even readers.Is the device listed on the OverDrive supported devices list? When we get to the portion of the lesson where we explore the OverDrive digital content delivery system for our library digital collection, I will show you how to see the list of supported devices – it is quite comprehensive, but notably the Amazon Kindle is not on the list – at least not yet…
  • E-Ink technology which is designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper often considered to be more comfortable to read due to the stable image, which has no need to be refreshed constantly, a wider viewing angle, and that it reflects ambient light rather than emitting its own light. An ideal E-Ink display can be read in direct sunlight without the image appearing to fade.In July 2010 a second generation of E-ink display was released called E ink Pearl which features a higher contrast greyscale display. Amazon Kindle DX was the first device announced to use the screen, and the Kindle 3 also incorporates the Pearl display. Sony has also included this technology into its latest release of the Sony Reader Touch edition.In November 2010 a third generation of E-Ink display was released called E-Ink Triton which will display 16 shades of gray, and 4096 colors, although the ability to backlight color in LCDs has led to an expectation of vibrancy far beyond what this first generation of color e-paper can provide. E-Ink technology can hold text and images indefinitely without using electricity, which results in longer battery life of the device.
  • Yes, the idea being that the reader will use that internet connection to shop the bookstore that is associated with the device.Sometimes eReaders have their own internet browsing software so that you can get on the internet also, but the interface can be rather clunky.3G means that you can connect to the bookstore or internet via cell towers. Typically a service contract is not required.
  • eReaders are the only devices to use E-Ink display technology, meaning they cause less eyestrain and are much more easily visible in the outdoors and in sunlight.eReaders that have E-Ink displays have a very long battery life. Two weeks is not uncommon.eReaders are the best device if all you want to do is READ. There are no temptations such as checking your email to distract you.eReaders have less technology associated with them so the learning curve to use them is faster and easier.
  • On tablets, you can do other things besides read. A tablet is basically a computer, almost like a laptop without a keyboard. You can get on the internet without a service contract via a WiFi connection – so you could check email and browse.Tablets use LCD display technology so publications with color images would look better.Adjusting the zoom of the document would be easier than with an eReader
  • Overview of Basic Steps:Download software to your computer that you will use to transfer eBooks, and while you’re at it, get an Adobe IDSearch for a book in the library’s digital collectionCheck out the book and download it to your computerTransfer the book to your reader
  • When you get an eBook from the library, you download it to your computer first, then you transfer it to your reader. Without an Adobe ID you would not be able to transfer the book to your reader. This is because of Digital Rights ManagementDigital Rights Management is like a lock that the eBook Publisher places in an eBook file that makes it so the eBook can only be opened a limited number of times and only by an “authorized person”.An Adobe ID establishes your particular computer as an authorized device from which you can transfer DRM protected material to your readerDRM protected material cannot be transferred to more than six devices.
  • You will need:a library card from MC-NPLa personal computer or laptopAccess to the internetan established email address (you need this for the Adobe ID account) a dedicated eReader device with a cable to connect to your computer
  • The easiest way to find the right software is to access it from the library’s digital collection websiteIn your web browser, www.mc-npl.org
  • The Adobe Digital Editions link will take you to an Overdrive page with information that you should consult regarding the compatibility requirements for your system in order to install Adobe Digital Editions successfully.Once you have established that your system is compatible with ADE, click the Get ADOBE Digital editions button. A new window or a tab will open to the Adobe website.
  • The easiest way to find the right software is to access it from the library’s digital collection websiteIn your web browser, www.mc-npl.org
  • You will be prompted to authorize your computer. You need to authorize your computer so you can transfer books to your reader.An Adobe ID is necessary in order to authorize, so click on the link to get an ID online. A new webpage will open in a different window or tab. Click on the Create an Adobe Account button that you see on that page.
  • Fill in the required fields on the application form
  • Be sure to Sign out of your new Adobe account.Back in your Adobe Digital Editions setup, you can now fill in your Adobe ID and password, click Activate and then Finished.
  • Be sure to Sign out of your new Adobe account.Back in your Adobe Digital Editions setup, you can now fill in your Adobe ID and password, click Activate and then Finished.
  • All ebooks in the category are displayed whether they are available or not.Note that the first 10 results of 1023 are displayed and you can use the Next> button to see more results.You have the opportunity to refine results by clicking on the checkbox to only show titles with copies available or to sort by author, etc.
  • The easiest way to find the right software is to access it from the library’s digital collection websiteIn your web browser, www.mc-npl.org

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  • eBook classMontgomery County-Norristown Public Library
    September 2011
    Andie Philo – Computer Lab
  • What is an eBook?
    • An electronic version of a printed book
    • A book becomes a file.
    • ePub - industry standard
    • Overdrive has ePubs and PDFs
  • What’s the difference between an ePub and a PDF?
    Reflowable Text
  • What are the Pros and Cons
    of digital reading?
    PROS:
    • Past the tipping point
    • Instant gratification
    • Library to go
    • No need for reading glasses!
    • Social highlighting
    • Look-up of words
    • Search
    • Future possibilities
    CONS:
    • Tactile loss
    • Packaging
    • Hardware
    • Sharing
    • Keeping
    • Billboard effect
  • Before you start shopping for a device…
    Consider your reading habits:
    • Do you like to read for hours at a time?
    • Do you like to read while outdoors?
    • Do you have any vision impairment?
    • Will you be reading magazines or publications that have a lot of color pictures?
    • Would you like to be able to take a break from reading and use the same device to check your email, go on the internet, make a phone call or play a game?
    • How important is portability?
    • Are you an interactive book reader – do you like to take notes?
    • Is the device listed on the OverDrive supported devices list?
    • OverDrive manages a website where you can search for our free library eBooks – more on this later…
  • Types of eReading Devices
    • Dedicated devices – eReaders
    • Nook
    • Kobo
    • Kindle
    • Multi-use devices
    • computers
    • laptops
    • smartphones
    • blackberries
    • PDAs
    • game consoles
    • tablets
  • Which is better? eInk or LCD?
    eInk
    • Lack of backlighting
    • Stable image
    • Wider viewing angle
    • Longer battery life
    LCD
    • Color
    • Flickering
    • Inferior outdoor reading
    • Short battery life
  • Do most eReaders come with WiFi or 3G and why?
    • Yes, the idea being that the reader will use that internet connection to shop the bookstore that is associated with the device.
    • Sometimes eReaders have their own internet browsing software so that you can get on the internet also, but the interface can be rather clunky.
    • 3G means that you can connect to the bookstore or internet via cell towers. Typically a service contract is not required.
  • What’s the advantage of an eReader over a tablet or phone?
    • eReaders are the only devices to use E-Ink display technology, meaning they cause less eyestrain and are much more easily visible in the outdoors and in sunlight.
    • eReaders that have E-Ink displays have a very long battery life. Two weeks is not uncommon.
    • eReaders are the best device if all you want to do is READ. There are no temptations such as checking your email to distract you.
    • eReaders have less technology associated with them so the learning curve to use them is faster and easier.
  • What’s the advantage of a tablet over an eReader?
    • On tablets, you can do other things besides read. A tablet is basically a computer, almost like a laptop without a keyboard. You can get on the internet without a service contract via a WiFi connection.
    • You download library eBooks directly from the internet rather than having to tether to a computer.
    • Tablets use LCD display technology so publications with color images would look better.
    • Adjusting the zoom of the document would be easier than with an eReader
  • How do I get an eBook from the library onto my eReader?
    Overview of Basic Steps:
    Download software to your computer that you will use to transfer eBooks to your eReader, and while you’re at it, get an Adobe ID
    Search for an eBook in the library’s digital collection
    Check out the eBook and download it to your computer
    Transfer the eBook to your eReader
  • What is an Adobe ID and why do I have to get one?
    • When you get an eBook from the library, you download it to your computer first, then you can transfer it to a reader. Without an Adobe ID you would not be able to transfer the book to your reader. This is because of Digital Rights Management.
    • Digital Rights Management is like a lock that the eBook Publisher places in an eBook file that makes it so the eBook can only be accessed on a limited number of reading devices.
    • Adobe is a company that assists publishers in protecting their eBooks from unauthorized use.
    • An Adobe ID establishes your particular computer as an authorized device from which you can transfer DRM protected material to your reader and up to 4 other devices.
  • What do I need to get started?
    You will need:
    • a library card from MC-NPL
    • a personal computer or laptop
    • access to the internet
    • an established email address to be associated with your Adobe I.D.
    • your eReader and the cable to connect it to your computer.
  • Downloading the software and getting the Adobe ID – step by step
    On your computer, go to http://www.mc-npl.organd click on the link to download audiobooks/eBooks
    Scroll down to the lower left section of the OverDrive™ webpage until you see a link to Adobe Digital Editions
  • step by step…
    The Adobe Digital Editions link will take you to an OverDrive™
    page with information that you should consult regarding the compatibility requirements for your system in order to install Adobe Digital Editions successfully.
    4. Once you have established that your system is compatible with ADE, click the Get ADOBE Digital editions button. A new window or a tab will open to the Adobe website.
  • step by step…
    5. On the Adobe webpage, look for the button that says install.
    6. Once you click it, you will see the following set of prompts:
    a)
    b)
    c)
    d)
    e)
    f)
  • step by step…
    7. After you click I Agree, the Adobe Digital Editions software will launch. There will be a prompt to continue to setup the software.:
  • step by step…
    8. You will need to authorize your computer so you can transfer books to your reader.
    9. An Adobe ID is necessary in order to authorize, so click on the link to get an ID online. In your web browser, a new webpage will open in a different window or tab. Click on the Create an Adobe Account button that you see on that page.
  • step by step…
    10. Fill in the required fields on the application form.
    • The email field needs to a pre-existing email account that you know how to access.
    • You should probably store your email and password somewhere.
    • Click Continue when you have finished.
  • step by step…
    11. Be sure to Sign out of your new Adobe account.
    12. Back in your Adobe Digital Editions setup, you can now fill in your Adobe ID and password, click Activate and then Finished.
  • step by step…
    13. The Adobe Digitals Editions software is now ready to be put to use!
  • Let’s get a book!
    Policies and tips to bear in mind…
    • Valid Montgomery County library card
    • Borrowing period- 7 or 14 days, you choose
    • Borrowing limits-10 items at one time (audio and eBooks combined)
    • Renewable – No, but can check out again if not on reserve
    • Reserving – limited to 5 items at one time (audio and eBooks combined)
    • Pick up a reserve book within 72 hours of email notification
    • Late Fees – None!
    • “Shopping” cart – lasts only 30 minutes!
  • Finding an eBook
    First, you’ll need to get back to the OverDrive™ webpage
    On your computer, go to http://www.mc-npl.organd click on the link to download audiobooks/eBooks.
  • Finding an eBook
    Look for this box on OverDrive page
    Refine search
  • Finding an eBook
    Make a selection on the Search Result page and click add to my cart
    Refine search
  • There are several ways to search for eBooks in the library’s collection
    You can search by genre either within a fiction or nonfiction category
    Clicking on any of these categories on the left will display search results pane on the right.
    Be careful what you click on in the collection category as it contains audio as well as eBooks.
  • There are several ways to search for eBooks in the library’s collection
    You can search by genre either within a fiction or nonfiction category
    Clicking on any of these categories on the left will display search results pane on the right.
    Be careful what you click on in the collection category as it contains audio as well as eBooks.
  • Shown are the first few results that appeared when the Mystery & Suspense category in eBook fiction was clicked.
  • Clicking on the check box to only show titles with copies available and clicking the submit button modifies the results to show 552 titles with copies available.
    You also have the ability to search for a particular title or author by entering within the search box. This will only search within this particular genre.
  • If you click on the icon or title of a book, more information will display.
  • When you find a book you like, begin the checkout process by clicking on add to my cart
    At this point, you can continue browsing for another title or proceed to checkout.
    You may have up to 12 titles in your cart at the same time.
    Note the 30 minute time limit that titles will remain in your cart.
  • Clicking Proceed to Checkout will prompt you to log in. You need to select your home library from the drop down list.
  • You will be prompted to enter your Library card # and sign in.
    The check out window will give you the opportunity to change the lending period (either 7 or 14 days)before you confirm checkout.
    You may also change your mind and remove the title from your cart without checking it out.
  • Once you confirm checkout, you will be prompted to download the eBook.
    When you click download, you will be prompted to either open or save the file. Click Open.
  • Adobe Digital Editions will open and display the cover of the eBook in reading view.
  • Click on The Library View Button to see all your items displayed.
  • Transferring an eBook to an eReader
    Tether your device to your PC with USB connector
  • Advanced Search
    Clicking on advanced search will allow you to refine your search criteria
    If you want an eBook, be sure to make that selection under format.
    You can choose how the results will be ordered by changing the order by list.
  • This is an advanced search with 2 criteria:
    Format -EPUB book
    Author - Stephen King.
  • The results for my advanced search lists 11 titles some of which are not currently available since I didn’t specify showing only titles with copies available in my search criteria.
    If you want to request an eBook that is not currently available, click on place a request.
  • If you would like to know how many patrons are on the waiting list, click on the icon for more information.
    If you want to request an eBook that is not currently available, click on place a request.
  • You will be prompted to enter and confirm your email address and then click the place a request button.
    You will receive an email notification when the title is available
    You may place up to 5 titles on hold.
  • When the e-Book becomes available, you will get an email from ebooksupport@mclinc.org. (example shown below). You have EXACTLY 3 days to check out the title.
    Dear Montgomery County Library District patron,The following title is now available for check out and will be held for you for 3 days from the time this email was sent:Four Past Midnightby: Stephen KingAdobe EPUB eBook Please visit the Montgomery County Library District website (http://montcolibs.lib.overdrive.com) and select the 'My Requests' link from the 'My Account' page. From there, you'll be able to add this title to your cart and proceed to check out. If you do not check this title out within 3 days, the hold on this title will expire.Please note that this email address is not monitored. If you require support please reference the following URL: http://montcolibs.lib.overdrive.com/Support.htmThank you for your interest in digital books!
  • Please visit the Montgomery County Library District website (http://montcolibs.lib.overdrive.com) and select the 'My Requests' link from the 'My Account' page. From there, you'll be able to add this title to your cart and proceed to check out. If you do not check this title out within 3 days, the hold on this title will expire.
  • How to find free eBooks from the library collection and download to a mobile device
    • What is an eBook?
    • How do I decide what kind of device to read it on?
    • How do I access the library’s free eBook collection?
    • How do I get a library eBook onto my reading device?
  • shelved
    What is an eBook?
    An eBook is an electronic version of a printed book, but e-books can and do exist without any printed equivalent. E-books are usually read on dedicated hardware devices known as e-Readers or e-book devices. Personal computers and some cell phones can also be used to read e-books.
    There are a few different file types of eBooks, but the industry standard is ePub.
  • What is an eBook?
    shelved
    An eBook is an electronic version of a printed book, but e-books can and do exist without any printed equivalent.
    There are a few different file types of eBooks, but the industry standard is ePub.
    What is an eReader?
    An eReader is hardware containing software that will read eBooks.
    There are devices that are dedicated to simply reading eBooks, and there are devices such as computers, tablets and Smartphones that can read eBooks and do other things as well including surfing the internet and running software.
  • On your computer, prepare to install Adobe Digital Editions…SHELVED
    Be sure to confirm your computer meets the requirements for installing Adobe Digital Editions
    Next, go to http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions
    Find the link to install ADE