Anna M. Van Scoyoc Reference Librarian, Part-Time [email_address] 737-2610 ListenNJ: AudioBooks @ Your Fingertips
Tonight’s Outline <ul><li>ListenNJ Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Locating Titles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Via ListenNJ site </li><...
Overview
 
The Basics: 5000+ Titles <ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Fiction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
The Basics: Borrowing <ul><li>Titles can be &quot; borrowed &quot; for  ten days </li></ul><ul><li>Selected  titles can be...
The Basics: What You Need <ul><li>A valid library card from Mercer County Library System </li></ul><ul><li>Computer (PC or...
 
 
Locating Titles
Example Records from ListenNJ
Locating Titles <ul><li>MCL’s homepage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.mcl.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ListenNJ’s site </li></ul>...
ListenNJ Advanced Search
Tips: Locating Titles <ul><li>ListenNJ’s site </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Search allows you to narrow search by: </...
MCL Catalog Advanced Search
Tips: Locating Titles <ul><li>MCL’s Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.mp3 titles are  NOT  available via the library’s ca...
OverDrive Media Console
Listen to the audiobook  from your computer Download the audiobook from  ListenNJ’s database Transfer the audiobook  to a ...
Getting Setup
Download OverDrive Media Software Console
Tutorials (Video) <ul><li>DownloadOverDrive Media Console (Mac): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/rzDgL </li></ul></ul>...
Troubleshooting
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  1. 1. Anna M. Van Scoyoc Reference Librarian, Part-Time [email_address] 737-2610 ListenNJ: AudioBooks @ Your Fingertips
  2. 2. Tonight’s Outline <ul><li>ListenNJ Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Locating Titles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Via ListenNJ site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Via MCL Catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OverDrive Media Console Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Set Up </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview
  4. 5. The Basics: 5000+ Titles <ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Fiction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mystery & Thrillers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Fiction & Fantasy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s Fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biography & Autobiography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn a Language </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. The Basics: Borrowing <ul><li>Titles can be &quot; borrowed &quot; for ten days </li></ul><ul><li>Selected titles can be burned to CD . </li></ul><ul><li>Five titles “ checked out ” at one time </li></ul><ul><li>Titles can be placed on hold (i.e., waitlisted ) </li></ul><ul><li>Create a “ wish list ” of titles for future listens </li></ul>
  6. 7. The Basics: What You Need <ul><li>A valid library card from Mercer County Library System </li></ul><ul><li>Computer (PC or Mac) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>OverDrive Media Console Software (free software download) </li></ul>
  7. 10. Locating Titles
  8. 11. Example Records from ListenNJ
  9. 12. Locating Titles <ul><li>MCL’s homepage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.mcl.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ListenNJ’s site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.listennj.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MCL Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>merlrooms.sirsi.net </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. ListenNJ Advanced Search
  11. 14. Tips: Locating Titles <ul><li>ListenNJ’s site </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Search allows you to narrow search by: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Type of file (.wma or .mp3) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Awards </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other Criteria </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 15. MCL Catalog Advanced Search
  13. 16. Tips: Locating Titles <ul><li>MCL’s Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.mp3 titles are NOT available via the library’s catalog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Able to select Item Type to narrow search to just ListenNJ titles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Keyword search” yields better results than ListenNJ’s keyword search </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 17. OverDrive Media Console
  15. 18. Listen to the audiobook from your computer Download the audiobook from ListenNJ’s database Transfer the audiobook to a portable device Save the audiobook to a CD Delete the audiobook from your computer Get additional information about a checked out audiobook
  16. 19. Getting Setup
  17. 20. Download OverDrive Media Software Console
  18. 21. Tutorials (Video) <ul><li>DownloadOverDrive Media Console (Mac): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/rzDgL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Downloading OverDrive Media Console (Windows): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/beqpu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Burning to a CD: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/hoBET </li></ul></ul>
  19. 22. Troubleshooting

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