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    • Anna M. Van Scoyoc Reference Librarian, Part-Time [email_address] 737-2610 ListenNJ: AudioBooks @ Your Fingertips
    • Tonight’s Outline
      • ListenNJ Basics
      • Locating Titles
        • Via ListenNJ site
        • Via MCL Catalog
      • OverDrive Media Console Overview
      • Getting Set Up
    • Overview
    •  
    • The Basics: 5000+ Titles
      • Fiction
      • Non-Fiction
        • Teen
        • Drama
        • Mystery & Thrillers
        • Romance
        • Science Fiction & Fantasy
        • Children’s Fiction
        • Biography & Autobiography
        • Business
        • Self Help
        • Learn a Language
    • The Basics: Borrowing
      • Titles can be " borrowed " for ten days
      • Selected titles can be burned to CD .
      • Five titles “ checked out ” at one time
      • Titles can be placed on hold (i.e., waitlisted )
      • Create a “ wish list ” of titles for future listens
    • The Basics: What You Need
      • A valid library card from Mercer County Library System
      • Computer (PC or Mac)
      • Access to the Internet
      • OverDrive Media Console Software (free software download)
    •  
    •  
    • Locating Titles
    • Example Records from ListenNJ
    • Locating Titles
      • MCL’s homepage
        • www.mcl.org
      • ListenNJ’s site
        • www.listennj.com
      • MCL Catalog
        • merlrooms.sirsi.net
    • ListenNJ Advanced Search
    • Tips: Locating Titles
      • ListenNJ’s site
          • Advanced Search allows you to narrow search by:
            • Type of file (.wma or .mp3)
            • Subject
            • Awards
            • Language
            • Other Criteria
    • MCL Catalog Advanced Search
    • Tips: Locating Titles
      • MCL’s Catalog
          • .mp3 titles are NOT available via the library’s catalog
          • Advanced Search
            • Able to select Item Type to narrow search to just ListenNJ titles
            • “ Keyword search” yields better results than ListenNJ’s keyword search
    • OverDrive Media Console
    • 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
    • Getting Setup
    • Download OverDrive Media Software Console
    • Tutorials (Video)
      • DownloadOverDrive Media Console (Mac):
        • http://bit.ly/rzDgL
      • Downloading OverDrive Media Console (Windows):
        • http://bit.ly/beqpu
      • Burning to a CD:
        • http://bit.ly/hoBET
    • Troubleshooting