ListenNJ: Audiobooks at Your Fingertips

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  • 1. Anna M. Van Scoyoc Reference Librarian, Part-Time [email_address] 737-2610 ListenNJ: AudioBooks @ Your Fingertips
  • 2. Tonight’s Outline
    • ListenNJ Basics
    • OverDrive Media Console Overview
    • Getting Set Up
    • Locating Titles
      • Via ListenNJ site
      • Via MCL Catalog
  • 3. Overview
  • 4.  
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Example Record from ListenNJ
  • 7. Example Record from ListenNJ
  • 8. 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)
  • 9. OverDrive Media Console
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Getting Setup
  • 12. Getting to ListenNJ
    • Start at library’s home page:
      • http://www.mcl.org/
    • Click on ListenNJ icon
  • 13. Download OverDrive Media Software Console
  • 14. Locating Titles
  • 15. Locating Titles via ListenNJ
    • ListenNJ’s site
      • www.listennj.com
    • MCL Catalog
      • merlrooms.sirsi.net
      • (Note: You’ll need your Library Card’s ID Number to login to your ListenNJ account)
  • 16.  
  • 17. ListenNJ Advanced Search
  • 18. 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
  • 19. MCL Catalog Advanced Search
  • 20. 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
  • 21. Troubleshooting