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>OverDrive Media Console Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Set...
Overview
 
The Basics: Borrowing <ul><li>Titles can be &quot; borrowed &quot; for  ten days </li></ul><ul><li>Selected  titles can be...
Example Record from ListenNJ
Example Record from ListenNJ
The Basics: What You Need <ul><li>A valid library card from Mercer County Library System </li></ul><ul><li>Computer (PC or...
OverDrive Media Console
Listen to the audiobook  from your computer Download the audiobook from  ListenNJ’s database Transfer the audiobook  to a ...
Getting Setup
Getting to ListenNJ <ul><li>Start at library’s home page: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mcl.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
Download OverDrive Media Software Console
Locating Titles
Locating Titles via ListenNJ <ul><li>ListenNJ’s site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.listennj.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MCL Cat...
 
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...
Troubleshooting
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  • ListenNJ: Audiobooks at Your Fingertips

    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>OverDrive Media Console Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Set Up </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>
    3. 3. Overview
    4. 5. 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>
    5. 6. Example Record from ListenNJ
    6. 7. Example Record from ListenNJ
    7. 8. 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>
    8. 9. OverDrive Media Console
    9. 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
    10. 11. Getting Setup
    11. 12. Getting to ListenNJ <ul><li>Start at library’s home page: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mcl.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click on ListenNJ icon </li></ul>
    12. 13. Download OverDrive Media Software Console
    13. 14. Locating Titles
    14. 15. Locating Titles via ListenNJ <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><ul><ul><li>(Note: You’ll need your Library Card’s ID Number to login to your ListenNJ account) </li></ul></ul>
    15. 17. ListenNJ Advanced Search
    16. 18. 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>
    17. 19. MCL Catalog Advanced Search
    18. 20. 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>
    19. 21. Troubleshooting

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