ListenNJ:
AudioBooks @ Your Fingertips
             Anna M. Van Scoyoc
         Reference Librarian, Part-Time
           ...
The Basics: What You Need
1. A valid library card from Mercer County
   Library System

2. Computer (PC or Mac)


3. Acces...
Download OverDrive Media
Software Console
Access to Your Audiobook Account




  Locating Titles via ListenNJ
   MCL’s homepage
    www.mcl.org


   ListenNJ’s s...
ListenNJ Advanced Search




Tips: Locating Titles
 ListenNJ’s site
     Advanced Search allows you to
      narrow sear...
MCL Catalog Advanced Search




Tips: Locating Titles
 MCL’s Catalog
    .mp3 titles are NOT available via the
     libr...
Tutorials (Video)
 DownloadOverDrive Media Console (Mac):
     http://bit.ly/rzDgL

 Downloading OverDrive Media Consol...
Troubleshooting: For PC Users
 Ensure Windows Media Player 10
 or later installed
  Open Windows Media Player


  Click...
Troubleshooting: For Mac Users
 Ensure you have:
   Mac OS 10.4.9 or higher


  Mac Computer with Intel or PowerPC
   p...
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ListenNJ Handout

  1. 1. ListenNJ: AudioBooks @ Your Fingertips Anna M. Van Scoyoc Reference Librarian, Part-Time avanscoy@mcl.org 737-2610 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
  2. 2. The Basics: What You Need 1. A valid library card from Mercer County Library System 2. Computer (PC or Mac) 3. Access to the Internet 4. OverDrive Media Console Software (free software download) Example Records from ListenNJ
  3. 3. Download OverDrive Media Software Console
  4. 4. Access to Your Audiobook Account Locating Titles via ListenNJ  MCL’s homepage www.mcl.org  ListenNJ’s site www.listennj.com  MCL Catalog  merlrooms.sirsi.net
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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: For All Users  Ensure automatic downloads enabled in Internet Explorer (or your browser of choice)  Open Internet Explorer >> Tools >> Options  Click on Security tab >> Custom Level  Ensure the following are enabled  Automatic prompting for file downloads  File download
  8. 8. Troubleshooting: For PC Users  Ensure Windows Media Player 10 or later installed  Open Windows Media Player  Click on Help >> About Windows Media Player  If not version 10 or above, go to www.windowsupdate.com Troubleshooting: For PC Users  Ensure portable player can play Windows Media files with Digital Rights Management  Visit www.playforsure.com  Your MP3 player’s manufacturer’s site
  9. 9. Troubleshooting: For Mac Users  Ensure you have:  Mac OS 10.4.9 or higher  Mac Computer with Intel or PowerPC processor  iTunes v. 7.6.2.9 or higher is installed  Quicktime v.7.4.5 or higher is installed

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