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  • These are all things that Overdrive announced at their annual conference. There isn’t a timeline but they are being worked on. The catalogue integration is something the Bibliocommons will be working on. It’s a major project so no timeline yet.

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  • Get Started with Digital Media: E-books, Audiobooks and OPL www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Digital Media?
    • Downloadable audiobooks
    • eBooks
    • Music - Freegal
    • Video
      • Not available from the library yet, but offered by third-party sites, such as NFB and CBC
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • What is Overdrive?
    • OPL’s digital catalogue: http://overdrive.biblioottawalibrary.ca
    • Downloadable audiobooks
    • eBooks
    • Music (not much, better to use Freegal)
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • What is Overdrive?
    • Digital content provider since 1980s (CD-ROMs); library vendor since 2002; at OPL since 2006
    • Content licensed from publishers
    • Use of DRM (Digital Rights Management) software manages digital copyrights and terms of use
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • What do I need?
    • Library card
    • Desktop or laptop (PC or Mac)
    • Or, mobile device and app
    • Reading or listening device (optional)
    • Some patience while downloading setup software
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Software overview
    • Want to listen to audiobooks?
      • Overdrive Media Console on a PC or Mac
        • Can be synched with iPods/iPhones/iPads
      • Overdrive Media Console for Mobile
        • Versions for Android, Blackberry, iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, Windows Mobile
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Software overview
    • Want to read eBooks?
      • Adobe Digital Editions on a PC or Mac
      • Get Adobe ID for sharing downloaded titles with certain eBook readers
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Mobile Devices www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Get Books, then search and add Ottawa Public Library
  • Best strategy for devices
    • Compatibility varies
      • Devices must support Overdrive’s DRM platforms
    • Check compatibility at this site: http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc
    • Click on links on left for compatible and incompatible audio, video and eBook devices
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Audiobook device examples www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Works Doesn’t work Sony Reader PRS 700 Amazon Kindle (yet)
  • Audiobook device examples
    • Formats available are Windows Media (WMA) and MP3
    • MP3 format audiobooks are most widely compatible
      • will work with iPods and similar MP3 players
      • This is your option if you have an iPod/iPad etc. and a Mac
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Audiobook device examples
    • WMA format audiobooks will work with iPods/iPads synched with PCs
      • Requires Overdrive Media Console and iTunes.
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Ebook device examples www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Works Doesn’t work Kobo e-Reader Amazon Kindle Sony Readers (e.g. PRS-700)
  • Ebook device examples
    • Ebook readers must be able to synch with Adobe Digital Editions.
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Finding titles…
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Finding titles…
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Finding titles… You can browse categories
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Finding titles… Or use search box
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Select Add to eCart
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Proceed to Checkout Login using your library card and PIN
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Confirm check out Checkout Length
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Download the title to your computer
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Select open
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Where to get help www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Where to get help www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Where to get help www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Where to get help
    • And you can always write –
    • [email_address]
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Coming Soon!
    • No more Adobe ID
    • Single format for Ebooks, Audiobooks
    • Renewals
    • Catalogue Integration
    • Kindle? Hopefully! No confirmation that it is coming to Canada
    www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
  • Credits www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca Irish Typepad: http://www.flickr.com/photos/irisheyes/2700064985/