Introduction to eBooks and eAudiobooks


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  • Introduction to eBooks and eAudiobooks

    1. 1. Introduction to eBooks and eAudiobooks<br />
    2. 2. Computer and Internet Use at Farmington Community Library<br /><ul><li>Acceptable Use Policy
    3. 3. Obey all laws regarding copyright.
    4. 4. No obscene/harmful to minors material.
    5. 5. No damage to equipment or network.
    6. 6. No personal software.
    7. 7. No illegal activities.</li></li></ul><li>What You Will Need<br />An Internet-ready computer.<br />Windows Media Player 11 and/or iTunes Version 8 (both available at no cost).<br />A Farmington Community Library Card.<br />Optional: a portable player.<br />MP3 player – Zune, Creative Zen, etc.<br />iPod/iPhone/iPad(audio only).<br />eBook Reader – Sony Reader, Nook, etc.<br />
    8. 8. eBooks vs. eAudiobooks<br />eBooks<br />eAudio<br />
    9. 9. eBooks vs. eAudiobooks<br />eBooks<br />eAudio<br />
    10. 10. eBooks vs. eAudiobooks<br />eBooks<br /><ul><li>Are read on a computer.
    11. 11. Some work on a Sony Reader.
    12. 12. Some are read online (no downloading).
    13. 13. ePub, pdf, mobipocket formats.</li></ul>eAudiobooks<br /><ul><li>Are listened to on a computer.
    14. 14. They work with MP3 players.
    15. 15. Many work with an iPod.
    16. 16. WMA, MP3 formats.</li></li></ul><li>Finding Books: The Catalog<br />Go to<br />Find a book (for example “The Associate” by John Grisham is our catalog).<br />eBooks/eAudiobooksare marked “[electronic resource]” under the title and author.<br />Click “Click Here for Internet Availability” tab or the earth icon to the left.<br />This will take you to the item’s record in MetroNet.<br />
    17. 17. Finding Books: MetroNet<br />Browse using the menus at left<br />Search using the search box above<br />“Buried Treasure”: Things you’d never try to search for that you just might enjoy<br /><br />Or access it from our eBooks page:<br />
    18. 18. Our eBooks/eAudiobooks WebsiteThe First Step<br />
    19. 19. Getting Started<br />First, answer 3 questions:<br />Am I using a PC or a Mac?<br />Am I downloading an eBook? Or an eAudiobook?<br />What format is the book in? MP3? WMA? ePud? Adobe PDF? Mobipocket?<br />Then, use the quick start guide to get started<br />
    20. 20. Getting Started<br />Three easy steps:<br />Download and Install Free Software.<br />Activate the Software.<br />Check out, Download, Enjoy!<br />
    21. 21. Getting Started<br />Downloading Free Software:<br />eBooks: Adobe Digital editions.<br />eAudio: Overdrive Media Console (WMA and MP3).<br />
    22. 22. eAudiobooks<br />
    23. 23. eAudiobooks<br />Click on the Quick Start Guide.<br />Download the Overdrive Media Console.<br />Choose a book.<br />Check out the book.<br />Download the book.<br />
    24. 24. WMA vs. MP3<br />WMA<br /><ul><li>Windows Media Audio
    25. 25. Works on any Windows Computer
    26. 26. Uses Windows Media Player
    27. 27. Works on most MP3 players</li></ul>MP3<br /><ul><li>MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
    28. 28. Works on both Windows and Mac Computers
    29. 29. Uses Windows Media Player or iTunes
    30. 30. Works on MP3 players, iPods, and iPhones</li></li></ul><li>eBooks<br />
    31. 31. ePub vs. PDF<br />ePub<br /><ul><li>Reflowable text
    32. 32. Works on any computer
    33. 33. Works with most eReaders</li></ul>PDF<br /><ul><li>Defined text
    34. 34. Works on any computer
    35. 35. Works with some eReaders</li></li></ul><li>Congratulations!<br />
    36. 36. Tips for Mac Users<br />WMA format will not work on a Mac.<br />Overdrive makes it easy to browse for MP3 books. Click on the icon shown at left.<br />You can also search for MP3 books in the search bar at the top.<br />To search for MP3s in NetLibrary change the format to “MP3” and click “Search”. If you are browsing, leave the Search Box blank.<br />
    37. 37. Computer One-on-Ones<br />We offer free computer one-on-ones by appointment!<br />30 minutes sessions with a librarian to upload software (if you have a laptop) and learn the software (with or without a laptop).<br />Call to make an appointment: (248) 553-0300.<br />If you have questions during business hours, please call the same number above.<br />
    38. 38. For more information…<br />Nina Harris<br />Branch Head<br />(248) 553-0300<br /><br />Presentation Slides Available at:<br /><br />