eBooks &Digital Downloads“everything you everwanted to know, but wereafraid to ask”Dorrie Scott: LSC-CyFair
What is an eBook or DigitalDownload? eBook - a digital file that you read on a computer or mobile device eAudio, Movies, & Music - digital files you listen to or watch on a computer or mobile device
Types of Digital Files Used withDigital Downloads eBook eAudio • EPUB • WMA • PDF • MP3 It was a • MOBI Movies dark and • Kindle • WMV stormy video night… Music • WMA music
Compatible Computers& Mobile Devices Windows PC Apple Mac BlackBerry iPad/iPhone/iPod Kindle Nook Sony Reader various other tablets, eReaders, MP3 players List of other compatible devices http://www.overdrive.com/ resources/drc/Default.aspx? type=ebook NOTE: each device is compatible with select file types
Who Can Read/Download eBooks? LSCS students, faculty, a nd staff with a LSCS ID/library card HCPLpublic customers with a HCPL library card
Where Can I View the eBookSources? HCPL.net LoneStar.edu http://hcpl.lib.overdrive • LSCS Libraries - Library .com/ Research Databases • E-Books & Audio Books http://www.lonestar EBSCO eBooks .edu/library/15176.htm http://lscsproxy.lonestar .edu/login?url=http://sear ch.ebscohost.com/ login.asp?profile=ehost& defaultdb=nlebk
eBook Vendors1…Online Viewing Only Titles available from the vendors below cannot be downloaded, they must be viewed online with an internet connection. Gale Virtual Reference Library Safari Tech Books Online (LSCS Libraries) (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, or HCPL (Thomson Gale) Includes full- library card required) text, searchable reference sets in (Safari) Safari is the premier such areas as electronic reference library for literature, business, education, ga computer users, programmers, and me programming, and social IT professionals. sciences. NOTE: 5 simultaneous user limit STAT!Ref (Healthcare) (LSCS Libraries) (Teton Data Systems) An electronic medical library that enables users to cross-search more than 35 medical resources.
eBook Vendors2…Online Viewing Only Titles available from the vendors below cannot be downloaded, they must be viewed online with an internet connection. Encyclopedia of Popular Music via Naxos Music Library Oxford Music Online (LSCS Libraries) (LSCS Libraries) (Naxos Digital Services Ltd.) (Oxford) Features articles on Classical, jazz, world/folk, new popular music genres such as age, and Chinese music recordings jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, tec in 75,000+ tracks plus related text hno, musicals, and world music information about the musical from 1900 to the present. Also works. includes information on NOTE: requires Windows Media trends, styles, record Player version 9 or later - limit of 25 labels, venues, and music festivals. simultaneous users for this resource.
eBook Vendor…Online Viewing with Download Option EBSCO eBooks titles are available for online viewing with an internet connection, and many can be downloaded to a computer then transferred to a mobile device. EBSCO eBook Collection formerly NetLibrary (EBSCO) Complete electronic books.• LSCS has approximately 26,582 e-books with the majority available from EBSCO. New titles are added every month.• Most titles allow one user at a time, though a few titles allow three users.• An “unlimited users” option can be requested for individual titles that faculty would like to use for a class. It is on a title-by-title basis and is at the publishers discretion.
eBook Vendor…with Download Only OverDrive titles cannot be viewed online. They must be downloaded to a computer or mobile device. Many require a transfer from computer to mobile device. Harris County Public Library Purchased Titles in Collection: 13,966 (This is Digital Media Catalog individual titles) (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, or • eBook - 6,592 • eAudio - 6,110 HCPL library card required) • Music - 730 (Digital Library Reserve, Inc.) • Video - 534 Download digital materials (including books and music) with Purchased Copies in Collection 23,357 free software to listen at home, at (Individual titles plus multiple copies of each title) work, or when you travel. • eBook - 10,944 • eAudio - 10,882 • Music - 847 • Video - 684 70-75 eBook titles are added each month and around 30 eAudio titles, many with multiple copies. Approximately 1,000 new users per month.
Help with Downloading &Transferring Files LSC-CyFair eBooks & Digital Download Tutorialhttp://www.lonestar.edu/ library/15767.htm HCPL Digital Media LSC-North Harris Video Tutorial http://www.lonestar.edu/depart Catlog ments/libraries/nharrislibrary/eBo • Support/eBook Help ok_Collection.swf or http://www.youtube.com/watch • OverDrive – MyHelp ?v=hqY3Eug8sGM • OverDrive – Getting LSC-Tomball eBooks Access Started Guide http://www.lonestar.edu/ departments/libraries/ TomballLibrary/ebooks.pdf EBSCO eBooks • Help
References Text Images Michael Saperstein EBSCO eBook Collection http://lscsproxy.lonestar.edu/login?url=http://search. Multimedia Selection Librarian ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=ehost&defaultdb= nlebk Harris County Public Library Harris County Digital Media Dorrie Scott Library http://hcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ Reference Librarian Harris County Public Library IconArchive http://www.iconarchive.com/ Lone Star College–CyFair Branch Lone Star College System Carol Steinmetz Director of Automated Library psdGraphics Services http://www.psdgraphics.com/ Lone Star College System Stock.XCHNG http://www.sxc.hu/