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  • 1. eBooks &Digital Downloads“everything you everwanted to know, but wereafraid to ask”
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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 resources/drc/Default.aspx? type=ebook  NOTE: each device is compatible with select file types
  • 5. Who Can Read/Download eBooks?  LSCS students, faculty, and staff with a LSCS ID/library card  HCPLpublic customers with a HCPL library card
  • 6. When Can I Access the eBookCollection? NOW!
  • 7. Where Can I View the eBookSources?  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://se gin.asp?profile=ehost& defaultdb=nlebk
  • 8. Harris County Public Library Digital Media Catalog LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, or HCPL library card requiredTitles in the HCPL digital catalog are not available for online viewing. Theymust be downloaded to a computer or mobile device. Many titles can betransferred from a computer to a mobile device The Digital Catalog contains approximately 14,000 individual titles, including: • eBooks • eAudio • Music • Video New titles are added every month. Mobile platform available for searching Mobile app available for direct downloads
  • 9. EBSCO eBook Collection EBSCO eBooks titles are available for online viewing, and many can be downloaded to a computer then transferred to a mobile device. Formerly NetLibrary 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. Mobile platform available Mobile app available for searching only
  • 10. Gale Virtual Reference Library Requires an LSCS ID/library cardGVRL is available for online viewing only. No downloads.  Includes full-text, searchable reference sets in such areas as literature, business, education, game programming, and social sciences.
  • 11. Safari Tech Books Online LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, or HCPL library card required Safari is available for online viewing only. No downloads. Electronic reference library for computer users, programmers, and IT professionals. NOTE: 5 simultaneous user limit
  • 12. STAT!Ref (Healthcare) Requires an LSCS ID/library cardSTAT!Ref is available for online viewing only. No downloads.  An electronic medical library that enables users to cross-search more than 35 medical resources.  Mobile platform available
  • 13. Encyclopedia of Popular Music  Requires an LSCS ID/library card EPM is available for online viewing only. No downloads. via Oxford Music Online Features articles on popular music genres such as jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music from 1900 to the present. Also includes information on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.
  • 14. Naxos Music Library Requires an LSCS ID/library cardNaxos music is available for online viewing/listening only. Music is notavailable for download.  75,000+ tracks plus related text information about the musical works.  Classical, jazz, world/folk, new age, and Chinese music  NOTE: requires Windows Media Player version 9 or later  Limit of 25 simultaneous users for this resource.  Mobile app available
  • 15. Help with Downloading &Transferring Files LSC-CyFair eBooks & Digital Download Tutorial library/15767.htm LSC-North Harris Video Tutorial  HCPL Digital Media Catlog ments/libraries/nharrislibrary/eBo • Support/eBook Help ok_Collection.swf or • OverDrive – MyHelp ?v=hqY3Eug8sGM • OverDrive – Getting LSC-Tomball eBooks Access Started Guide departments/libraries/ TomballLibrary/ebooks.pdf  EBSCO eBooks • Help
  • 16. References Text Images Michael Saperstein  EBSCO eBook Collection Multimedia Selection Librarian nlebk Harris County Public Library  Harris County Digital Media Dorrie Scott Library Reference Librarian Harris County Public Library Lone Star College–CyFair Branch  IconArchive Carol Steinmetz  Lone Star College System Director of Automated Library Services  psdGraphics Lone Star College System  Stock.XCHNG