eBooks &Digital Downloads“everything you everwanted to know, but wereafraid to ask”Dorrie Scott ● Reference Librarian ● 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 • Kindle Movies dark and • 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://se arch.ebscohost.com/lo gin.asp?profile=ehost& defaultdb=nlebk
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
EBSCO eBook Collection LSCS or HCPL library card requiredEBSCO eBooks titles are available for online viewing, and many can bedownloaded to a computer then transferred to a mobile device. Formerly NetLibrary LSCS has approximately 26,500 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
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, ga me programming, and social sciences.
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
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
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, tec hno, musicals, and world music from 1900 to the present. Also includes information on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.
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
Help with Downloading &Transferring Files LSC-CyFair eBooks & Digital HCPL Digital Media Catlog Download Tutorial • Support/eBook Help http://www.lonestar.edu/ • OverDrive – MyHelp library/15767.htm • OverDrive – Getting Started Dorrie Scott email@example.com EBSCO eBooks 832-482-1023 • Help LRNC 108
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 Library Dorrie Scott http://hcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ Reference Librarian IconArchive Harris County Public Library 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/
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