Digital Media Catalog Getting to Digital Media Catalog 2 Navigating Digital Media Catalog 3-7 Searching Digital Media Catalog 8-12 Checking out materials 13-14 Downloading titles to a PC 15-25 Downloading titles to a library computer 26 DMC checkout and return policies 27 Downloading titles from a PC to a portable device 28-33 Databases Netlibrary 35-42 Safari Tech Books Online 43 Gale Virtual Reference Library 44 Websites Ebook Ant 46 eBooks.com 47 eLibrary 48 Project Gutenberg 49 Google Books 50 Fictionwise.com 51
Digital Media Catalog <ul><li>Checkout and download: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe EPUB eBooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe PDF eBooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobipocket eBooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OverDrive WMA Audiobooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OverDrive P3 Audiobooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OverDrive Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OverDrive Video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To checkout and download you need… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A valid library card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of materials you wish to download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials available at this site </li></ul></ul>
Go to: http://hcpl.net/ Getting to Digital Media Catalog: Click Here
You can browse Digital Media Catalog without signing in, but if you want to download (check out) a title, place a title on hold, or create a wish list, you will need to sign in with your library barcode. Takes you back to this home page Use Advanced Search to narrow your search
Click on the Support tab for help with searching, checking out, and downloading materials in Digital Media Catalog. Click on Ask a Librarian to email a librarian for help with research and managing your account Click on Digital Media Support for help with equipment and downloading problems and questions Click on Info 24/7 Chat to reach a librarian immediately (the librarian may not be an HCPL employee) Clicking on one of these categories will take you to a list of frequently asked questions Clicking on the Book Hunters box will take you to a reader’s advisory service
devices/formats that will play the item are highlighted in blue
<ul><li>Once you have signed in, you will be able to manage your Digital Account where you can… </li></ul><ul><li>Click My Cart to view titles in your cart and checkout </li></ul><ul><li>Click Lending Periods to set a personalized default lending period </li></ul><ul><li>Click My eBookshelf to view what you have checked out </li></ul><ul><li>Click Holds to view your Holds </li></ul><ul><li>Click Wish List to view your Wish List </li></ul><ul><li>Click My Mobipocket P IDs to register Mobipocket PIDs (required to download Mobipocket titles) </li></ul><ul><li>Click Rated Titles to view titles you have rated and allows you to change ratings </li></ul><ul><li>Click Suggest a Title to suggest a title you would like to see added to Digital Media Catalog </li></ul>
Searching for eBooks, audiobooks, music and video in Digital Media Catalog
You can browse the catalog: Or use the Quick Search boxes on the left side of the screen
Using Advanced Search: Advanced Search lets you narrow a subject/title/author search to materials in a particular format . Click here to search only titles with available copies Click her to use Advanced search
Sort the list Format The types of devices that will play the audiobook are highlighted in blue Before you can put titles in a cart and check titles out, you will need to sign in If a title is unavailable, you can place it on hold Your search results will look like this:
An individual title record will look like this: Description of the book The title’s rating (determined by patrons) Information about the format of the item Availability information Format (this is a WMA Audiobook If you want to check the title out, click on Add to Cart.
Checking out materials from Digital Media Catalog
Checking out materials from Digital Media Catalog: Once you’ve found the title you want to check out, click Add to Cart. Items will stay in the cart for 30 minutes. Click on Proceed to Checkout Once you have added titles to your cart, you can check them out. Go to
Downloading Adobe Digital Editions Install Adobe Digital Editions: If you accept the terms of the license agreement, click the 'I Agree' button. After the program installs, there should be an icon on your desktop that looks like a brown square with an open book in the center. This is the desktop shortcut for the Adobe Digital Editions. If it is not there, click on "start" and find the program in the programs folder to open it. When you open the program for the first time, it will ask you to activate the program. This is for copyright reasons and it is recommended that you activate the software. To do this, you will need to create an Adobe ID (username and password). When you finish activating the software, Adobe Digital Editions is ready to use. When finished, attempt to download a title if you have one already checked out. Click “Download now” On the next screen, click
Downloading Overdrive Media Console Install Overdrive Media Console and Windows Media Player Security Upgrade: After the program downloads, click “run” if the option is asked. After the program installs, there should be an icon on your desktop that looks like a green triangle with four white bubbles around it. This is the desktop shortcut for the Overdrive Media Console. If it is not there, click on "start" and find the program in the programs folder to open it. After the Overdrive Media Console program opens, locate the button called "Tools" at the top of the program window. In the drop down menu, select "Windows Media Player Security Upgrade". A window will pop up saying that you need to upgrade security settings for Windows Media Player. Click "Ok" to continue with the upgrade. After the upgrade installs, Windows Media Player may open. If it does, you can close it. When finished, attempt to download a title if you have one already checkout. <ul><li>Click Download Now </li></ul><ul><li>Note: If a message pops up asking you if you want to open the file or save, click on “Open” </li></ul>
Downloading Mobipocket Reader Mobipocket Reader requires registration. All copies of Mobipocket Reader have a unique registration code called a 'PID' (Personal Identifier). To register Mobipocket Reader, you need to sign in to this site using your library card number, and update your account information with your Mobipocket Reader PID(s). You can register up to three PIDs, enabling you to read Mobipocket eBooks on up to three devices. Click “Download” Note: If a message pops up asking you if you want to run the file or save, click on “Run”
You are now ready to download the titles you have checked out to a PC. If you have already downloaded Adobe Digital Edition and Overdrive Media Console to your computer, simply click the Download button. If the necessary software is not on your computer, it will prompt you to download the software first.
When you click download, it may ask you if you want to create a folder for the title. Click “yes” to continue.
If it asks you if you want to “open” or “save” the title, click “open.” It only asks you to do this on some computers and it may not happen on yours.
Another window will open that lists a number of parts. These parts would represent a CD if it was a physical audiobook. Example: If it has 5 parts, it would have 5 CD's. Download all the parts to listen to the entire title. Make sure that the pop-up blocker is turned off on your PC. Once you have selected all the parts to download that you want, the Overdrive Media Console will open and the title will start to download. On the bottom right of the Overdrive Media Console window, a green or blue bar will show the progress of the download. Each part will download separately.
For an ebook, Adobe Digital Editions should automatically open when the download starts. It may look like nothing is happening, but after a few seconds, you should start to see the title downloading in the Adobe Editions program.
To play a title, simply double-click on the title in the Overdrive Media Console window and it should start to play.
Downloading titles to a library computer… <ul><li>Use a college PC. These already have Adobe Digital Editions and Overdrive Media Console installed. County computers do not have this software installed and will not allow you to download it. </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Digital Editions will need to be activated on the library PC using the patron’s Adobe ID. </li></ul><ul><li>To do this… </li></ul><ul><li>Open Adobe Digital Editions. The 'Setup Assistant' dialog box is displayed. </li></ul><ul><li>Click 'Continue'. The 'Authorize Computer' screen is displayed. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your Adobe ID (email address) and password. Click 'Activate'. </li></ul><ul><li>Click 'Finish' to close the 'Setup Assistant' dialog box. </li></ul><ul><li>When the patron is done, unactivate Adobe Digital Editions. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Items checked out from Digital Media Catalog will automatically be checked in after the checkout time has expired. The title will still appear on your portable device, but you will no longer be able to access it. You will need to delete the title from your portable device. </li></ul>Digital Media Catalog check out and return policies: <ul><li>Turning in Titles Early </li></ul><ul><li>To return an eBook early, you will need to use Adobe Digital Editions. First you will need to click on "Library View" which again is located in the top left corner of the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, if you move your mouse over the cover of the title you want to return, a triangle will appear in the upper left corner of the book jacket. If you left click on this triangle, a drop down menu will appear. "Return Borrowed Item" is one of the options. </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting this will return the item and delete it off your computer, but it will not delete it from any portable reading device that you may have transferred the title to. The title will no longer be checked out to you, but you will need to delete the title from the computer using the same triangle you used for returning the item early. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to licensing agreements with the audiobook publishers, eAudio titles cannot be returned early. Only eBooks (EPUB and PDF) can be returned early at this time. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Titles downloaded through our OverDrive library cannot be renewed at this time. You will need to check out the title again. If it is unavailable, you will need to place it on hold . </li></ul><ul><li>You may check out a maximum of 10 titles at one time </li></ul>
Downloading titles from a PC to a portable device
Compatible Audio & Video Devices OverDrive WMA titles and Apple® devices… WMA Audiobooks and OverDrive WMA Music titles are supported by Windows®-formatted Apple devices on a title-by-title basis (where permitted by the publisher or record label) using the Transfer Wizard in OverDrive Media Console v184.108.40.206 (or newer) for Windows. OverDrive MP3 titles… are compatible with most MP3 players, including Apple devices and the Nook. Microsoft® Zune® devices support OverDrive WMA and MP3 Audiobooks only.
Compatible Audio & Video Devices Devices are displayed with icons indicating what they are compatible with. A full-color icon indicated the device supports the specified format and a grayed-out icon indicates that the device does not support the specified format. A complete list of compatible audiobook devices is located here: http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/
DRM-protected Adobe® EPUB & PDF eBooks work with most computers… Windows® desktop, laptop & netbook computers with … <ul><li>Mac® desktop & laptop computers with… </li></ul><ul><li>Mac OS® X v10.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Mac OS X v10.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Mac OS X v10.4.10 </li></ul><ul><li>And these devices… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Barnes & Noble nook™ 3G+Wi-Fi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barnes & Noble nook Wi-Fi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kobo™ eReader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sony Reader Daily Edition™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sony Reader Pocket Edition™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sony Reader PRS-505 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sony Reader PRS-700 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sony Reader Touch Edition™ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Vista </li></ul><ul><li>Windows XP SP2 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 2000 SP4 </li></ul>A complete list of compatible eBook devices is located here: http://www.overdrive.com/drc/compatibleebookdevices.aspx
Mobipocket Reader Many portable devices support Mobipocket Reader. Follow these instructions to transfer Mobipocket eBooks to a portable device… If you are using Mobipocket Reader 6… Open Mobipocket Reader. Select the 'eBooks' screen. Right-click on the eBook that you wish to transfer, and select 'Send' followed by the name of the device to which you want to send the eBook. If you are using Mobipocket Reader 5… Open Mobipocket Reader. Select the 'My Library' screen. Right-click on the eBook that you wish to transfer, and select 'Send' followed by the name of the device to which you want to send the eBook. If you are using Mobipocket Reader 4… Open Mobipocket Reader. Select File > My Library . Click the 'Send to PDA' link under the title you wish to transfer to your device. Kindle DRM-protected Adobe EPUB & PDF eBooks are currently incompatible with the Kindle. As a result, the eBooks on our Overdrive site are not compatible with this device at this time. If an update is made, we will announce it on our Digital Library’s homepage.
<ul><li>Authorize Your Portable Device </li></ul><ul><li>Please make sure Adobe Digital Editions is not open when you start this process. </li></ul><ul><li>First you will need to turn on the portable device and connect it to your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>After the device syncs with you computer, open the Adobe Digital Editions program with your device still connected. After it finishes loading, the “device setup assistant” should pop up. The Message in the window should read: </li></ul><ul><li>“ A mobile device has been detected.” </li></ul><ul><li>To transfer protected items between your Digital Editions library and this device, both the device and the computer must be authorized with the same Adobe ID . </li></ul><ul><li>To authorize the device, click on the brown “Authorize Device” button. Your device should now allow you to transfer eBooks from Adobe Digital Editions. </li></ul><ul><li>Transferring from Adobe Digital Editions to Your Device </li></ul><ul><li>When you download an eBook, it should automatically be downloaded to Adobe Digital Editions. In order to transfer a title from Adobe Digital Editions to your portable device, you will need to make sure you are in "Library View." The icon for “Library View” is located in the top left corner of the program and looks like three books next to each other. </li></ul><ul><li>If your portable device is connected to your computer, you should see the name (or model number) of the device listed in the left hand frame of the Adobe Digital Editions program. Generally it is the last item listed under the “Bookshelves” heading. </li></ul><ul><li>To transfer the title, simply drag and drop the book jacket to the model of your portable device listed in the left hand frame. This should transfer the title to your reading device for you. It is common for it to only take a few seconds to transfer. </li></ul><ul><li>After it is complete, you may close Adobe Digital Editions and disconnect your portable device from the computer. </li></ul>
NetLibrary NetLibrary is a database which lets you access the library’s eContent collection, which can include eBooks, eJournals, and eAudiobooks. You can access the NetLibrary database from the library’s website. Click here and scroll down to NetLibrary
Once the book is open, click on any of the parts of the book to go directly to that page Or search within the eBook Change pages by using the Next and Previous buttons. Or enter a page number and hit Go
You can also access the eBooks through the library catalog:
Click on the URL to see this ebook in NetLibrary. If you are using a computer off-campus, it will ask you for your library barcode.
Downloading an eBook from NetLibrary Before You Download Before you download and read an eBook offline, you must have Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 installed and activated on your computer. Adobe Digital Editions is available at no charge. When you install Adobe Digital Editions, you are prompted to authorize and activate your computer in order to read protected items. You must have an Adobe ID to authorize your computer, and you are prompted to get one at no charge during the installation. Downloading To download an eBook perform a search on Netlibrary or retrieve it through the online catalog. Click on Show Details . Click Check Out & Download this eBook . Login using your NetLibrary login/password . Click Download this eContent. Click Open in the file download box that appears. The eBook downloads and opens in Adobe Digital Editions.
Safari Tech Books Online Go to hcpl.net . Click on the Databases tab and select Alphabetical List from the resulting drop-down menu. Click on S then click on Note: There is a limit of five simultaneous users for this resource
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