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Indiana Digital Media Training


Training Material for library patrons provided by Indiana Digital Media.

Training Material for library patrons provided by Indiana Digital Media.

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  • 1. Browse, Check Out, Download! Learn how to browse, check out, and download digital titles from your library's Virtual Branch website. Add library banner image here
  • 2. Session Agenda
    • Overview.
    • Software.
    • Demonstration Browse, Check Out, & Download .
    • Help Resources.
  • 3. What is the OverDrive Download Service?
      • Browse, check out, and download with your library card.
      • Available 24/7 … anytime, anywhere!
      • Enjoy on a Windows ® or Mac ® computer.
      • Or, take titles with you! Just transfer to a portable device like the Apple ® iPod or Sony ® Reader ™ .
      • Screen reader compatibility and keyboard shortcuts are built into OverDrive Media Console. 
      • eBooks include large print options.
    Check Out Download Browse
  • 4. OverDrive formats
    • Audiobooks: An audiobook is a recorded reading of a book that can be downloaded and enjoyed on a computer or portable device.
    eBooks: An eBook is a digital book, magazine, or graphic novel that can be downloaded and read on a computer or portable device. Music: A music title is a CD that is digitized for download and transfer to a portable device. Video: A video title is a DVD that is digitized. Available in two options ... Standard, for viewing on your computer, and Mobile, for viewing on a portable device.
  • 5. Getting started
    • To download titles, you will need:
      • A Windows or Mac computer.
      • A library card.
      • Free software.
      • Internet connection.
  • 6. OverDrive downloads are easy as 1 … 2 … 3 ! Best of all, titles automatically expire! 1. Browse 2. Check Out 3. Download ... enjoy!
  • 7. Free required software
      • Links are located in the bottom left column of the Indiana Digital Media website.
      • Click a software button to launch an installation wizard.
    The software pages automatically recognize your system.
  • 8. Place a hold
      • If all copies of a title are checked out, you can place a hold.
      • Titles listed as 'always available' will never require a hold!
  • 9. Digital Rights
      • Digital Rights Management technology helps protect titles from unlawful sharing.
      • Every digital title has digital rights – or permissions – set by the publisher.
      • These permissions outline what you can do with the title after download.
    Digital Rights Information Copy: allowed, but limited to 21 times every 7 days Print: allowed, but limited to 21 pages every 7 days Shiver
    • Digital Rights Information
    • Burn to CD: Permitted
    • Transfer to device: Permitted
      • Transfer to Apple device: Permitted
    • Public performance: Not permitted
    • File-sharing: Not permitted
    • Peer-to-peer usage: Not permitted
    • All copies of this title, including those transferred to portable devices and other media, must be deleted or destroyed at the end of the lending period.
    This title can be transferred to iPods®/iPhones™ using OverDrive Media Console (v3.2 or newer) for Windows.
  • 10. What can I enjoy on my computer or device? Download: MP3 Audiobooks Adobe EPUB eBooks Adobe PDF eBooks Mac Download: WMA Audiobooks MP3 Audiobooks Music Video Adobe EPUB eBooks Adobe PDF eBooks Mobipocket eBooks Windows Download directly to: Many Smartphones Transfer to: iPods Smartphones Audio devices eBook readers ... and more! Check out the compatible device link on your library's Virtual Branch website. Devices 'Plays On' icons show how a title can be enjoyed.
  • 11. Mobile options for Smartphones
    • If you have a web-enabled Smartphone, you can …
      • Visit the library's Virtual Branch website, and browse and check out titles.
      • Install OverDrive Media Console Mobile ® to download many titles directly to a Smartphone.
        • Check the software page for supported Smartphones: .
  • 12. Software Adobe ® Digital Editions OverDrive Media Console
  • 13. OverDrive Media Console
    • For Windows & Mac:
      • Play titles.
      • Burn many audio titles to CD.
      • Transfer to a compatible device.
    • For Mobile:
      • Download titles directly to a Smartphone from the library's Virtual Branch website.
    • Features:
      • Choose your playback speed.
      • Custom bookmarking.
      • Resume from most recently played point.
    Audiobooks Music Video
  • 14. Adobe Digital Editions
    • For Windows & Mac:
      • Read eBooks.
      • Transfer to eBook readers.
    • Features:
      • Flash-based software.
      • Easy to use 'Library'.
      • Add bookmarks, highlights, and notes.
      • Table of Contents display.
      • Easy drag and drop transfer to eBook readers like the Sony Reader.
    EPUB eBooks feature reflowable text to fit any screen size. Adobe eBooks
  • 15. Mobipocket ® Reader
    • For Windows:
      • Read eBooks.
      • Transfer to many Smartphones / PDAs.
    • Features:
      • Zoom text feature.
      • Reflowable text.
      • Bookmarks.
      • Full text searching.
    Mobipocket eBooks
  • 16. Help Resources
  • 17. Help Resources
    • Help link : The best resource for Frequently Asked Questions!
    • Quick Start Guide : Get started in three easy steps.
    • Guided Tour : Self-paced guides. How to browse, check out, and download digital titles.
    • User Support: Email your library's support team for assistance. A link is provided on the main help page of the Virtual Branch website.
  • 18. How many hours of audiobooks will fit on my device?
  • 19. Adobe Activation
    • You will be prompted to activate your computer the first time Adobe Digital Editions opens.
      • Select 'Authorize Computer'. This option allows you to download to multiple computers and transfer to devices.
      • Click the link 'Get an Adobe ID', and follow the instructions to create an Adobe account. You just need an email address.
      • Return to the Activation screen, and enter the email address and password for your Adobe account.
      • Click 'Activate'.
    Authorization allows you to download to multiple computers and transfer to an eBook reader. Be sure to authorize every computer and eBook reader using the same Adobe ID.
  • 20. Mobipocket Registration
    • Before you check out a Mobipocket title, be sure to register a Device PID.
      • Copy the device PID from Mobipocket Reader: Reading Devices > Edit Properties > Copy Device PID .
      • Paste the device PID into your Virtual Branch account: Virtual Branch Website > My Account > My Mobipocket PIDs .