Enjoy listening online                    Music ~ Spoken Word                Radio ~ Downloads ~ Podcastswww.lancashire.go...
More than any other art       or media   Music has moved online
• CD sales continue to decline• Internet speeds have improved• New services are availableIt has become so much easier to  ...
You can listen or play music on computers and lots of          devices
The internet is theWorld Wide Webof information andentertainmentWhich means that,whatever your tastes or interests,you sho...
We’d like to offerjust a few tips and suggestions  on how you can access this       world of listening –   easily, cheaply...
We will show some examples of the services available onlineMany other similar services are available
RadioRather than having to buy and download            songs and albums,you can listen to a lot of radio broadcasts       ...
The BBC, for example, now has all   their channels/stations and       programmes online   Available via their Radio iPlayer
• You can listen live to the current programmes as  they are broadcast• Or ‘listen again’ to most programmes for up to 7  ...
If you go to the websites of many other     local, national or international radiostations, you’ll also find you can liste...
There are also dedicated internet radio stations that are only available online
There are also other online ‘radio’ services  which will let you listen to a continuous selection of music based on the ar...
On most of these, it’s free to listen But you may need to register (using a valid email            address) and login to l...
Most of these websites make their money             from advertisingSo the music will be regularly interrupted by adverts ...
Stay Safe OnlineWhen online, if you are asked to give financial details  (e.g. a credit card number):• Only do so with a w...
Downloading musicA lot of people no longer buy music they like on CD   It’s often cheaper and easier to buy online and   d...
You can then play on a music      system, mobile device or playerOr copy onto a CD if you’ve still got a CD player
The main sites where you find and buy themusic you like are now ‘household names’   like Amazon, iTunes and Play.com
But there are also specialist music sellersand even some artists or bands that will selltheir music direct to you from the...
Stay Safe Online• Only buy from a website/company you know is  reputable• Don’t enter any personal or financial details un...
There are also sites offering free music downloads, copying or ‘file sharing’
BUT most sites offering free music  downloads and ‘file sharing’ are illegal  They are stealing the music and if you      ...
But, apart from the illegality, sites offering to       give any music you like for free are               dangerous to vi...
Stay Safe Online• So, take care even searching for or visiting sites  offering ‘free music downloads’• Make sure your comp...
This will show a site’s reputation in your             search results And warn you is you try to visit a known            ...
If you want to buy music onlineChoose a reputable company and create              an account.You can then browse, buy and ...
You’ve bought the musicso, if something goes wrong on your computer,     you can go back and download it againSome service...
Podcasts• A podcast is either an audio file that you can listen  to on the internet or download to a portable player  such...
The BBC, for example, releases a lot of it’s         programmes as podcasts    But, for copyright reasons, will remove all...
Another example, is the Guardian               newspaperwhose journalists put together a lot of ‘magazine                 ...
Podcasts are easy to listen to onlineOr download to listen to later on your computer or                   music player
You can also get free software that will letyou ‘subscribe’ to your favourite podcaststell you when the latest one is avai...
If you enjoy listening to spoken wordYou can also borrow and download audio books free         from our Digital Download L...
We can help you                        Enjoy listening onlinewww.lancashire.gov.uk
You can listen online or download your      podcasts on our People’s Network                  computersOur Library compute...
Even if you can’t           Use a computeror don’t feel confident going online
Your Libraryhas regular free courses and sessions tohelp people get the online skills they need
We start with the basicsincluding that all important email account   that you’ll need to register for online              ...
You learn at your own pacecompleting a short series of online practical             bitesize courses
When you’ve mastered the basicsthere are more advanced courses available       to suit your needs or interests
We have staff and volunteers         available  to help you at any stage
We start with the basics•   How to use a keyboard and mouse•   How to search and explore the internet•   How to keep in to...
Find a course near you…lancashire.gov.uk/events
Through our Digital Libraryyou can gain access to the best       online resources
You can find out more about musicfrom subscription sources that we’ve paid           so you don’t have
our Good Web Guidelists the best websites    and online help
You can contact us       library.online@lancashire.gov.uk  www.lancashire.gov.uk/digitallibrarywww.lancashire.gov.uk
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  1. 1. Enjoy listening online Music ~ Spoken Word Radio ~ Downloads ~ Podcastswww.lancashire.gov.uk
  2. 2. More than any other art or media Music has moved online
  3. 3. • CD sales continue to decline• Internet speeds have improved• New services are availableIt has become so much easier to download or listen online (if you have access to the internet…)
  4. 4. You can listen or play music on computers and lots of devices
  5. 5. The internet is theWorld Wide Webof information andentertainmentWhich means that,whatever your tastes or interests,you should be able to find somethingyou’ll like
  6. 6. We’d like to offerjust a few tips and suggestions on how you can access this world of listening – easily, cheaply and safely
  7. 7. We will show some examples of the services available onlineMany other similar services are available
  8. 8. RadioRather than having to buy and download songs and albums,you can listen to a lot of radio broadcasts online…and for free
  9. 9. The BBC, for example, now has all their channels/stations and programmes online Available via their Radio iPlayer
  10. 10. • You can listen live to the current programmes as they are broadcast• Or ‘listen again’ to most programmes for up to 7 days• And many programmes are also available as ‘podcasts’ (more on these later)
  11. 11. If you go to the websites of many other local, national or international radiostations, you’ll also find you can listen live there too Or from some, download a podcast
  12. 12. There are also dedicated internet radio stations that are only available online
  13. 13. There are also other online ‘radio’ services which will let you listen to a continuous selection of music based on the artists or genres you tell them you like
  14. 14. On most of these, it’s free to listen But you may need to register (using a valid email address) and login to listen. Registration is usually free and will enable you tosave your preferences or share your interests with others
  15. 15. Most of these websites make their money from advertisingSo the music will be regularly interrupted by adverts (like normal commercial radio) or show a lot of adverts or chances to click and buy the music you like on the screen.
  16. 16. Stay Safe OnlineWhen online, if you are asked to give financial details (e.g. a credit card number):• Only do so with a website/company you know is reputable• Don’t give any details unless you intend to buy from them• Beware of trial membership offers, because unless you cancel before the trial period finishes you will be immediately and automatically charged.
  17. 17. Downloading musicA lot of people no longer buy music they like on CD It’s often cheaper and easier to buy online and download the music you like to your computer In fact it’s so easy that ‘shopaholics’ should beware
  18. 18. You can then play on a music system, mobile device or playerOr copy onto a CD if you’ve still got a CD player
  19. 19. The main sites where you find and buy themusic you like are now ‘household names’ like Amazon, iTunes and Play.com
  20. 20. But there are also specialist music sellersand even some artists or bands that will selltheir music direct to you from their website.
  21. 21. Stay Safe Online• Only buy from a website/company you know is reputable• Don’t enter any personal or financial details unless you know the site you’re visiting and the computer you’re using are secure• Use a credit card (rather than debit card), if you’ve got one (this offers some protection)• When possible, use a service like Paypal, so you can shop without sharing your financial details
  22. 22. There are also sites offering free music downloads, copying or ‘file sharing’
  23. 23. BUT most sites offering free music downloads and ‘file sharing’ are illegal They are stealing the music and if you download from them you are stealing tooUnder UK law, your illegal downloads can be tracked. Some people have been prosecuted for illegally downloading.And you can have your internet access cut off if you’re caught.
  24. 24. But, apart from the illegality, sites offering to give any music you like for free are dangerous to visit There is a very high risk of the free files offeredbeing infected with viruses or ‘spyware’ that will try to steal your private information from you computer
  25. 25. Stay Safe Online• So, take care even searching for or visiting sites offering ‘free music downloads’• Make sure your computer is properly protected with security software and everything is up to date• Use a service that will tell if a site is reliable, like the free Site Advisor
  26. 26. This will show a site’s reputation in your search results And warn you is you try to visit a known dodgy site
  27. 27. If you want to buy music onlineChoose a reputable company and create an account.You can then browse, buy and download your music easily and safely.
  28. 28. You’ve bought the musicso, if something goes wrong on your computer, you can go back and download it againSome services, like Amazon Cloud Player, alsoenable you to listen to any of the music you’ve bought online anytime by just logging in.
  29. 29. Podcasts• A podcast is either an audio file that you can listen to on the internet or download to a portable player such as an iPod• They are usually episodic and regularly available, e.g. once a week• Some are actually broadcast radio programmes• Some are created especially for the internet• Most are available for free
  30. 30. The BBC, for example, releases a lot of it’s programmes as podcasts But, for copyright reasons, will remove all butexcerpts of any music. News, weather and other such ‘live’ information is usually also edited out
  31. 31. Another example, is the Guardian newspaperwhose journalists put together a lot of ‘magazine programmes
  32. 32. Podcasts are easy to listen to onlineOr download to listen to later on your computer or music player
  33. 33. You can also get free software that will letyou ‘subscribe’ to your favourite podcaststell you when the latest one is available or even download them automatically for you
  34. 34. If you enjoy listening to spoken wordYou can also borrow and download audio books free from our Digital Download Library
  35. 35. We can help you Enjoy listening onlinewww.lancashire.gov.uk
  36. 36. You can listen online or download your podcasts on our People’s Network computersOur Library computers are available for free for up to two hours a day (But don’t forget your headphones!)
  37. 37. Even if you can’t Use a computeror don’t feel confident going online
  38. 38. Your Libraryhas regular free courses and sessions tohelp people get the online skills they need
  39. 39. We start with the basicsincluding that all important email account that you’ll need to register for online services
  40. 40. You learn at your own pacecompleting a short series of online practical bitesize courses
  41. 41. When you’ve mastered the basicsthere are more advanced courses available to suit your needs or interests
  42. 42. We have staff and volunteers available to help you at any stage
  43. 43. We start with the basics• How to use a keyboard and mouse• How to search and explore the internet• How to keep in touch with email• How to stay safe online and you can go on to learn things like• Shopping and managing your money online• Understanding public services online• Job hunting online• Socialising online• Photos online
  44. 44. Find a course near you…lancashire.gov.uk/events
  45. 45. Through our Digital Libraryyou can gain access to the best online resources
  46. 46. You can find out more about musicfrom subscription sources that we’ve paid so you don’t have
  47. 47. our Good Web Guidelists the best websites and online help
  48. 48. You can contact us library.online@lancashire.gov.uk www.lancashire.gov.uk/digitallibrarywww.lancashire.gov.uk

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