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  • 1)Process2)Formats3)Publishers4)Play with devices
  • Generally the process is the same. The patron checks out, the item downloads, it is unlocked and then they patron can enjoy it. Unlocking is necessary because of the Digital Rights Management which handles the licensing restrictions and DRM. It’s why you can’t copy the ebook.
  • The only exception to this process is Overdrive’s new product Overdrive Read. This feature is in browser, meaning that the patron doesn’t leave the page they’re on and doesn’t have to download anything. However, the patron must connected to the internet to read the book and it is not compatible with older browsers.
  • Overdrive READ will work as long as the patron is connected to the internet,
  • Generally the process is the same. The patron checks out, the item downloads, it is unlocked and then they patron can enjoy it. Unlocking is necessary because of the Digital Rights Management which handles the licensing restrictions and DRM. It’s why you can’t copy the ebook.
  • Unlocking is the hard part for people. It’s necessary because of something called Digital Rights Management or DRM
  • So, there are 3 basic methods of unlocking the eBook once it’s downloaded. Smartphone and tablets will use an app called Overdrive Media Console, eInkeReaders will use Adobe Digital Editions and Kindles will use the Amazon.com website.
  • The name of it will vary depending on the device, but on all tablets and smartphones there is a place for the patron to get Apps. Inside the App is an adobe digital editions mobile version that will unlock an ebook or audiobook
  • The unlocking method using Adobe Digital Editions is often the most difficult for patrons. The
  • The unlocking method using Adobe Digital Editions is often the most difficult for patrons. The
  • The unlocking method using amazon.com is fairly seemless for patrons.
  • 1)Process2)Formats3)Publishers4)Play with devices
  • Forebooks, you want to make sure that you have the right format of item for the patron’s device. You can check the formats on Overdrive’s compatible formats page
  • So if the patron downloads the wrong format, the device won’t be able to understand it. For example, a Nook HD can’t understand a PDF from Overdrive
  • 1)Process2)Formats3)Publishers4)Play with devices
  • Basic ebooks

    1. 1. eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks: How’s this work?Mandy Knappaknapp@library.ohio.gov
    2. 2. Enjoy Unlock Download CheckoutFind
    3. 3. Enjoy Stream CheckoutFind
    4. 4. Enjoy Unlock Download CheckoutFind
    5. 5. Overdrive Media Console AppeInk eReadersOverdrive Media ConsoleKindle
    6. 6. Overdrive Media Console
    7. 7. Formats
    8. 8. ePUB PDF KindleOverdrive Read
    9. 9. !#@$!!!Evo##* *sdnlknfg#FDG!PDF Nook HD
    10. 10. MP3WMA
    11. 11. Aelrbj,ARV,jh3rvf2.i3y4 $%$#%$#@!!WMA Kindle Fire
    12. 12. Troubleshooting
    13. 13. 1 What’s your library card number?2 Did you get a specific error message?3 What’s title of the item?4 What kind of device are you using?
    14. 14. Ask a colleague Providing Support Document help.overdrive.com Internet SearchEmail Overdrive Support
    15. 15. Publisher Restrictions
    16. 16. Harper CollinsRandom HouseHachetteMacmillanPenguinSimon and Schuster
    17. 17. 2014 Harper Collins/Simon and Schuster Penguin Random House Hachette Macmillan
    18. 18. Now Let’s Play!Mandy Knappaknapp@library.ohio.gov

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