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Overdrive Step By Step

  1. 1. Overdrive Step by Step<br />Veronica Reynolds <br />New City Library <br />
  2. 2. Downloading e-books and audio books is getting easier! <br />
  3. 3. The interface is shared by all libraries, except for Advantage books. <br />
  4. 4. At home, patrons must download software before using Overdrive.<br />
  5. 5. For all files, the patron must first download the Overdrive Media Console.<br />
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  11. 11. For e-books, Adobe Digital Editions must be downloaded. <br />
  12. 12. Patrons can choose not to make any shortcuts. <br />
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  15. 15. At home, the patron can create an Adobe ID. This will allow them to transfer information to their devices.<br />
  16. 16. Ready to Download! ….or Place a Request.<br />
  17. 17. Check the ‘Plays On’ Field <br />
  18. 18. Login! <br />
  19. 19. Please Note<br />If the patron has any blocks that would prevent them from checking out a normal item. They will receive an error message at the login step. It will say they must check their items out at the circulation desk. <br />Overdrive is still not compatible with the Kindle. A patron may get to this point or even download an item before they realize this.<br />Sony Readers have a strange glitch. They can only have one type of file from Overdrive on them at the same time. All ebubs or all pdfs for instance. <br />
  20. 20. At Checkout, the patron can choose their lending period.<br />
  21. 21. Each item can be downloaded three times.<br />
  22. 22. Choosing ‘open file’ rather than ‘save file’, allows the patron to direct the file to Digital Editions.<br />
  23. 23. The book can now be read on the patrons computer. <br />
  24. 24. Their e-reader can be plugged in!If they have created an Adobe ID, Digital Editions, a ‘shelf’ will be added to the Editions interface for the player. <br />
  25. 25. Digital Edition Features<br />E-books can be returned early. As the number of Overdrive files is limited to eight at one time per card, this is a great advantage. <br />Like an e-reader, Digital Edition has a bookmark feature and a linked table of contents, allowing for easy navigation. <br />It will automatically sort books into ‘borrowed’ and ‘purchased’ shelves to avoid confusion. <br />
  26. 26. Whew! That’s e-books. What about audio?<br />Make sure to check compatibility, some items that work with iPods cannot be downloaded onto a Mac computer. Some items have permission to be burnt to CD, others do not.<br />
  27. 27. The patron must agree to the terms of service before downloading an MP3 .<br />
  28. 28. Open with ‘Overdrive Media Console’<br />
  29. 29. A patron can choose not to download the entire file the first time around. <br />
  30. 30. Download progress can be found at the bottom of the Overdrive Console screen.<br />Depending on the size of the book and the speed of your internet connection it can take five to twenty minutes to download an entire audio book. <br />
  31. 31. Overdrive Console will always state the due date, how long the book will be and when it was last played. <br />
  32. 32. Click ‘Transfer’ to move the file from Overdrive to the device.<br />
  33. 33. Again, the patron can choose how much to transfer over to their device.<br />
  34. 34. If the computer has iTunes, the file will automatically open there. After that, the patron need only sync their device as usual!<br />
  35. 35. For Other Devices<br />For all other devices, the patron must have Windows Media Player Installed. <br />Then they can plug in their device to the computer in the USB port.<br />Click the Transfer button in the Overdrive Media Console.<br />A window will appear asking to plug in your device. Click Next. <br />Again, the patron can choose which parts of the file to transfer over. <br />Click Next. <br />Files will sync to the portable device. <br />

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