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The Next Generation Digital Library Platform

February 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Children, City Library, E-Books, Main Branch, News, Technology, West Branch

There are several new enhancements to New Hampshire’s Downloadable Books website.  Some of the highlights include:

  • A more visually appealing website with book cover graphics
  • A more streamlined process for borrowing downloadable books
  • Patrons will now be able to view and listen to samples of audiobooks and eBooks before borrowing
  • From the lists tab of their account page, patrons will be able to view recommendations of books determined by their particular book interests
  • When browsing, patrons can easily add titles to their “Wish List” with a single click

When viewing a title, there is an option to “Buy It Now” which brings patrons to links for

  • Websites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble where the books are available
  • With OverDrive Read – once a downloadable book is borrowed, patrons will now have the option to read books right from their internet browsers with no software downloading required

Please take a moment to watch the video demo below from Overdrive on some of the changes.

For more on OverDrive Read please visit the website below.  There is also a sample of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” in the FAQ tab, so you can see how the function will work.

http://read.overdrive.com/about/

 

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