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Selecting titles for the Digital Media Catalog.

Since title selection is such an important factor in the success of the HCPL Digital Media Catalog, I thought it would be good to talk about the factors I use in determining whether or not to purchase a title.

Ponderign the titles.

Each Monday I look at every title that was added to our vendor for digital titles catalog within the previous 7 days.  Most of the time there are thousands of new titles to look through.  I then pick out the ones I am interested in and add them to my monthly orders. 

 

If there are any title suggestions I have not looked at, I look through them as well.  When it is time to place the order, I go through my cart and start taking out titles in order to get the final cart to within the budgeted amount I can spend that month.

Digital Media Catalog Now Available to Kindle Users!

Kindle now available

Kindle is here!  As of this morning, you can now checkout and download 5400 of our eBooks to the Kindle!

The August Titles Have Arrived

Not only have the newest August titles arrived in the digital catalog, but the list of popular previously released eBooks have also appeared in the catalog!  A total of 321 new titles were added within the last 14 days!

 

New eAudio

Coming Soon Features For Our Mobile App Users

First let me apologize for the delay in getting the previously mentioned eBooks into the system.   There was an unforeseen delay that was out of our control.  It should be completed soon.  The new August titles may meet the same unforeseen delay.

I was recently at our vendor's convention for eBooks and they mentioned a few features they are working on.  They may be up by the end of the year, but their main focus is in getting the Kindle up and running.  They would not state the date that the Kindle will be able to use our service, but they did stress that it will be VERY SOON.

New titles incoming!

 We will be placing an order soon that will add 275 new eBooks to our Digital media catalog!  There is a nice grouping through a lot of genres.  I focused on purchasing older titles from authors with the highest holds, filling series gaps, or adding complete series to the eBook collection.

There will be no new eAudio titles in this batch (which I hope will be added next week.)

The August "new titles" will be added shortly though.  This will contain the normal high demand eBooks and eAudios that are added every month.

SPECIAL THANKS to the Friends of the Freeman Library for funding the purchase of this order of new eBooks.  The titles will be popular (and appreciated!)

The July Digital Titles Are Here!

New eBook and eAudio titles were recently added to the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  Here are a few examples of what you will find!

eAudio

Where are the classics in the HCPL Digital Media Catalog?

Want to read a classic on your eReader but can’t find it in our digital catalog?  Try looking in the Project Gutenberg section of our Digital Media Catalog!

 

To find the classics in eBook format, first go to the HCPL Digital Media catalog at: http://hcpl.lib.overdrive.com/

The June Digital Titles Are Here!

New eBook and eAudio titles were recently added to the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  Here are a few examples of what you will find!

eAudio

Overdrive App Update!

HUZZAH! 

 

The Overdrive app for the Android, Blackberry and Apple devices has been updated to allow you to return EPUB eBook titles early straight from the app. 

 

I tested it on an Android device and was confused at first.  In order to return the title, select "delete" from the menu.  You will then be given the option to "return and delete" or "Delete but not return" the title.

 

Great news!

The May Digital Titles Are Here!

New eBook and eAudio titles were recently added to the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  Here are a few examples of what you will find!

eAudio

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