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New Titles Were Recently Added!

 Hello my fellow users of the HCPL Digital Media Catalog!  I am happy to inform you that we had a nice addition to the digital catalog last night!  There were over 400 eBooks added, over 100 eAudio added and a few videos as well as one or two music titles.

 

Because there is a limit of 200 titles in the new eBooks area, not all titles will appear there.  Here is how to easily find all the titles that were added on January 26th, 2012.  This is really only important for our eBook users.  The new eAudio titles will all show in the "new eAudo" section on the homepage.

 

Recent Additions to the HCPL Digital Media Blog

 Hopefully you have been enjoying the semi-weekly updates to the Digital Media Catalog eBooks section.

 I have been able to create eBook orders on a weekly basis as opposed to the monthly basis as is normal.  Three of the four I have ordered are actually live on the site.  The fourth one was unexpectedly delayed after I ordered it but I am hopeful it should be live soon. 

 

There were not enough good titles added to our vendor's catalog to order last week so I am combining last week’s picks with this week’s to order another list of titles.  Because of donations from some of our branch’s friends of the library groups, this trend of ordering eBooks on a weekly basis should continue through at least January.

UPDATE: Apple iOS5 update

To those who updated their Apple products to iOS 5, on 11-3-2011, Overdrive released an update to the Overdrive Media Console that fixes the issue.  Please download and install the new version of the Overdrive Media Catalog, and check for updates for iTunes.

I have tested it and the eAudio title I transferred did not go into the audiobook section like it used to.  A playlist is created for the audiobook.  In the update that released today, the name of the eAudio is now included in the transfer instead of random numbers.  The newest version is 3.2.0.7.

If you are suffering any issues after updating to iOS 5, make sure to update iTunes and Overdrive and hopefully the issue will be solved.  And no more random numbers instead of chapter titles!

 

Can I return my eAudio titles early?

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

You can return MP3 eAudio early using either the Overdrive App or the Overdrive Media console on a PC.  Returning WMA eAudio and returning eAudio on a Mac are not yet compatible.

Returning MP3 through the Overdrive App.

1.  To return the title early, or to delete it from the device, make sure you are in the Bookshelf screen.

2. Select the “Edit” button from the upper left.

3. After selecting “Edit,” a red circle will appear to the left of the titles in your bookshelf.  Pressing the red circle will make the word “Delete” appear to the right of the title.

iPod Shuffle users – please read.

Because of the lack of a screen for the iPod Shuffle, setting up this device works differently than any other apple device.

The complete instructions for setting up an Apple device can be found here.

The iPod Shuffle has a different setting than other iPods.  In order for you to be able to transfer titles, you must select “Enable Disk Use".  You may need to scroll down in the window to find the setting.  If it is not selected, please select it and hit the apply button.

This should allow titles to transfer to your iPod Shuffle.

Transferring eAudio from a computer to an Apple device.

In order to transfer eAudio titles from a computer to your Apple device, you will need to have both iTunes and Overdrive Media Console installed on the computer.  You can download Overdrive Media Console here.  If you are transferring from a Mac, only the MP3 format is compatible.  If you are transferring from a Windows PC, both the WMA and MP3 are compatible.

After you have installed these two programs, you will need to set up your Apple device.

First, connect your device to your computer and let it finish synching with iTunes.

The left hand side of the iTunes window should list the name of your device.  It should be listed under "Devices."  If you do not see your device listed under "Devices", click the triangle to the left of the word "Devices."

Moving MP3 eAudio into the “audiobook” folder.

 MP3 audiobooks transferred from the Overdrive Media Console are placed in the “music” folder on your iPod, not in the audiobook folder like the WMA audiobooks. You can find the MP3 audiobooks by looking for the title of the book under “album,” or the author of the audiobook under “artist”.

If you wish to move the MP3 eAudio from the iTunes Music folder to the specific “audiobooks” folder, please complete the following steps. (Note: If you don't see an “audiobooks” folder in iTunes, go to the “Edit” menu and select "Preferences". On the “General” tab, check the "audiobooks" box.)

Downloading library books to your Apple Device using the Overdrive App.

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

Installing the Overdrive App

The first thing you will need to do is install the Overdrive App from the Apple “App Store”.  On your device’s home screen, you should see a blue icon with a circle and an “A” formed by a pencil, pen and a line.  It is for the “App Store.”

Once in the app store, you should see a search box in the upper right.  In the search box, type in “Overdrive Media Console.”  You should see Overdrive listed in the results box that drops down below the search area.  Select this.

My MP3 audiobooks do not appear in the audiobook folder on my iPod/iPhone. Where are they?

MP3 audiobooks transferred from the Overdrive Media Console are placed in the “music” folder on your iPod, not in the audiobook folder like the WMA audiobooks. You can find the MP3 audiobooks by looking for the title of the book under “album,” or the author of the audiobook under “artist”. If you wish to move the MP3 audiobook from the iTunes Music folder to the specific “audiobooks” folder, please complete the following steps. (Note: If you don't see an “audiobooks” folder in iTunes, go to the “Edit” menu and select "Preferences". On the “General” tab, check the "audiobooks" box.)

The audiobook parts move to the "audiobooks" folder. You may now disconnect your iPod from the computer.

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