250 New Audio eBooks
On April 15, 2010, the Library began offering a new collection of downloadable audio books via Ingram’s eAudio Book Platform courtesy of the NCLive consortium. The initial collection contained 750 titles, focusing primarily on language learning, history, biography, and classic literature. The eAudio content is downloadable to either an iPod or MP3 player, and playable on a PC or Mac computer.
On Friday, May 14, the library added the second installment of downloadable audio books to it’s new collection. As with the previous installment, the new titles were made available with an LSTA grant from the State Library of North Carolina. The new titles include approximately 250 new titles, as well as additional copies of previously of audio books, bring the total number of titles to just under 1000 and the number of copies to about 1300.
Each audio book user will need to set up their own personal “bookshelf” within MyiLibrary, which functions much like a shopping cart. After adding items to their bookshelf, patrons can then download their audio book and listen directly from their computer, or add it to their iPod or MP3 player.