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May 19

Freading: maintenance 6/10/17

Posted to Statewide Online Services News on May 19, 2017 at 2:08 PM by Lianne Flax

Update 5/19 @ 2pm: Freading has had to postpone this maintenance from May 20 to June 10.
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Freading ebooks will be doing server maintenance the morning of Saturday, 6/10/17. The site will be unavailable from about 2am to 8am Central time.

Any Freading ebooks downloaded before the maintenance begins will not be affected.  You will simply be unable to checkout more books during the maintenance window.

Questions: audiobooks@ks.gov
May 22

Digital Books: Webinar Archives

Posted to Librarian News on May 19, 2017 at 12:29 PM by Lianne Flax

The spring Digital Book webinars are now complete, so we’re detailing the notes and archives. During most of the sessions we put this Digital Book FAQ sheet in the chat.

Youth Digital Books: Britannica E-STAX, Tumblebooks, BookFlix
Archive - Powerpoint slides
Reminders and News:
  • Summer Reading Kids Book of the Week will start June 2.
  • Tumblebooks has been working on an *optional* mobile app (mostly for smartphones). We will let you know when this is set up and provide further information. 
  • Reminder: BookFlix & Tumblebooks are the public library subscription only and schools should not use them in lessons/curriculum. E-STAX is school-friendly! More information here.
eBooks: Freading & Total Boox
Archive - Powerpoint slides
New in the last year from these systems:
  • Total Boox –began experimenting with ebooks containing audio. There’s very few of these titles, but it is a good start on their goal of one day including more materials of this kind and having regular audiobooks as well. See this shelf of Oxford abridged classics if you would like to check one out and try it.
  • Freading
    • Added the ability to sort categories and sub-categories by latest arrival to show newest books first. 
    • Can generate local stats from the KSLC now. See Librarians->Digital Books->Statistics for a year to date spreadsheet. Other ebook vendors have not finished this work yet.
eBooks: Cloud Library & Enki Library
Archive - Powerpoint slides
New in the last year from these systems:
  • Cloud Library
    • Name change last fall from 3M Cloud Library to Cloud Library. 
    • Addition of ChromeBook app. 
    • Addition of Online Reader (access point for anyone without an app/software option). 
  • Enki Library: 
    • Adding more always available collections (unlimited copies) like Dark Horse Graphic Novels, Library Journal Self-E Select. 
    • Building a SimplyE for Enki members (one ebooks app that would show books from all vendors we have, no need for multiple ebooks apps). Still on the horizon but getting closer all of the time.
Audiobooks: OneClickdigital
Archive - Powerpoint slides
Big News: this summer Recorded Books will rename all of their digital platforms to RBdigital (OneClickdigital, Zinio) AND there will be a large update to the mobile apps. Skip forward to time marker 20:05 on the archive to see just this information explained. Current timeline for these changes is mid-June, expect more details from us soon.
Apr 24

Digital Books: Upcoming Webinars

Posted to Librarian News on April 24, 2017 at 12:31 PM by Lianne Flax

Digital Book eLending webinars start this week, and continue through May. While we do a couple of overviews through the year on the whole project, these webinars are a bit more in-depth for particular platforms.

All are at 10:00 am Central time. We will discuss compatibility of devices, how to use each, what is in different collections, and any news. Visit the Training & Librarian Documents page for join links, and archives once the sessions are past:
  • April 27 - Youth Digital Books: Britannica E-STAX, Tumblebooks, and Scholastic BookFlix
  • May 4 - eBooks: Cloud Library & Enki Library
  • May 11 - eBooks: Freading & TotalBoox
  • May 18 - Audiobooks: OneClickdigital

Questions: audiobooks@ks.gov