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Aug 30

RBdigital Web/App Updates and Downtime

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 3:16 PM by Jeff Hixon

Post Updated 9/13/17 - Recorded Books has notified us that the maintenance window has been pushed back to Wednesday, September 20, and we have edited the post below to reflect this.

According to staff at Recorded Books, Inc., over the coming weeks, RBdigital web and mobile app updates will provide new features while correcting app issues identified by patrons and librarians.
 
RBdigital Web Updates
The update for RBdigital will start around 7 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, September 20. This update may take up to 8 hours to complete, and during this period service disruptions on the web are expected for RBdigital audiobooks.

During this downtime, patrons will see the following message when accessing RBdigital on the web.

Your library's RBdigital page is currently unavailable.
We are updating the site to provide you with an even better experience.
Please try again shortly.

 
The RBdigital web release will deliver a number of new features, including suggestive search and recommended title lists.

  • Suggestive search makes it easier for users to find their favorite titles. Results pop up while users type their search criteria.
  • Recommended title lists show suggested titles based on users’ favorite genres.
     

RBdigital Mobile App Updates
In the coming weeks (dates to be determined), an update to the RBdigital mobile app will add the following features:

  • Suggestive search makes it easier for users to find their favorite titles. Results pop up while users type their search criteria.
  • Recommended title lists show suggested titles based on users’ favorite genres.
  • Checkout and Download buttons for magazines have been redesigned to make downloading even easier.
  • The Audiobook Player redesign, which includes adjustable playback speed, increases usability for patrons.
More new features are also planned. Additional information about these updates will be provided closer to the release dates.