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Category: Digital Collection

NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Ohio Digital Library

As of November 7th the Ohio eBook Project is now the Ohio Digital Library.  The new site, which will continue to look and function the same, combines the Ohio eBook Project and the SEO Library Center digital collections.  Besides being able to search both collections simultaneously, additional benefits include 21 day checkouts and a 12 hold limit, both increases.  If you used both the Ohio eBook Project and the SEO Library Center, your accounts will be merged.  If you use the OverDrive Media Console app to access the digital collection, you will notice that Ohio Digital Library is now listed on the app.  As with any change, there may be a few glitches.  If you run into any, please contact Brian at 294-7171 or ebooks@wrightlibrary.org.

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NOVEMBER 11, 2013
Discover Digital Services for Android

The final session in our Discover Digital Services series will focus on Android devices (Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Android phones, etc.).  Join our Digital Librarian, Brian Potts, on November 13th to learn how to download audiobooks, ebooks, music, and videos.  The program begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Library’s Meeting Room.

No reservations are required, so take this opportunity to find out how to access the Wright Library Digital Collection, which includes The Ohio Digital Library, Freegal, Freading, and Zinio.  Bring your device or just drop in if you’re considering a purchase.  For additional information, please contact Brian at 294-7171 or ebooks@wrightlibrary.org.

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OCTOBER 23, 2013
Device Users' Group Now Meeting on Mondays

By popular demand, Device Users' Group sessions will be added to the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in addition to the current sessions on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.  The first Monday session will be October 28th at 7:00 p.m.  The Users' Group meets in the Library Meeting Room.  Check the Calendar of Events for additional dates.

Users of any electronic media device are welcome, whether you have a tablet (e.g. iPad, Nexus), an ereader (e.g. Kindle, Nook), mp3 player (e.g. iPod, Sansa Clip), or even a smartphone (so many).  Bring your device and any passwords you will need to access content sources (i.e. Kindle users - Amazon account information, iPad users - Apple ID). 


On the theory that two or more brains are better than one and that if you are experiencing a problem, someone else is too, the Users' Group is intended as a forum for users to gather and exchange information, helping each other find solutions.  This group is for novices, as well as for those with more experience, perhaps with a specific problem to solve.  In addition, a librarian experienced with numerous devices will be present to offer assistance and provide access to users' guides and other helpful resources.

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OCTOBER 8, 2013
Digital Services Updates
Security Alert

Recently Adobe experienced a security breach, which may have compromised the email and password information of patrons who have created an Adobe ID in order to read ebooks from the Ohio eBook Project or Freading.  Since Adobe does not collect additional information for Adobe IDs, the risk is not high; however, you are encouraged to reset not only your Adobe ID authentication, but the authentication of any other services for which you use the same email and password combination.

You can find additional information and reset your Adobe password at Adobe's website.

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Back Issues Now Available Through Zinio

Back issues to the digital magazine subscriptions available through the Wright Library eMagazine Colleciton (Zinio) are now available.  Simply go the the eMagazine Collection and click on the Back Issues Available link of the magazine you choose.  Next, click the Check Out link of the issue you want to read.

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Ohio Digital Library

On November 7th, the Ohio eBook Project and the SEO Library Consortium Digital Catalog are merging and becoming the Ohio Digital Library.  Although Wright Library patrons have had access to both collections, they could not be search simultaneously until now.  When the change occurs there will be differences in appearance and names, but the functionality of the website and apps will remain the same.

Questions about these updates can be directed to Brian at 937-294-7171 or ebooks@wrightlibrary.org.

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
OverDrive Media Console and iOS 7

With the release of iOS 7 yesterday by Apple, you may want to upgrade your device(s).  If you already have the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) app installed on your device, it will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook.  New or first time users of OMC are unaffected by this issue.

OverDrive is working to resolve the issue, but in the meantime, here are immediate remedies for users:

  1. Re-authenticate the app with their existing or a new Adobe ID.  Refer to the iOS section of this Help article for assistance. (Recommended)  
  2. Uninstall and re-install OMC, which will also require the user to re-authorize with Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: A re-install will clear a user's bookshelf, history, and app settings.

Audiobook users won't notice that anything is different unless they attempt to download parts of audiobooks they already downloaded to OMC before upgrading to iOS 7. A user will receive an error message informing them to download the title again. 

If you run into any other issues, or have questions, please contact Brian at ebooks@wrightlibrary.org or 294-7171.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Big Library Read

The Big Library Read, a digital reading event sponsored by OverDrive, the vendor behind the Ohio eBook Project, is going on now.  The book being read is Jane O'Connor's chapter book, Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth.  The title is available for simultaneous use (no waiting lists) through September 30, both as an ebook and an audiobook.  This is the perfect book to read with kids or encourage them to read on their own.

Live Chat with the Author
Fancy Nancy author, Jane O’Connor, will be participating in a live 30-minute chat with readers on Tuesday, September 24 at 9:00 p.m. Wright Library patrons are invited to join the discussion by simply visiting https://www.facebook.com/OverDriveForLibraries/app_181184391902159.  You can also follow the books and author at https://www.facebook.com/fancynancybooks or http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/94085.Jane_O_Connor.

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
Discover Digital Services for Your Favorite Device

Do you want to learn what content (audiobooks, ebooks, music, and videos) you can download for free from Wright Library?  You’re in luck!  Our Digital Librarian, Brian Potts, will be presenting a series of demonstration programs on the second Wednesday of September, October and November.  The programs will start at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in Wright Library’s Meeting Room.

Each program will be tailored for a specific type of device. 

  • September 11th will feature the Kindle, including the Kindle Fire
  • October 9th  will cover iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • November 13th will focus on Android devices (Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab, etc.)

No reservations are required, so take this opportunity to find out how to access the Wright Library Digital Collection, which includes The Ohio eBook Project, Freegal, Freading, and Zinio.  Bring your device or just drop in if you’re considering a purchase.  For additional information, please contact Brian at 294-7171 or ebooks@wrightlibrary.org.

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AUGUST 20, 2013
Ohio eBook Project Updates

The OverDrive Media Console v. 3 for iOS and Android is now available.  Some of the new features include

  • A redesigned user interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation and a one-stop reorganized menu. App functions are just a swipe and tap away.
  • Users can sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices using a free, opt-in registration service called OverDrive One.
  • Variable speed playback for iOS. Audiobook users’ most requested feature.
  • First run tutorial screens. The app now prompts first-time users to add libraries and get books.
  • System Requirements: OMC v3.0 for Android users requires Android OS v4.0 (or newer). OMC for Android v2.6.5 will remain available for download. OMC for iOS requires iOS 6 (or newer).

Preview the new app with this video

The Ohio eBook Project website can now be viewed in three languages, English, Simplified Chinese, or Spanish.  Also, new options have been added to filter search results by standardized reading levels, including Interest level, ATOS book level, Lexile measures, and reading level by school grade.  This should be helpful for students, parents, and teachers.

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JULY 29, 2013
More eBooks in Our Catalog
More ebooks have been added to the library's catalog - around 22,000 if you're counting.  These come from Freading, the ebook service we added to our Digital Collection at the beginning of this year.  These ebooks have been available since then, but now they are even easier to find.

When you search the catalog, you may see - Freading - CLICK HERE to access title in an item's record.  Clicking this link will take you to the title's detailed description at Freading, where you can log in with your card number (all 14 digits) and PIN to download the ebook. 

To download Freading ebooks to your computer before tranferring to an ereader, you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions.  An Adobe ID is required in order to transfer ebooks or download directly to a device.  Additional help in getting started is available from our Digital Collections page and the Freading site.

The best thing about Freading ebooks is that they are always available and nicely complement our other ebooks from the Ohio eBook Project.

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MAY 22, 2013
OverDrive App Update
OverDrive will release an updated version of the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for iOS and Android (v2.6.5) on Tuesday, May 29. Below is a summary of the release details.

OMC for iOS v2.6.5

  • Enhancements to improve the speed of the in-app browser
  • Bug fixes
  • Reauthorization of Adobe ID for ALL iOS users required by Apple
Due to a change in Apple's privacy policies, we’ve had to make changes to the way we handle licensing of EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks. As a result, the OMC for iOS v2.6.5 update will de-authorize every users’ Adobe ID and prompt them to authorize again. Audiobook users will be unaffected unless attempting to download parts from a book that was only partially downloaded prior to the v2.6.5 update.

eBooks – Adobe Authorization
After installing the update, users with authorized Adobe IDs in place will see the following message:
eBooks  Adobe Authorization

Clicking ‘Sign In’ will show the ‘Adobe Authorization’ screen. The deauthorized Adobe ID is pre-populated, so the user will only need to enter the password. The ‘Forgot password?’ link will be available.
eBooks  Adobe Authorization

Audiobooks – Downloading additional parts
Audiobook users won’t notice anything different unless they attempt to download parts of audiobooks partially downloaded to OMC before installing the v2.6.5 update. In this case, the following message is displayed:
Audiobooks  Downloading additional parts
Users will need to download the title again from their Ohio eBook Project bookshelf to download the missing parts.

These updates will be messaged in the App Store and on the “What’s New” screen. Additionally, there are two help articles available for users and library staff to help with these updates:


OMC for Android v2.6.5

  • Bug fixes
Note: The issues with Adobe authorization and audiobook downloads will not impact the Android release of OMC v2.6.5.

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MAY 10, 2013
Get Ready for Summer
Get ready for summer by loading your mobile device with FREE digital content from Wright Library.  Demonstrations will be provided for the various devices on which patrons can access the Wright Library Digital Collection.
  • 1:30 p.m. - eReaders  (NOOK, Sony Reader, Kobo, etc.  Not Kindle)
  • 2:30 p.m. - Kindle (including Kindle Fire)
  • 3:30 p.m. - Tablets/Smartphones  (iOS and Android)
These digital services will be covered. Not all services are available for all devices.

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FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Free, Legal Music from Your Library

The Freegal Music service allows Wright Library card holders to download free music legally.  Under the agreement between Freegal and the Library, registered card holders are able to download three music tracks each week.  Once downloaded, the songs do not expire.

To get started, go to wrightlibrary.freegalmusic.com and log in with your library card number (23309000+last 6 digits) and your PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number unless you have created a different PIN).  Simply search by artist, song, album, or composer.  When you find a song, click the Download Now button.  It's that simple. 

Freegal features the Sony Music catalog, along with hundreds of other labels.   For mobile users, the Freegal app is available for iPad/iPhone/iPod and Android devices.  Look for it in the App Store and Google Play. 

For additional pointers and access to our other digital services, visit the Wright Library Digital Collection.

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FEBRUARY 11, 2013
More eBooks from Wright Library
Wright Library's new ebook download service gets rid of waiting lines from the digital library experience.  Every title in the Freading collection is always immediately available to download and read.  The collection includes over 20,000 titles and is the perfect complement to the ebooks available through the Ohio eBook Project.

Wright Library patrons are given 10 virtual tokens every week to use to download ebooks from Freading.  Different books "cost" different amounts of tokens, either 4, 2, or 1.  Use your tokens any way you wish.  Unused tokens role over to the next week, but every fourth week any excess tokens are removed and you begin again with just 10 tokens for that week.

Books can be checked out for two weeks with the option to renew for an additional two weeks.  Freading ebooks use Adobe DRM which requires an Adobe ID which can be obtained by providing an email address and password at Adobe.comEbooks can then be downloaded to your computer and transferred to a reading device using Adobe Digital Editions (availabe for free).  You can also install the Freading app on many mobile devices to download ebook directly.

For more help getting started, check out the Wright Library Digital Collection page and the Freading FAQ, or stop in the Library, call 294-7171, or email ebooks@wrightlibrary.org.

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DECEMBER 30, 2012
Get Help Figuring Out Your New Gadget
Have a new electronic gadget?  Have questions about it?  Others do too, so join them in figuring out some answers at Wright Library's Device Users' Group.  On the theory that two or more brains are better than one and that if you are experiencing a problem, someone else is too, we wanted to provide a forum for users to gather and exchange information, helping each other find solutions.  In addition, a librarian experienced with numerous devices will be present to offer assistance and provide access to users' guides and other helpful resources.

The group will meet Thursday, January 10, at 1:30 p.m.  Users of any electronic media device are welcome, whether you have a tablet (e.g. iPad, Nexus), an ereader (e.g. Kindle, Nook), mp3 player (e.g. iPod, Sansa Clip), or even a smartphone (so many).  Bring your device.

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DECEMBER 28, 2012
Get Your Digital Content Here!
Wright Library provides ebooks, audioebooks, music, videos, and now eMagazines to download to your digital device.  If you have an ereader, tablet, mp3 player, or other device, we have content for you.  Come learn how to access our digital collection and download it to your specific device Tuesday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m.

You will be taken step-by-step through the process of searching, checking out, and downloading from the Ohio eBook Project.  We'll talk about Kindles, Nooks, iPads, iPods, mp3 plyers and other devices on which you can put the Library's digital content, either directly or transferred from your computer.

We will also demonstrate our newest digital service, Zinio, which provides full digital copies of popular magaines to read on a computer or mobile device.

This program will take place in the Library Meeting Room.  No registration is required and there is no charge.  Laptop computers will be available for hands-on instruction.  If you have any questions, please stop in the Audiovisual Department, call 294-7171 and ask for Brian, or email him at ebooks@wrightlibrary.org.

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DECEMBER 23, 2012
Ohio eBook Project Make Over
The Ohio eBook Project has been given a make over.  Not only does the Web site look a little different, but there have been changes to how you search, check out, and download titles.  The basic steps are the same, just some of the buttons look different.

Steps for Downloading Digital Content from Wright Library
using a computer, then transferring to a device
(WMA and MP3 audiobooks, WMA Music, WMV Videos, EPUB and PDF eBooks)

  1. Search the Library Catalog or go to the Ohio Ebook Project at OhioeBooks.org
    1. or click the download image link at WrightLibrary.org
    2. or the Digital Collection link in Library Catalog
  2. Log in
    1. Click Sign In
    2. Type 'Wright' or click View Full List and scroll to the bottom
    3. Select Wright Memorial Public Library
    4. Enter all 14 digits of your library card number (23309000 the last six digits)
    5. Enter the PIN used to access your library account.  The default is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
  3. Search for audioebooks, ebooks, music, or videos
    1. The Quick Search is a keyword search.  Enter a title or author.
    2. The Advanced Search provides more options, including Limit by Format, search by Subject, and Only show titles with copies available.
    3. Browse categories are available at the top of any page.  Clickto reveal them.
    4. Results can be filtered several ways - availability, format, subject, ratings, etc.
    5. Availability can also be determined by whether the icon in the upper right corner of the cover art is bold (Available) or not (Unavailable), e.g. or
    6. Click the title you are interested in for more information and to initiate check out.
  4. Checking out
    1. If a title you want to check out is available, click on .  If it is unavailable, click and enter an email address.
    2. Go to your Bookshelf
    3. Select the correct format for the device on which you wish to read, listen, or view.  Some ebooks can be read in the browser, just click
    4. If required software is not installed, you will need to install it now.
      1. For EPUB and PDF ebooks, Adobe Digital Editions
      2. For audioebooks, music, and video, OverDrive Media Console
      3. Follow instructions on the download page
      4. Run the installation application
    5. Once the software is installed, return to your Bookshelf
    6. Click the Download buttonfor title you want to download
    7. Follow the download instructions.
    8. Transfer to a portable device
      1. Connect device to computer
      2. For audiobooks, music, and videos use the OverDrive Media Console
        1. Select the title to be transferred then click the Transfer button.
        2. Follow the Transfer Wizard instructions
      3. For ebooks - Adobe Digital Editions
        1. Go to Library View, click on the title and drag it to the device, which appears on the left-hand side.


If any problems arise, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brian.
Phone: 294-7171, Email: ebooks@wrightlibrary.org

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DECEMBER 17, 2012
Extra, Extra - Digital Magazines

Zinio provides full digital copies of many popular magazines, which can be read on a computer or mobile device.

New users

  • Click Create Account.
  • Enter your library card number.
  • Provide an email address and password.
  • You will receive an email with the subject line "Library Account Confirmation."
  • Follow the link provided.
  • Log into the Library's Magazine Collection.
To check out a magazine, simply click on the cover.  To read the magazine, you will have to create a Zinio account for yourself.  Be sure to use the same email address that you used when accessing the Library's Magazine Collection. 

To read magazines on mobile devices or offline, you must download them using a Zinio app.

More complete instructions are available in our Digital Help Pages or from this Users' Guide.

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OCTOBER 19, 2012
For Kindle Fire Users
Users of the Kindle Fire now have an easier way to access ebooks and audioebooks from the Wright Library Digital Collection at the Ohio eBook Project.  The OverDrive Media Console app is now available in the Amazon App Store for Android.  This is the first time this app has been made available through Amazon and this new version allows users provides a streamlined experience.

Set up the app following these instructions.  Remember this is the Android version of the app.  As always, any questions on any aspect of the library borrowing experience of digital materials can be addressed to Brian.  Stop by the Audiovisual department, call 294-7171, or send an email.

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OCTOBER 5, 2012
Updates for Digital (eBook) Users

Borrowing eBooks and audiobooks from the library just got a whole lot easier for users of the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™.  Last week, Barnes & Noble added the OverDrive Media Console app to the NOOK Apps™ storefront.  This NOOK app, which is free, but requires a Barnes & Noble account , enables users to wirelessly borrow eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from the library.  Instructions for setting up the app, which is the OverDrive Media Console app for Android v2.5 are available in the Library's Digital Collection Help Pages.

In other ebook news, Adobe has officially released Digital Editions 2.0, which comes with several improvements and changes.  Although there is a tiny glitch with the banners that display the number of days left in the lending period, there are several improvements.

  • The UI has been completely redesigned to be screen-reader friendly.  It's compatible with NVDA, JAWS and VoiceOver for low-vision and visually impaired users.
  • The software now presents eBooks as a simple tile or list item.  The hover-over context menus are gone.  To bring up a context menu, right-click on a cover image. This helps with screen reader usability.
  • Activating compatible eBook readers has improved significantly.  Simply plug in an eBook reader, open Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), then drag a library title over to the device.  The software automatically registers and authorizes your device with your computer's Adobe ID.
  • Adobe has updated the install page.  When you click the Download now link to the right, you'll be taken to a page that offers two installers (Windows and Mac).  The Flash-based installer is gone.  Now, you download a DMG or EXE file and install the program.  This is much more common behavior when installing applications from the Internet.
Read a complete description with screen shots.

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AUGUST 14, 2012
OverDrive Media Console Gets Social
Do you get your library ebooks and audioebooks on your phone or tablet?  The new version of the OverDrive Media Console app now incorporates social media sharing features.  Version 2.5 for Android™, iOS (iPad, iPhone,iPod), and Windows® Phone implements features that enable users to share what they are reading via social media networks.

On Android, users have the option to share…
  • on Facebook
  • on any social media app/service installed on the device (Twitter, TweetDeck, Google , etc.)
  • via email
On iOS, users have the option to share…
  • on Facebook
  • on Twitter
  • via email
On Windows Phone, users have the option to share…
  • on Facebook
There are also several performance updates for the OMC app.  Also, OMC for Android now requires Android v2.1 (or newer).  If you already have OverDrive Media Console installed on your device, you’ll receive notification that an update is available. Otherwise, download OMC v2.5 here:
Get full details at OverDrive's Digital Library Blog.

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JUNE 14, 2012
Ohio eBook Project Makeover

The Ohio eBook Project, home of the Wright Library Digital Collection of ebooks, audioebooks, digital music, and videos, has a new look.  Check it out at ohioebooks.org

Any questions or comments can be emailed to ebooks@wrightlibrary.org.

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