Digital Libraries Roundup

It's been quite some time since my last post on digital libraries. Unfortunately, the current recession has cut into their funding.

The following 3 stories are about local libraries that have started digital collections or bought their first digital reader. The content used by these libraries are drawn a variety of sources including Overdrive, NetLibrary, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Digital books can now be downloaded from Cook library

Wilmington, Ohio - Free digital materials are now available online from the Mary L. Cook Public Library. This new service makes it possible for you to check out and download digital eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic and eVideo anytime of day from anywhere in the world.

Grant helps library buy digital readers for the visually impaired

Fremont, Ohio - Birchard Public Library recently received a grant for $1,665 through the Library Services and Technology Act to buy six VictorReader Stream machines, compact digital readers designed for use by the blind and visually impaired.

Warren County Library web site offers for download thousands of eBook, audiobooks titles

Warren, New Jersey - Through NetLibrary and ListenNJNW, Warren County Library patrons have anytime, anywhere access to thousands of different eBook and audiobooks titles.

These can be accessed and downloaded via the library’s web site, warrenlib.org. Just click on the Net Library or ListenNJNW icons on the Warren County Library homepage and follow the instructions provided.

Free digital materials are now available online from the Mary L. Cook Public Library. This new service makes it possible for you to check out and download digital eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic and eVideo anytime of day from anywhere in the world.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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