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.
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.
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, 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.