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V.12152009 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2009 | Page 1 Browse, Check Out, Download! Learn how to browse, check out, and download digital titles from [YOUR LIBRARY]

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1 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 1 Browse, Check Out, Download! Learn how to browse, check out, and download digital titles from [YOUR LIBRARY] website. YOUR LOGO HERE

2 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 2 What is the OverDrive Download Service? Includes:  A customized 'Virtual Branch' website.  A custom collection. Features:  Browse, check out, and download titles using a library card.  Titles are available 24/7 … anytime, anywhere!  Enjoy on a PC or Mac®.  Transfer to devices like the Apple® iPod and Sony® Reader™.  Screen reader compatibility and keyboard shortcuts are built into OverDrive Media Console. eBooks include large print options. Check Out Download Browse

3 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 3 OverDrive Formats Video Music eBooks Audiobooks Software to read or play digital titles is available from the home page of your library's Virtual Branch website.

4 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 4 Audiobooks and eBooks … What's the Difference? An audiobook is: A recorded reading of a book that can be downloaded and enjoyed on a computer or portable device. An eBook is: A digital book, magazine, or graphic novel that can be downloaded and read on a computer or portable device.

5 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 5 What are Digital Rights? Digital titles are protected using Digital Rights Management (DRM) which outlines what you can do with a title after download. You can view the digital rights for any title by clicking on the title cover from the Virtual Branch website. This will open the Details page. For example:  Burn to CD.  Transfer to a portable device.  Adobe eBooks: Copy / print.  All copies of an expired title must be deleted / destroyed.

6 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 6 Getting started To download titles, you will need:  A Windows® or Mac computer.  A library card.  Free software.  Internet connection.

7 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 7 OverDrive downloads are easy as 1 … 2 … 3 ! After download, titles may be transferred to a portable device. Many audio titles can also be burned to CD. 1. Browse 2. Check Out 3. Download... enjoy! 1. Browse 2. Check Out 3. Download... enjoy!

8 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 8 Portable devices. Carry audiobooks, eBooks, & more. Choose from a wide variety of devices including: MP3 Players, Smartphones, Apple devices, and the Sony Reader.  OverDrive Audiobooks, Music, and Video: Check out OverDrive's Device Resource Center  Adobe eBooks: May be transferred to a Sony Reader.  Mobipocket eBooks: Smartphones Creative ® Players Sony Reader Apple ® Devices

9 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 9 OverDrive Media Console: Audiobooks, Music, Video

10 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 10 OverDrive Media Console Compatible with PC and Mac. Play OverDrive Audiobooks, Music, and Video with speakers or headphones. Burn many audio titles to CD with the Burn Wizard! Transfer to a compatible device using the built-in Transfer Wizard. Features  Choose your playback speed.  Custom bookmarking.  Resume from most recently played point. Direct transfer to iPod!

11 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 11 Comparison: WMA and MP3 Audiobooks Same superior listening experience! WMA MP3

12 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 12 OverDrive Media Console - Windows Requirements  Windows® 98 SE (or newer)  OverDrive Media Console for Windows  Windows Media® Player 9 (or newer) For Transfer to Apple Devices  iTunes® version (or newer)  Windows XP (or newer) Compatible formats:  OverDrive WMA / MP3 Audiobooks, Music, and Video If you receive a prompt like this, click 'OK' for a one-time security upgrade.

13 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 13 OverDrive Media Console - Mac Requirements  Mac computer with an Intel® or PowerPC® processor  Mac OS (or newer)  OverDrive Media Console for Mac  iTunes® version (or newer) Compatible Formats:  OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks

14 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 14 How many hours of audiobooks will fit on my device?

15 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 15 Adobe eBooks (PDF, EPUB) A digital book or graphic novel that can be read on a computer or transferred to the Sony Reader. Requirements  Windows or Mac computer.  Adobe® Digital Editions (ADE). Features of ADE  Flash-based software.  Easy to use 'Library'.  Add bookmarks, highlights, and notes.  Table of Contents display.  Supports transfer of eBooks to the Sony Reader.

16 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 16 Mobipocket eBooks eBooks in a small file format for faster downloads and easy transfer to a portable device. Requirements  Windows 2000, XP, or Vista.  Mobipocket® Reader. Features  Zoom text feature.  Reflowable text.  Bookmarks.  Full text searching.  Transfer to many Smartphones and PDAs.

17 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 17 Adobe Activation You will be prompted to activate your computer the first time Adobe Digital Editions opens.  Select 'Authorize Computer'. This option allows you to download to multiple computers and transfer to devices.  Click the link 'Get an Adobe ID', and follow the instructions to create an Adobe account. You just need an address.  Return to the Activation screen, and enter the address and password for your Adobe account.  Click 'Activate'. Authorization allows you to download to multiple computers and transfer to the Sony Reader. Be sure to authorize every computer and your Sony Reader using the same Adobe ID.

18 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 18 Mobipocket Registration Before you check out a Mobipocket title, be sure to register a Device PID.  Copy the device PID from Mobipocket Reader: Reading Devices > Edit Properties > Copy Device PID.  Paste the device PID into your Virtual Branch account: Virtual Branch Website > My Account > My Mobipocket PIDs.

19 v | © OverDrive, Inc | Page 19 Try this… 1. Go to [your library] website, [web address] or westchester.lib.overdrive.com 2. Browse, check out, and download an audiobook that includes permission to transfer to a portable device. 3. Try an 'Advanced Search'. Select a format and a subject area. Note the option to include only titles available for check out. 4. Look for a title that is currently checked out and place a hold on it. 5. In OverDrive Media Console, play your downloaded audiobook, and try transferring to your device with the Transfer wizard.


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