October 4th, 2011
One in Six Americans Now Use E-Reader with One in Six Likely to Purchase in Next Six Months
e-Reader users likely to both read and purchase more books than non-users.
Do you find this incredible?
I do, even though my business is books, that seems like a huge number. I can believe that “eReaders” read more than people who do not have an eReader device, after all if you are willing to make the purchase, you are probably a very good reader and if not, well, you did purchase the thing, so you probably should be using it. So it could be seen as a motivator. Just last week, Kindle has agreed to play nice with libraries and many in Wyoming are hopeful that in the future this will include them. I think library usage would soar. I know many people who never set foot inside a library but are great readers and would love to be able to download books and not pay for everything they wish to read. However, much of the technology is there, while the contractual stuff is still lacking and very expensive, but we can hope.
At the Rock Springs Library, we started an eReader Group, which has surpassed our dreams for participation. We have been meeting once a month to share about Kindles, iPads, Nooks and even some less well known devices. Some have come to hear others talk about what they like before purchasing one, some have come after having a device and not using it and some have come as far away as Evanston to learn more about their Readers. Each session has been a little chaotic, everyone seems to be very excited to learn and share what they know or haven’t figured out yet. The functionality goes beyond just being able to read a book. We hope we are fulfilling a need and that as many people are learning new things as we are.
So if you are interested in or can’t figure out your eReader, check in at your local library!
August 17th, 2011
Attention! Former NetLibrary users must establish a new account with EBSCOhost Audiobooks!
New Log-in Information
If You Have an Account, Log-in Here
July 21st, 2011
It seems that EBSCO is now redirecting traffic from Netlibrary to
EBSCOhost. Unfortunately, they didn’t allow any configuration in advance,
so when you get redirected you just end up at your regular EBSCO screen.
To find the eAudiobooks, click on the link to EBSCOhost Web. The
eAudiobooks database appears at the bottom of the list. When you connect
to that, it looks just like an EBSCO magazine article database. Click on
the blue link at the top to EAUDIOBOOKS and you’ll get a much better
visual browse of the content.
I hope to have some answers from EBSCO by the end of the day on how to
configure things for everyone so that the above steps aren’t necessary.
In the meantime, you can try this URL to at least get to the audiobooks
Don’t fall in love with that link though – it will definitely change.
Thanks for your patience today!
July 14th, 2011
They have just had clarification this afternoon from EBSCO tech support that
the Netlibrary migration is now slated for mid-week next week at the
They have just created a quick guide on creating a MyEBSCOhost account. It
is at http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/econtent/myebsco.html and is linked
from the general user announcement about the migration of Netlibrary to
While eAudiobooks are not on EBSCO yet, a user can certainly go ahead and
create a MyEBSCOhost account now. If they already have one, then the
eAudio options will appear in their ‘My Folder’ the next time they log in
after the service is made available.
June 21st, 2011
Facebook recently enabled facial recognition technology, so when your friend uploads a new photo, Facebook recognizes it as you and suggests to your friend to tag you in the photo. Don’t want to be tagged automatically in others’ photos in Facebook? Just follow these steps to learn how to opt out.
Read the article on Wiki How To here.
December 8th, 2010
Recorded Books announced last week that over 300 titles in their Adult
Premium Core Collection have been re-released in mp3 format. Titles
include many Christian fiction authors, and bestselling authors like Ruth
Rendell, Anne Perry, Jane Smiley, and Ivan Doig. MP3 format files are
compatible with iPods and many more devices than the more strictly
licensed wma format files.
We now have 5,700 eAudiobook files available in the Netlibrary service,
with nearly 4,000 of those in mp3 format. About 60 new titles are added
to our collection each month, with additions to the Adult Premium Core,
Blackstone Audio, and the Children’s and Young Adult Collections.
More information about Netlibrary is available here:
WYLD eContent Page: http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/econtent/
Frequently Asked Questions page:
Download your NetLibrary books from here.