Archive of Announcements
February 14, 2012
New member training:
(Note that my notes in the ppt are not necessarily up to date--so ignore
January 4, 2012
We have recently added two new Guides for WILBOR users: A
guide for the Kindle Fire (pdf
version) and a guide for Searching
Tips (pdf version).
November 22, 2011
Powerpoint slides for
WILBOR training, Nov. 21. (Note: Tour screen shots
are from prior to the Kindle roll-out, but will still illustrate the
points. Training had live tour--screen shots were backup
October 19, 2011
The recent upgrade to the Apple iOS is causing issues with wma audiobook
files: wma audiobooks are not showing up on iDevices.
Overdrive developers are working on the fix.
Kindle books are here! Kindle users can now read most WILBOR ebooks
on their Kindles or Kindle app devices.
Instructions (Word format)
Instructions (pdf format)
July 21, 2011
At the end of FY11, you can report WILBOR
eBooks: 6,989 (Line E05)
audiobooks: 5,241 (Line E11)
You can count the WILBOR
audiobooks in the collection part of the survey ONLY if you have MARC
records for them in the catalog. (Yes, we know, but it's a federal
definition and that's what we have for now.)
You CAN count WILBOR circs in the circulation section, however, even if
the titles aren't in your catalog.
OMC app for mobile devices updated; can now return eBooks early from app
Archive of WILBOR
training for new members
Summer Reading poster to
download. (Generic poster from Overdrive, add wilbor in place of the "..."
in the URL, before printing)
WILBOR nook Quick Start Guide
(Our thanks to Pierce County LIbrary, Washington, for permission to adapt
Recording of WILBOR
WILBOR information session, for prospective members of WILBOR.
The app "optimized for the iPad" is now available from the iTunes app
store. If the patron hasn't downloaded the app yet, they should
search for "Overdrive Media Console." If they have downloaded a
previous version, they should update that app.
Feb. 9, 2011
The app that will be optimized for the iPad will likely be available
within the next 2 weeks; Overdrive has submitted it to Apple, and when it
is approved it will be ready to download.
Jan. 21, 2011
Guide from Overdrive (how to use OMC app for Android, Blackberry,
iPhone and Windows Mobile devices)
Powerpoint slides from eBook
training (Please use and adapt for your purposes)
Insider Tips #4 bookmark:
Returning eBooks early.
Dec. 2 WILBOR eBook training session
Ebook-participating libraries: Check the
Promotions page for news release re: ebooks and a graphic for your
website (to link to the WILBOR website) that shows both ebooks and
The eBook Troubleshooting page has a
link to a separate page for ebook troubleshooting, which has a link to an
illustrated guide to getting started with ebooks.
Want a list of devices compatible with WILBOR ebooks, for your patrons'
holiday gift shopping?
Here's an e-Reader Gift Guide.