Downloading over Albuquerque

While I was flying to Salt Lake over this Memorial Day holiday I noticed the girl to my right reading a book on her Nook ereader.  She told me she had all the classics loaded on there,  because she could get most of them free online.  I asked her about the newer titles, but she didn't want to pay for them.  Now, this opened a door I like to walk right through!

Five minutes later she was searching for popular titles she could borrow from the library's Digital Media Collection  both for the ereader and audio.  So, there we were, thousands of feet in the sky, somewhere over Albuquerque and she was busy downloading one book and reserving others to check out when they became available.  Our library offers so many cool things I can't resist promoting them even on vacation! 

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I saw that downloading HCPL

I saw that downloading HCPL e-books is not possible on iPad yet from what I read on your webpage. Is there a timeline as to when this feature will become available?

Our vendor for the Digital

Our vendor for the Digital Media Catalog is working on an app for the iPad, but we do not have a timeline as to when that will be available.

How do you put ebooks from

How do you put ebooks from the library on th nook and can you put them n the iPad? I've tried but haven't been successful. Thanks!

It is not possible to use the

It is not possible to use the iPad for eBooks at this time, but the software provider (Overdrive) is working on it. 

Sylvia Powers

Branch Librarian

Maud Smith Marks Library

 

What is the update on using

What is the update on using the iPad for e-books from the library? Your last post was in August 2010. Why is it taking so long for the HCPL to get applications for the iPad? Thanks

I apologize for any confusion

I apologize for any confusion on this issue.  An update was announced on our digital site when the iPad became compatible with the EPUB formatted eBooks. 

http://hcpl.lib.overdrive.com

Right now the iPad is compatible with the EPUB eBooks and the MP3 eAudio books through the Overdrive App.   You can download the app through the app store for free.  The PDF eBooks are not compatible at this time and there is no update as to when it will become compatible.

If you are interested in eAudio titles, you can transfer the WMA eAudio from a Windows PC to the iPod.

HCPL now has a blog that attempts to keep everyone up to date on any news and updates related to the Digital Media Catalog.  You can find it at: http://www.hcpl.net/digital-media/blog.

If you have a specific question about how to get our digital items onto the iPad through the app, please let us know and I will be more than happy to help. 

I borrow books from the

I borrow books from the digital branch and side-load them on my nook from my computer all of the time. Are you saying that there is a way to connect directly to the ebranch from my nook, borrow a book and download it directly? Thanks! And thank you for providing the digital branch - I love it.

Yes, I did leave out the

Yes, I did leave out the middle step.  Download to a laptop or home computer and transfer them to the Nook using the Adobe Digital Edition.  Good news for ipod users on this topic: mp3 audiobooks can be downloaded directly to the iPod using the iPod Overdrive app.  The Overdrive app only works with MP3 eAudio titles, though.

Sylvia Powers

Branch Librarian

Maud Smith Marks Library

 

Isn't using the Internet from

Isn't using the Internet from an airplane a violation of FAA regulations?

Not according to this

Not according to this factsheet from the FAA.  See the part about "wifi in the sky." 

Sylvia Powers

Branch Librarian

Maud Smith Marks Library

 

I purchased a nook instead of

I purchased a nook instead of a Kindle for that very reason. I've had my nook for several months and haven't purchased an ebook yet --- I just download them from the library. I love it!

Thanks for the feedback!

Thanks for the feedback!

Sylvia Powers

Branch Librarian

Maud Smith Marks Library

 

I JUST bought a kindle

I JUST bought a kindle (hasn't even came in the mail) and now I'm finding out I can't check out books with it. Is there a date to which the ebook with be available to the kindle? i just like the kindle more then the nook. I'm sad now. :(

We apologize for the

We apologize for the inconvenience with the Kindle.  It is true that DRM-protected Adobe EPUB & PDF eBooks are currently incompatible with the Kindle.   This is unfortunately a proprietary issue on Amazon’s part and it is out of our control.  We have not heard any news from Amazon about when they will start to allow DRM-protected Adobe EPUB & PDF eBooks on their device.  We will be sure to announce an update as soon as we hear anything.

Sylvia Powers

Branch Librarian

Maud Smith Marks Library