Category Archives: Digital Media

What’s OverDrive Listen?

OverDrive ListenNever wait for audiobooks to download again. Enjoy them right in your browser with OverDrive Listen. Continue reading

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eBook, eAudio users

Do you use the CLAMS Digital Downloads service?  Now you may renew eBooks and eAudios if there is no waiting list on the title. How to renew digital titles.

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Libraries and eBooks

This recent article from boston.com discusses eBooks and Libraries.
Why It’s Difficult for Your Library to lend Ebooks.

 

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Cape & Islands digital titles

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Check out the new Cape & Islands featured list on the CLAMS Digital Downloads website.  It’s a mix of eBooks and eAudios, fiction and non-fiction.

 

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Hero of popular book “Unbroken” passes away

unbroken“Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97.”

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Find Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. in the CLAMS catalog.
CLAMS also has the eBook and eAudio.

 

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Top eBooks 2013

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Top eBooks 2013

Did you miss any of these top eBooks? http://bit.ly/RIPQEo

 

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The Digital Public Library of America launches

On April 18 The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched a beta of its discovery portal and open platform.  Read the press release.

A search today for “cape cod”  returns 433 results – images, text, moving images.  It will grow.   Explore, have fun!  http://dp.la/

From The Digital Public Library of America website:
“The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used.

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Public libraries & the community

From Library Services in the Digital Age, a report released on January 22, 2013  by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project:
“The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits. In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of
patrons who rely on more traditional resources. In a new survey of Americans’ attitudes and expectations for public libraries, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that many library patrons are eager to see libraries’ digital services expand, yet also feel that print books
remain important in the digital age.”
Related articles
Takeaways from the Pew Research study on libraries
ALA President welcomes new Pew report on ‘Library Services in the Digital Age’

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Become a Sponsor of the CLAMS Digital Download Service

Sponsorship by groups and  individuals welcome.  Gifts of $500 and up: become a “named” Sponsor. Smaller amounts always welcome.  See http://clamsnet.lib.overdrive.com/Sponsors.htm. Please contact your local CLAMS Public Library to become a sponsor.

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