Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Dallas Public Library to host high-tech digital bookmobile
The vehicle creates “virtual branch” download experience.
The Dallas Public Library invites the public to explore their new free Ebook, audiobook, music, and video digital download service by visiting the Digital Bookmobile on Tuesday, May 11 at the Central Library. The 74-foot long vehicle operated by OverDrive, Inc., which powers download websites for libraries worldwide, will be at the library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Bookmobile is in Dallas as part of a national tour to raise awareness of libraries’ electronic resources. Inside the one-of-a-kind vehicle, readers of all ages can learn how to download digital material from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos.
The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors; premium sound systems and a variety of portable devices, all of which help visitors explore the library’s download services. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use mobile devices and sample digital books, music, and video. The library’s digital collection will be available with a library card and internet access at http://dallaslibrary.org.
Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices; many audio titles can also be burned to CD. Titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection at the end of the lending period, thus eliminating late fees.
Source: Dallas Public Library
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