Chappaqua, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2014
The Chappaqua Library (Chappaqua, NY), in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce three electronic resources: OneClickdigital, Zinio, and Transparent Language Online.
“Recorded Books has been producing high quality unabridged audiobooks for years, and it’s now easy to download this content through OneClickdigital. Within minutes you can be listening to a great book—anywhere you happen to be,” said Assistant Director Martha Alcott.
OneClickdigital is an online service that allows patrons to check out eAudiobooks. Through our library’s website, patrons have free access to eAudio at home, in the library, or on the go. Many titles are multi-access, so multiple users can check out a given title at the same time, eliminating holds. OneClickdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire. OneClickdigital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. Live toll-free technical support is available at 1-877-77AUDIO.
“It’s great to have access to current magazines 24/7—when you can’t sleep in the middle of the night, or need information for homework assignments at odd hours, they’re available,” said Library Director Pamela Thornton.
Zinio offers patrons unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. "Us Weekly," "Newsweek," "O, the Oprah Magazine," "National Geographic Interactive" and "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance" are just a few of the popular titles that are available.
Teen Librarian Donna Pesce used Transparent Language Online to prepare for a trip to Italy. “It was easy, fun, and engaging,” she said, “and highly effective. In a fairly short time, I was able to learn enough to communicate with native Italians.”
Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning solution available anywhere, providing the widest variety of high-quality learning material and seamless integration of real-life language use. With Transparent Language Online, patrons will have unlimited access to more than 80 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Patrons have the ability to write or speak their answers, practice pronunciation by slowing down the on-screen examples, and converse with native speakers though interactive videos. Transparent Language Online delivers all language-learning materials online with no additional media, such as CDs, flash drives, or DVDs. Patrons can learn on their own time, at their own pace in the library, in the comfort of their own home, or on the go with the Transparent Language mobile app for the iPhone® and Android™.
For more information, library patrons can go to http://www.chappaqualibrary.org, or address questions directly to library staff members at the Chappaqua Public Library.
About Recorded Books
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 13,500 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks to libraries through its proprietary OneClickdigital platform, as well as electronic resources, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The Company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD. For more information, visit http://www.recordedbooks.com.
Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand and bookstore. With its many digital products and services, Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it. Now, readers can purchase content once to be read on any screen. Zinio provides the ability to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in 23 local newsstands in any country in the world. Through the ZINIO UNITY™ reading platform, readers can move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more. Offering hundreds of thousands of the best digital titles, Zinio’s e-stores and applications are revolutionizing reading. Founded in 2001 and privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei. For more information, visit http://www.zinio.com.
About Transparent Language
Transparent Language is a leading provider of best-practice language learning software for consumers, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. Since 1991, Transparent Language has helped millions of individuals learn new languages quickly, easily, and effectively. Working with distinguished language acquisition experts and thousands of native speakers around the world, Transparent Language is committed to producing language learning solutions of the highest quality at reasonable prices.