Dalton, GA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013
Northwest Georgia Regional Library (Dalton, GA) has partnered with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD) to deliver two new electronic resources: Zinio for Libraries and OneClickdigital. Zinio for Libraries, awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, is billed as the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications. OneClickdigital is an online service that allows patrons to download audiobooks, including bestsellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics and selections for children and young adults.
“The libraries of Northwest Georgia Regional Library are thrilled to offer thousands of popular and classic audiobooks online to our patrons, children and adults, in an easy-to-use format called OneClickdigital,” said Linda Floyd, Library Director. “Over the past years, we have seen the use of audiobooks skyrocket as our citizens enjoy reading a book in many formats and in many locations—while driving, running with their phone, traveling together as a family in the van, using their tablet on a plane, etc. Reading and literacy are what is important, so we want to provide the book in as convenient a format as possible for as many patrons as possible.”
OneClickdigital provides patrons at Northwest Georgia Regional Library free access to eAudio at home, in the library, or anywhere with Internet access. 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.
Patrons of Northwest Georgia Regional Library may now also visit the library’s website for unlimited simultaneous access to complete digital magazines. Zinio features complete, full-color, page-for-page magazines with intuitive navigation, key-word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Periodicals can be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library.
“Zinio is another new service we are extremely excited to unveil to the public,” said Linda Floyd. “Through Zinio, our library patrons access popular online periodicals for use on their phones, tablets, laptops or computers at home or on the road. Once a patron registers with their library card, they can view or download editions of the periodicals our library subscribes to and read them at their leisure. We selected 50 titles to appeal to a broad audience such as Newsweek, Bloomberg Business, Eating Well, Good Housekeeping, Canoe & Kayak, Motor Trend, Working Mother, Seventeen, OWL, and 6 Spanish-language periodicals.”
For more information, library patrons can go to http://www.ngrl.org/main/, or address questions directly to library staff members at Northwest Georgia Regional Library.
About Recorded Books
Recorded Books, LLC is a leading provider of library services around the world, the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks, and a distributor of other audio products. Recorded Books delivers its products as both physical media (CDs and Playaway digital players) and via OneClickdigital, a downloading service featuring professionally narrated English- and Spanish-language audiobooks for adults, children and young adults, and soon to feature eBooks. Through RBdigital, Recorded Books also offers a host of educational and entertainment services, including digital magazines, language-learning programs, software training, and database services. Recorded Books is a division of Haights Cross Communications. For more information, visit http://www.recordedbooks.com.
About Zinio: 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.