Zinio for Libraries from RBdigital Is Awarded Best New Database of the Year

Library Journal names Zinio for Libraries from Recorded Books the Best New Database

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Prince Frederick, MD (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

On October 29th, Library Journal named the Best Databases for 2012 and Zinio for Libraries was named Best New Database. Library Journal called it a “game-changer.” The world’s largest newsstand, Zinio for Libraries from RBdigital, was launched in June 2011, offering thousands of magazine titles in 23 countries. Feedback on the service has been tremendous.
Michael Nitz, Materials Management Supervisor with Appleton Public Library, WI, cites “tremendous patron support … [w]e’ve had local residents obtain library cards just to gain access to Zinio.” Joan T. LundBorg, Director of Hart Area Public Library, MI, says “I have never received such positive feedback from patrons when introducing a new service!”

Zinio offers patrons multi-user access to thousands of complete digital magazines, which can be easily viewed on any Internet-enabled device 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. Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, O, The Oprah Magazine and Readers Digest are just a few of the popular titles available. Patrons are enthusiastically drawn to library web sites to experience the latest in innovative technology from Zinio for Libraries.

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.

About Recorded Books:
Recorded Books is a leading provider of library services around the world and the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks. Over 25,000 titles for adults, children and young adults are narrated by award-winning actors professional. RBdigital from Recorded Books offers digital database services for downloadable audiobooks as well as continuing education courses, software training, online foreign language courses, digital magazines, independent films, and much more. The OneClickdigital platform delivers eAudiobooks from all the major publishers to libraries and their patrons. Currently 100% of The New York Times best-sellers available in eAudio can only be found on OneClickdigital. An eBook program is planned to be launched in the 1st quarter of 2013. For more information, visit http://www.recordedbooks.com.

About Haights Cross Communications:
Haights Cross Communications encompasses several top imprints that meet the diverse needs of every classroom and school and public library. Triumph Learning is the leading publisher of standards-aligned, K-12 instructional materials and proven curriculum solutions—serving 21st –century learners with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts. Recorded Books delivers the highest quality recordings of unabridged literature, college lectures, language learning courses, digital magazines, and much more.

Editorial Contact:
Lily Barrish
212-652-0264
lbarrish(at)triumphlearning(dot)com


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