National Geographic even includes interactive elements and videos!
Hagerstown, MD (PRWEB) April 15, 2013
Western Maryland Regional Library (Hagerstown, MD] in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of Zinio for Libraries. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications.
Through http://www.westmdlib.info/, patrons of Western Maryland Regional Library will have unlimited simultaneous access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be 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.
“We are extremely excited to be able to let people across Western Maryland read magazines on their tablets and mobile devices just as they would a print edition,” says Joseph Thompson, Associate Director, Western Maryland Regional Library. “You can skim the cover, turn pages, and casually find articles of interest just as you would a real magazine. National Geographic even includes interactive elements and videos! Zinio allows us to take a familiar format and put it online so people can get it whenever they want.”
Please see your Western Maryland Regional Library librarian for more information on how to access this service once available, or go to http://www.westmdlib.info/. Zinio is planned to be launched in Western Maryland Regional Libraries on May 1.
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, the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks, and a distributor of other audio products. Over 10,000 titles for adults, children and young adults are narrated by professional award-winning actors. 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 electronic products to both libraries and their patrons. eAudiobooks from all the major publishers are available from OneClickdigital and a large collection of titles are simultaneous-access. An eBook program is planned to be launched in 2013. For more information, visit http://www.recordedbooks.com.