Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Newsletter number 10

August 09

A fabulous new service to be offered by North Shore Libraries...!
We will soon be offering a new service to our customers. They will be able to download audio books on to a variety of devices, PC, Ipod, MP3 etc., both at home and in the library. Yes, there will be training so that you will be able to offer the assistance customers may need. So… in the next couple of months, if you hear the word Overdrive you’ll know what it’s referring to. Overdrive provides the infrastructure and applications to support the down loading of audio books. Here is a preview of how it works:

Visit the link below and click on “downloadable media help” and “quick start guide” to scroll through and find out what it’s all about.

For further information you can also explore the Overdrive website:

You will hear more about this fabulous new service and any training needed in due course.
What about our ideas…?
You may have been wondering what has become of the good ideas you put forward at the Reading Experience training sessions. Well, you will be pleased to know that the Library Management group is soon to have a workshop to further progress The Reading Experience, and implementing those ideas will be discussed as part of the workshop.
Quote of the month…Considering how many cards have been signed by our patrons recently, this one seemed especially appropriate…
“The richest person in the world – in fact, all the riches in world – couldn’t provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library. You can measure the awareness, the breadth and the wisdom of a civilisation, a nation, a people, by the priority given to preserving these repositories of all that we are, all that we were, or will be.”
Malcolm Forbes, former publisher and editor of Fortune magazine.