Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Features for Mobile Downloading

Downloading of eBooks and audiobooks from mobile devices increased exponentially from 2010 to 2011. In fact, the number of downloads in 2011, thus far, is 13X greater than that of all of 2010.
As mobile usage continues to soar, our vendor OverDrive is committed to maximizing the mobile user experience. Based on feedback the following new features that are now available for your favorite mobile device:
  • Patron-defined lending allows patrons to choose their lending period for each title. Example options include 7, 14, or 21 days.
  • Advanced search functionality gives you the opportunity to search by criteria such as title, author, keyword, publisher, format, etc. for a more custom set of results.
  • Enhanced searching allows you to search within results to narrow down a list of titles, and additionally, limit the results to only show titles with copies available. This means no more scrolling through dozens of pages to find a title available for checkout.
  • Page numbers in search results gives patrons a clear view of how many titles were generated in their search or browse.
To get these new features, update your mobile app or go to your mobile app store and download the free OverDrive app for your mobile device.

I hope you enjoy these new features!

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