NetLibrary offers more than 140,000 PDF titles that are compatible with increasingly popular eBook readers, including all four Sony Digital Readers (PRS-300,505,600 and 700BC), as well as the COOL-ER. Soon NetLibrary expects to announce compatibility with even more eBook readers. Additionally, these titles can be downloaded to laptops and PCs for offline reading. An Adobe Content Server (ACS) license is required for downloading, and a one-year license is $350. Libraries can receive a complimentary ACS license with a purchase.

Lists or recommended (text-intensive PDF) content are available on TitleSelect, in the Special Offers section, under \Fiction Titles for Mobile and Offline Reading\ and \Non-Fiction Titles for Mobile and Offline Reading\ at http://extranet.netlibrary.com/titleselect/collection.asp?list_id=21.

More information is available at: http://www.oclc.org/us/en/ebooks/go_portable

iPod Compatible Titles Coming to NetLibrary
NetLibrary and Recorded Books will offer a comprehensive and growing collection of more than 1,000 bestsellers, classics and Modern Scholar titles that are compatible with a wide range of MP3 players, including Apple’s iPods and iPhones, Microsoft Zunes, Sony® Walkmans and more.

Introducing Sony Reader Mobile Collections
OCLC NetLibrary is introducing five new Sony Reader Mobile Collections specifically to be read on the Sony eBook Reader. Libraries that purchase these “Mobile Collections” will receive a Sony Reader PRS-505 along with a preselected set of titles tested for compatibility on the reader, prepaid access fees, and the required Adobe license to download eContent. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about this offer. If you have additional questions, please contact salesoperations@oclc.org. This offer is available through June 30th, 2009.

New Subject Sets Available for 2009
Each new Subject Set contains quality frontlist content with no title duplication from set to set, or from previously introduced Subject Sets. There are ten new eBook and five new eAudiobook Sets, including the following fields:

  • 2009 Taxes & Personal Finance Resources
  • General Education & Business
  • Hot Topics & Special Interest
  • Personal Growth & How To
  • eAudiobooks

Additional discounts are available on the Subject Sets. Contact OHIONET for more details.

OCLC has expanded the FirstSearch® Base Package to include the OAIster database on FirstSearch and the CAMIO® and ArchiveGrid® databases at no additional charge to subscribing libraries and library groups. In addition, in May Base Package subscribers will receive access to an entry-scale, hosted version of CONTENTdm® with secure systems support at no additional charge, to support their efforts to increase access to library-provided digital content.

The goal of these Base Package additions is to provide libraries with access to more digital resources, and to do so in a way that highlights their unique online presence. Connecting these resources through WorldCat® also allows users to more easily find high-quality materials through local libraries.

OCLC is contacting all Base Package subscribers with a letter with more information.  Please contact Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) if you have any questions.