- Adobe Content Server Manager. Not an actual content file, instead it communicates with a content server and manages the download of your book. Make sure you have the correct software installed and that the file type of your download is supported by the hardware you are using.
- Adobe Digital Editions
- Desktop software for reading and transferring files managed by Adobe DRM.
- Short for "application." Usually a program that runs on a portable device or smartphone.
- A computer, ereader, tablet, phone, or portable video or audio player in which you can access files for reading, listening or viewing.
- Digital Rights Management. DRM is any technology that inhibits uses of digital content that are not desired or intended by the content provider, i.e., lending periods, copy protection, print protection.
- can be the digital version of a paper book or more interactive content that includes links and multimedia.
- Electrophoretic ink. A proprietary type of electronic paper used in mobile devices such as ereaders. Easy to read in high light, in low light you will need a booklight. Very low power consumption.
- No set page breaks, reflowable text. You can change the font size and your pages are reset to fit that size. Great for large print readers.
- Liquid Crystal Display. This is the type of display that is backlit. It is great for reading in low light situations but some people find it causes them eye strain.
- Popular compressed audio file format that can be played on most portable
devices. OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks can be downloaded and played using
all versions of OverDrive Media Console.
- The file type associated with audio and video files. Use OverDrive Media Console to open and use.
- OverDrive Media Console
- The software required for downloading and using e-audiobooks, music, and video on Mac and Windows PCs, and ebooks and e-audiobooks on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows Phone 7.
- Portable Document Format. Fixed text and graphics. For larger print, you may zoom in on the text. PDF is ideal for eBooks with many images such as picture books and graphic novels, as well as ebooks set in non-Roman text.
- Print disabled
- A person who cannot effectively read print because of a visual, physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive, or learning disability.
- The content of a page can resize to fit the size of the screen displaying the content. This means the reader is able to alter the size of the text on the screen to suit their preferences.
- Universal Serial Bus. Designed to allow peripherals to be connected to a computer without the
need for expansion cards, USB ports are standard with most computers.
Most portable audio devices are connected to a computer using USB. The
two most common types of USB connections are standard and mini.
- A format developed by Microsoft® to distribute compressed audio over the
Internet. WMA titles can only be downloaded using OverDrive Media
Console on Windows computers.