Digital Evolution


This page contains general information about eBooks and a few resources on OverDrive and Audiobooks. 
For step-by-step instructions, see the Cheat Sheets page. 
OverDrive and other App developers are working frantically on ePub Apps.  Any information on this page may be outdated by the time I post it.  
For the most up-to-date information on OverDrive products and compatible devices, browse to
ĉ AdobeDigitalEditionsandPublicAccessPCs.doc
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Adobe Digital Editions explained. Reveals why you can't use library PC's as eBook download stations.  30k v. 2 Aug 1, 2011, 10:33 AM
ĉ AdobeDigitalEditionsTipsandTricks.doc
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Adobe Digital Editions Tips and Tricks  33k v. 1 Aug 1, 2011, 10:31 AM
Ċ BrowseCheckOutDownload[OD].pdf
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OverDrive's own guide to using the digital media catalog  1778k v. 4 Nov 23, 2010, 10:25 AM
ĉ calibreoverview.doc
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An overview of calibre, one of the best free eBook management programs on the Web.  25k v. 1 Sep 19, 2011, 12:09 PM
ĉ EpubfiletypesandDRMexplained.doc
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Jason Griffey's simple explanation of eBook file types and DRM. It explains why you can't put an OverDrive eBook onto a Kindle. (Which should change in September or October of 2011)   29k v. 6 Sep 13, 2011, 5:48 AM
Ċ eReaderchart_MCPL3-11.pdf
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An eReader device comparison chart from Manatee County Library. Covers Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo, iPad, Galaxy Tab, Literati, Pandigital Novel, enTourage eDGe, and Cybook readers.  97k v. 1 Mar 9, 2011, 10:26 AM
Ċ eReadereBookFAQ_Manatee_3-11.pdf
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A superb and brief guide to eBooks and eReaders from Manatee County Library staff. Includes sources of free eBooks and free eReader software.  552k v. 1 Mar 9, 2011, 10:23 AM
ĉ eReaderscomparedHCPLC.doc
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A comparison of popular eReaders done by Hillsborough County Library staff. The iPad section is now outdated. See iPad on Cheatsheets page. (12-16-10)  36k v. 4 Dec 16, 2010, 6:58 AM
ĉ eReaders_HCPLC.doc
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A brief look at the most popular eReaders by Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative staff. The iPad section is now outdated. See the Cheatsheets page for iPad updaates. (12-16-10)  35k v. 4 Dec 16, 2010, 7:42 AM
ĉ Everythingyouneedtoknow10-4-11.doc
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A two page summary of OverDrive audiobooks and eBooks and how you can enjoy them on whatever device you own.  30k v. 1 Oct 4, 2011, 7:48 AM
ĉ FAQfromOverDriveTrainingSessions.doc
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An FAQ list from training sessions conducted by OverDrive staff  51k v. 3 Nov 23, 2010, 10:34 AM
ĉ FreeReadsontheWeb.doc
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A few sources of free eBooks on the Web. Needs updating.  24k v. 3 Nov 23, 2010, 10:42 AM
ĉ KindlesforLibraries.doc
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Lending Kindles to patrons? In some environments, this can work very well. Here is a summary.  25k v. 1 Sep 27, 2011, 11:32 AM
Ċ LibraryCompatibleeBookDevices_Jan2011.pdf
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A list of the devices you can use with OverDrive eBooks as of January, 2011. I expect this to be updated and enlarged in February.  1456k v. 1 Jan 20, 2011, 6:04 AM
Ċ Libraryebooksandpublishersales.pdf
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Data supporting the idea that publishers will see MORE sales by having eBooks in libraries, not fewer. An OverDrive white paper.  581k v. 3 Mar 14, 2011, 10:02 AM
ĉ Netbookase-reader.doc
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How to use a Netbook as an eReader. Hey, who needs a Nook, Kobo, or Sony Reader?  25k v. 3 Nov 23, 2010, 10:41 AM
ĉ OverDriveandDigitalDownloadspostclassresources.doc
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Resources you may find useful after attending one of my classes.   24k v. 4 Nov 23, 2010, 11:05 AM
ĉ OverDrive and eReaders.doc
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An extremely brief guide to using OverDrive efficiently and avoiding eReader confusion. Suitable for library staff and patrons.  29k v. 3 Apr 2, 2012, 6:12 AM
ĉ SourcesofFreeeBooks.doc
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Several Web sites where you can get free eBooks of various types.  28k v. 1 May 24, 2011, 12:46 PM