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September 2012

Update for OverDrive eBook users: changes to Adobe Digital Editions

September 28, 2012 | Sandra | Comments (0)

Version 2.0 of Adobe Digital Editions, the software used to transfer OverDrive eBooks to your eBook reader, was released last week. The new version has some accessibility improvements to help users with low vision or visual impairments. Some features have also been streamlined: you can now access the menu options for a book (including the options to add the book to your device and to return a borrowed item) by right-clicking on the eBook cover.

There is also, unfortunately, a small bug with the new version of the software: each of your checked-out items has a banner showing you how many days you have left to read it, but this banner is currently displaying the wrong information. Don't worry: you actually still have the full checkout period to read your eBook - only the banner is incorrect.

Adobe-digital-editions-date-banner-issueNote that the new features (and this one bug) are only found in the new version of Adobe Digital Editions released last week. If you still have the older version, you won't see these changes.

Help us plan the future of library services

September 20, 2012 | Sandra | Comments (2)

This-book-is-from-the-futureHere at Web Team Headquarters, we spend a lot of time thinking about the future. We live online; we love gadgets; we dream in HTML5. We also agree with William Gibson's observation that "the future is already  here - it's just not very evenly distributed." As access to knowledge and culture becomes increasingly mediated by technology, we hope the library can help distribute the future a little more evenly and ensure that everyone in Toronto is able to fully participate in it.

Toronto Public Library is taking a big-picture look at the future right now as part of the strategic planning process, and we want your input. This is your opportunity to tell us what services are most important to you and what we could do to improve them. We'd especially love to hear your ideas about the library website, eBooks, and Internet access in library branches, but we welcome input on any aspect of library service.

Tell us what you want from your library:

We look forward to hearing from you.

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