Mary Walker, Electronic Resources Librarian 1 Wichita State University Libraries Audio books, Music, and More! The State Library of Kansas Audio books, music, and more! digital catalog offers thousands of online books, videos, and music for free and now you can use your myWSUid and password to access this wealth of enjoyment and learning.
An added bonus is that since July 2008 they have added digital videos and MP3 files which play on virtually any MP3 player including the iPod® and the Zune®! To see if your audio player is compatible check the cCompatible Devices d link on the main page or go to http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/compatibledevices.aspx A link to a guided tour is provided on Audio books, music, and more! home page.
There are a couple ways to get to the home page: 1. Through the WSU Libraries home page: http://library.wichita.edu a. Electronic Resources / E-Books b.
Kansas Audio books, music, and more! 2. Directly: http://www.kansas.lib.overdrive.com Getting to Audio books, music, and more!
Get There Mary Walker, Electronic Resources Librarian 2 Signing in first is recommended. It is necessary to login before you can check out or place a hold. Signing in before you find a title will eliminate the need to search for the ... more. less.
item a second time.<br><br> Signing in is simple: click on the or the link. On the cSign In d screen, choose Wichita State University Libraries from the drop-down menu. You will then get this screen: Click on this link Signing In Sign In Mary Walker, Electronic Resources Librarian 3 The WSU Off-Campus Access screen will display.<br><br> (This should look familiar to those of you who access the Libraries f databases from off - campus.) Enter your myWSUid and password. If you are recognized as a current WSU student, faculty, or staff member then you will get the following: If not, be sure you have typed your information in correctly. You must be a currently enrolled student, a current faculty member, or a current employee.<br><br> If you still have difficulties, contact the library. Once you have signed in, click on to view the titles waiting to be checked out (My Cart), titles currently checked out to you (My Bookshelf), and titles that you are currently waiting to become available (My Holds). A few basic things you need to know about the Audio books, Music and More!<br><br> digital catalog. Music, audio books, & eBooks have a loan period of 14 days Videos have a loan period of 7 days Items in cMy Cart d are only there for 30 minutes Only 10 items can be checked out at a time (this includes items you are done listening to or viewing). Items automatically drop from your Bookshelf after the loan period but you cannot remove them before You have 3 days to check out a hold that has become available (an email will be sent to you when the item becomes available).<br><br> You must have the appropriate software downloaded to listen to or view the items in the digital catalog. This includes the MP3 software that your portable device uses. You will need the Overdrive Media Console to manage your items once they are checked out.<br><br> A cWish List d feature and a recommended titles section are now available! Digital Catalog Basics The Basics Mary Walker, Electronic Resources Librarian 4 The Quick Search, Advanced Search or Browse feature are used to navigate the Audio books, music, and more! digital catalog.<br><br> The process of using the digital catalog is much like using the WSU Library. You must have a Shocker Card, you search the library for the items you want then check the items out. Searching is similar, using the quick search in the digital catalog to using the cbasic search d on the library catalog, the advanced search is comparable to the cguided search d and browsing is much the same as browsing the shelves.<br><br> Use Quick Search to do a simple search for a title or creator. Remember to eliminate ea, f ean, f and ethe f from the beginning of the title when searching. When searching for creator, use either the last name (Grafton) or a first name/last name combination (Sue Grafton).<br><br> The Advanced search is used for combining search terms such as creator, title, format, ISBN, language, subject, etc. Browse using the options on the side menu or by scrolling through the featured items in the main section. The side menu offers more subject options for each format, including cAlways available d and cLost in the virtual stacks. d More titles can be seen in the main section by clicking on the cComplete list& d link to the right of the heading.<br><br> Once you have located an item of interest, click on the picture or the title to reveal the title details page. This page includes: Bibliographic information 3 title, edition, author(s), publisher, subject(s), language(s) Format information 3 type of item, availability, lending period, file size, number of parts, length, software version needed to play, ISBN, and the release date Description 3 a description of the item If you like this, then you 9ll love these& - a recommended titles list based on the current selection Excerpts 3 a brief excerpt from the book (not always available) Reviews 3 a review of the item (not always available) About the author 3 a short biography of the author (not always available) Digital rights information 3 information on legal use of the item, including whether the item can be burned to CD or downloaded to a portable device The Library Experience Using Mary Walker, Electronic Resources Librarian 5 Simply click on the cAdd to Cart d link then either cContinue Browsing d or cProceed to Checkout. d Click on the cConfirm checkout d button to finalize the check out process. The check-out period is 14 days and 10 items can be checked out at a time.<br><br> What happens after 14 days? The item simply drops out of your selections; there are no overdue fees! Keep in mind that items can not be removed from your bookshelf before the end of the check-out period, even if you are done with them or change your mind!<br><br> If the item is currently checked- out to someone else, click on cPlace a hold d link. When placing a hold, you will be prompted for your email address. Once the hold has been placed, you will be added to the list of people who have requested this item.<br><br> Names are added on a first- come/first-served order. Your status will be displayed in your account. You will receive an email when the item becomes available for you to check out.<br><br> Be quick! You only have 3 days from the time the email is sent to check it out before it moves on to the next person. The email will include a link to the item in your account and instructions on how to check the item out.<br><br> The first thing to do is download all the software that you will need. This is a one-time process and is free. If reading an e-book, Adobe Acrobat reader is needed; all other formats will require the following: the Overdrive Media Console Windows Media Player Windows Media Player Security Upgrade The link to the Overdrive Media Console and Windows Media Player can be found by following any of the links found in the side bar.<br><br> The Windows Media Security Upgrade link is found within the Overdrive Media Console. You will also have the opportunity to download the software from the item record located in your bookshelf. Remember to have your MP3 player software downloaded on your computer as well.<br><br> Information on system requirements, downloading instructions, and Windows Media player installation is located on the cHelp d pages. You will also find instructions for downloading to MP3 players and burning to CD here. Downloading the Required Software Software Mary Walker, Electronic Resources Librarian 6 The items you checkout are managed through the Overdrive Media Console.<br><br> Windows Media Player and the Security Upgrade work in conjunction with the Overdrive Media Console to regulate the use of the downloaded files. Overdrive Media Console includes a built-in Transfer Wizard that allows you to transfer titles to your supported portable player in just a few clicks. For a list of compatible devices go to http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/compatibledevices.aspx .<br><br> For audio books that may be burned to CD, Overdrive Media Console works with Windows Media Player to allow you to burn to CD without installing any extra software. You will, of course, need to have a CD burner installed on your computer. One setting you may wish to change is the cMedia Player Auto Play Options d under the Tools > Options menu.<br><br> Y ou may want to change this setting to cDisable auto - play. d The default setting is cAutomatically play from beginning. d The other option is to cAutomatically resume from furthest played point. d The main buttons on the console are Play, Transfer, Burn, Download Part(s), Delete, and Properties. Play will, of course, play your selection. Transfer is the button used to send a file to your supported portable player.<br><br> Use the Burn button to use Windows Media Player to burn the item to CD. Download Part(s) allows you to download pieces of a selection. Delete removes the file from your console and your computers.<br><br> The Properties button allows you to see the general information about the selection and what the license allows. Double clicking on a selection is the same as clicking on the Play button when the item is highlighted, which opens the Overdrive Media Explorer window. The window displays the bibliographic information for the selection at the top, a listing of the part(s) and the media markers in the middle, and the controls at the bottom.<br><br> Overdrive Media Console Console Overdrive Media Explorer Explorer Mary Walker, Electronic Resources Librarian 7 The figure below shows the controls found at the bottom of the window: 1. progress bar - lets you know how far along the player is in the part. 2.<br><br> play / pause button 3. stop button 4. previous part - jumps to the previous part, if available 5.<br><br> previous media marker 3 jumps to the media marker directly before the current marker 6. next media marker 3 jumps to the next sequential marker 7. next part - jumps to the next sequential part, if available 8.<br><br> mute button - continues the play of the selection but mutes the sound 9. volume control 10. play speed 3 adjust the rate at which the file is played 11.<br><br> video size 3 works only for videos, choose from small, medium, and large 12. skip back 15 seconds 13. resume from furthest played point - jumps to the point furthest along in the selection that you have listened to 14.<br><br> bookmark - allows you bookmark a media marker for quick retrieval later. 15. launch Windows Media Player 16.<br><br> help 17. close explorer window Select the item you wish to transfer. Be sure your device is plugged into the computer and click on the cTransfer d button in the Overdrive Media Console and choose the parts you wish to download.<br><br> I suggest downloading only one or two parts at a time until you know how well the Overdrive Media Console and your device are going to work together. Once the files have downloaded to your portable device, you fre done. Follow the instructions on your MP3 player or iPod regarding disconnection from the computer.<br><br> Enjoy! Transferring Files to an MP3 Device or iPod MP3