Thursday, June 18, 2009

ListenAlaska: better and better

As much as we love ListenAlaska - the free audio download service we've been offering patrons for the past 2 1/2 years - things can always get better. There are a few enhancements that have been made lately to ListenAlaska that should be welcome news.
  • The latest version of the Overdrive Media Console (the software that manages your ListenAlaska files) is more iCompatible. With version 3.2, you can now transfer almost all the WMA files in the ListenAlaska collection (which currently features over 4,000 titles) to your iPod or iPhone. The world is your oyster now.
  • Our more dedicated users can now listen to up to 10 audiobooks a week! We've not only expanded the checkout limit from 5 to 10 titles, we now give you the option of either a 7-day or 14-day checkout period. No more waiting around for your titles to expire so that you can check out new selections.
  • Become an audio advocate. You can rate your favorite (and least-favorite titles) and see what the average rating is, based on the input from your fellow listeners. There are also reviews from AudioFile magazine, and recommendations for further listening.
  • Looking for a title we don't have? At the bottom of the grey navigation menu there is a Purchase Suggestion link. Let us know what you want to listen's your collection!

With more and more music and audiobook titles available, ListenAlaska is getting better every month. If you haven't used the system yet, we will be happy to walk you through the process. Call us at 225-3331 or stop by for a demonstration.

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