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Great news!

OverDrive, our primary provider of eBooks and digital downloads such as audiobooks, has announced new social media features. From Michael Lovett OverDrive:

"New versions of the OverDrive Media Console app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7 devices incorporate social media sharing features.

With the release of OverDrive Media Console v2.5 for Android™, iOS and Windows® Phone, we’re implementing features that enable users to share their enthusiasm for library eBooks and audiobooks via social media networks. On each of the platforms, users have the option to share from within the eBook or audiobook title they’re enjoying.

Selecting a title’s “Share” button gives users a variety of options, depending on the operating system.

On Android, users have the option to share…

  • on Facebook
  • on any social media app/service installed on the device (Twitter, TweetDeck, Google+, etc.)
  • via email

On iOS, users have the option to share…

  • on Facebook
  • on Twitter
  • via email

On Windows Phone, users have the option to share…

  • on Facebook

These latest OMC apps include several performance updates. OMC for Android now requires Android v2.1 (or newer). The system requirements for iOS (v4.2 or newer) and Windows Phone 7 remain the same.

If you already have OverDrive Media Console installed on your Android, iOS or Windows Phone 7 device, you’ll receive notification that an update is available. Otherwise, download OMC v2.5 here:

Mango Languages* has also enabled it's language learning program to share milestones on your Facebook and Twitter accounts at the end of each lesson or chapter via Mango badges. According to Mango Languages, "each chapter unlocks a new badge that will flaunt your language learning prowess to friends and family when posted via social media".

*We are currently experiencing problems with remote authentication for some databases, including Bookflix, Mango Languages, ProQuest Newspapers, Gale Virtual Reference library and Safari ebooks.  These all work from inside the libraries, and can remotely authenticate with the Internet Explorer browser, but not with Firefox, Safari or Chrome browsers.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and hope to have the issue resolved soon.

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Posted by: Amanda

Amanda is the Electronic Services Librarian for Marin County Free Library.

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