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Old 08-21-2014, 11:40 PM   #1021
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I dunno, I'm just grateful Queens has what amounts to unlimited checkouts!

It would be more useful if they hadn't ditched OverDrive for Axis360.
Of course they can go unlimited with Axis360. There's not much people want there.
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I dunno, I'm just grateful Queens has what amounts to unlimited checkouts!

It would be more useful if they hadn't ditched OverDrive for Axis360.
What...huh? Queens Public Library still offers ebooks via OverDrive. (See http://www.queenslibrary.org/enterta...wnloads/ebooks.)
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That is possible as well. More than likely the kids have their own card, and the parents are just using them for more checkouts. My own library lets kids have a card soon as they turn 2, some libraries have no age limit at all.
I'm sure this statement dates me: I remember my excitement when I qualified to get my own library card by learning to sign my own name.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:07 AM   #1024
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That is possible as well. More than likely the kids have their own card, and the parents are just using them for more checkouts. My own library lets kids have a card soon as they turn 2, some libraries have no age limit at all.
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I'm sure this statement dates me: I remember my excitement when I qualified to get my own library card by learning to sign my own name.
That's been my experience. A kid can get his own card when he can write his own name on the application - first and last. That usually means 4-5 years old.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:49 PM   #1025
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I'm sure this statement dates me: I remember my excitement when I qualified to get my own library card by learning to sign my own name.
That was a great feeling as a kid :-) Now I'm old but still get excited/enjoy checking out books via my library card with Overdrive :-)
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Old 08-24-2014, 06:56 PM   #1026
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What...huh? Queens Public Library still offers ebooks via OverDrive. (See http://www.queenslibrary.org/enterta...wnloads/ebooks.)
I was referring to the fact that: I am unaware of when they last purchased a book for their OverDrive catalog, but it was probably at least a year ago, was certainly before I got the card from my friend, and their catalog sucks, so... yeah, they ditched it and it is now a rotting corpse. Of course, it still has some meat left on it.

Other libraries may not have such great catalogs either, but they are actively building them, and getting new releases. Both of which are crucial.
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:47 AM   #1027
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I was referring to the fact that: I am unaware of when they last purchased a book for their OverDrive catalog, but it was probably at least a year ago, was certainly before I got the card from my friend, and their catalog sucks, so... yeah, they ditched it and it is now a rotting corpse. Of course, it still has some meat left on it.

Other libraries may not have such great catalogs either, but they are actively building them, and getting new releases. Both of which are crucial.
Yikes! to that change as well as to not receiving any such communication from QPL (despite having my email address, home address, mobile/text number on file there and my having opted in to receive library news).
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Yikes! to that change as well as to not receiving any such communication from QPL (despite having my email address, home address, mobile/text number on file there and my having opted in to receive library news).
Hmm, and I received the notification despite not having any data with them except for my email address as the notification email for hold requests.

Perhaps they sent me your notifications!
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I just notice something new at Brooklyn now if you don't use Auto check off when you go to your account there is a big number by the holds button with how many books are available to borrow. I love that!
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I just notice something new at Brooklyn now if you don't use Auto check off when you go to your account there is a big number by the holds button with how many books are available to borrow. I love that!
You also get the number on the Bookshelf if you have items there not yet downloaded.
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You also get the number on the Bookshelf if you have items there not yet downloaded.
Very cool I think Overdrive is making some awesome changes finally.
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I like OverDrive but am disappointed that downloaded books no longer accommodate highlighting, note-taking, or searching within the book. AFAIK, only the OverDrive Read (in your browser) version offers those features now.

I also wish OverDrive could be linked to one's onboard dictionary, so that even when offline one could click on a word to look up its meaning.
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I like OverDrive but am disappointed that downloaded books no longer accommodate highlighting, note-taking, or searching within the book. AFAIK, only the OverDrive Read (in your browser) version offers those features now.

I also wish OverDrive could be linked to one's onboard dictionary, so that even when offline one could click on a word to look up its meaning.
Every book I d/l on Kindle let's me do all that. Amazon even saves those notes after the borrowed book is returned - and if you reborrow same book or buy it, it remembers.
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