OCLC NetLibrary Offers Mobile Collections for The Reader Digital Book

Jan 27, 2009

OCLC’s NetLibrary will now offer libraries five Sony Reader Mobile Collections groups of eBooks, which can be read on Sony’s Reader Digital Book. The program includes a Reader model PRS-505, a collection of titles from publishers, and all required licenses. Using the library’s PC, librarians can download a mobile collection title or titles from the NetLibrary site to the Reader as necessary. Libraries that purchase Mobile Collections will be able to offer their patrons the ability to check out Readers for onsite or offsite use, depending on the policy established by each library. The Reader Digital Book has a high-resolution electronic paper display and uses minimal power. A single battery charge provides up to 7,500 pages of continuous reading. The Reader supports multiple file formats for personal documents and music. Users can transfer Adobe PDF documents with reflow capability, Microsoft Word documents, BBeB files and other text file formats to the Reader. The device can store and display EPUB files and work with Adobe Digital Editions software.

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