State Library of Ohio Consortium Launches Digital Library

May 25, 2004


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Southeastern Ohio Automation Consortium (SEO), a consortium of 67 Ohio public libraries, has launched an online service for its library members and their patrons enabling browsing and check out of eBooks from homes, offices, and schools. Members of SEO, a branch of the State Library of Ohio, include Adams County Public Library, Guernsey County Public Library, and Newcomerstown Public Library.  OverDrive, Inc., a vendor of eBook and digital media solutions for libraries, supplied the technology for the new service. Bestsellers and classics, fiction and non-fiction from publishers such as HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, Zondervan, and John Wiley and Sons are available in Adobe PDF and Mobipocket formats. Patrons download free reader software and use their library cards to check out and download eBooks from the Web site to their PCs, Macs, PDA (Palm OS) devices, Pocket PCs, and certain Smartphones. eBooks automatically return to the collection at the end of the loan period.

(http://seoebook.seo.lib.oh.us), (http://www.overdrive.com)