So says a memo from Assistant City Manager Forest Tucker to the city council sent last night: On May 11, the Dallas Public Library will go into OverDrive
, the Cleveland, Ohio-based company that builds Web sites for libraries and allows users 24/7 download access to, so far, about 100,000 audiobooks, e-books, albums and videos. And, from the looks of this list of North Texas municipalities using the service
, Dallas is one of the last to jump onboard. Nothing too complicated about it: The library's Web site has just started sneak-peeking the move to digital
, for which you'll need the OverDrive software
, a valid library card and a compatible device
(anything from iPad and iPhone, a new addition
, to a Rio Carbon
, which I'm pretty sure they haven't made since August 2005).
Media Launch Day's a week from Tuesday starting at 10 a.m. at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. Says the memo, one council member in particular will kick things off: "Ron Natinsky ... will participate in the launch event by downloading the first book from the OverDrive program to his personal Sony Reader." (Lucky! I'm still using a Discman
.) Also forthcoming one week from Tuesday: Digital Book Mobile!