Big News for RBDigital and CloudLibrary

Mar 22, 2019

Some exciting changes are happening with both RBDigital and CloudLibrary in April.

First off, the Wyoming State Library will launch the RBDigital Unlimited subscription service that will increase the unlimited, simultaneous access titles from approximately 8,000 to 28,000. All content from the RBDigital family of imprints, including all Recorded Books titles that are one year or older, and all titles from Gildan, Christian Audio, Tantor Media, and others will be available in this unlimited collection. Thanks to the contributions of many libraries, we will continue to be able to purchase single user titles from publishers like Blackstone, Simon & Schuster Audio, Macmillan, Books on Tape, and Recorded Books within the embargo period of one year.

Find marketing materials, including bookmarks, posters, web images and more for the rollout.

Usage reporting for RBDigital Audiobooks has also been improved. View the new report – FY19 Circs with Library Detail on the library information Libguide. Usage for each library is more accurate now that a library card number in the patron’s account is required.

For Cloudlibrary, the mobile app has a major new redesign coming in April. In addition to improvements in navigation, there are new features such as push notifications for holds, the ability to tap an author or series name and search for more books by that author or in the series, and a completely new browse interface. Users will not have to install an update or log back in to the app; the update will be automatically pushed out.

This seven-minute video will demonstrate the highlights of the release. For a more in-depth tour, watch the 30-minute marketing department demonstration. An updated user manual will also be available on the CloudLibrary support site. Library staff may want to spend a few minutes watching the videos and reviewing the user manual in the next few weeks to prepare for questions from patrons, as the app navigation is significantly different from the current form.

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