The company that owns RBDigital recently merged with another library media company and, as a result, will no longer offer the unlimited subscription models for lending digital audio and magazines that have been available to Wyoming libraries through the RBDigital platform. In addition, the new company intends to discontinue the RBDigital apps and website in the near future.
To continue offering statewide, equitable access to digital audio, the Wyoming State Library will migrate all previously purchased audio licenses to the Cloudlibrary platform as of October 1, 2020. Unfortunately, there is no platform to host the digital magazines after October 1 on a statewide basis, so the digital magazine service will cease at that time.
Digital audio is currently available in the Cloudlibrary collection and will continue to grow as purchased content is migrated. New audio content will only be purchased on the Cloudlibrary.
Patron information, including current checkouts, holds, and history cannot be migrated from RBDigital to Cloudlibrary. Patrons can download their history by logging in on the RBDigital website and then selecting My Account > Profile > Export My Transaction History. Patrons can contact their local libraries for assistance with this or any other issues associated with the transition.
See our RBDigital service update page for more details on how content will be migrated and how patrons will be impacted by this significant change.
I used to use RB Digital to read magazines. Really disappointed RB is discontinued as reading magazines is no longer a pleasure. Libby and Overdrive apps are horribly clunky and not a good substitute.
Thank you for stopping by the blog and sharing your comments. RBDigital was purchased by OverDrive last year and discontinued by them. We did recently purchase magazines for OverDrive, so those are now available.