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Camden County Library Introduces New eMusic and eBook Collections

Camden County Library System

                                                                          203 Laurel Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
NEWS RELEASE January 10, 2013

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Assistant Public Relations Officer, 856-772-1636 ext. 7323

mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Free access for Camden County Library System cardholders

[Freegal™ is a new downloadable music service that the Camden County Library System is offering free to its card-holding customers starting Jan. 16, 2013. The library is also providing a new downloadable e-book service, Freading™ , at the same time.]

VOORHEES, NJ – Jan. 10, 2013 – The Camden County Library System is offering two new downloadable services free to its card-holding customers starting Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.

For the first time, library cardholders will be able to download up to three free music tracks a week to their personal computer, iPod or any Mp3 listening device. Once downloaded, the music tracks will not expire or need to be returned.

The Freegal™ Music Service will offer access to over 3 million songs, from over 10,000 music labels in 65 different countries, including the Sony Music catalog of legendary artists. Freegal™ music apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®.

New eBook Service

Freading™ eBook Service is also being made available to county library customers. With an initial collection of over 20,000 titles, Freading™ will complement the library’s existing eBook services, but with some added advantages.

All customers will have simultaneous access to all titles in the collection with no holds or waiting lists. Under this service, card holders can download or take out a title for an initial loan period of two weeks, with the option to renew for one more two-week period.

The number of titles that can be downloaded in a week from Freading™ is determined by a token system. Freading™ assigns a token value to each title based on how recently it was released, the popularity of the author and other factors. Each customer gets five tokens a week. Depending on the token value of each title selected, customers may download anywhere from one to five books a week.

Freading™has its own apps for the iPad® and iPhone®, and its own apps for Android™ tablets and phones.  It is also compatible with the Kindle Fire, the Nook devices and Kobo devices.

Supporting Customers’ Changing Technology Preferences

“These two new downloadable services will be great assets to the library’s collections providing our customers with broad content. They’re both compatible with many different devices and are simple to use.

The addition of these online products helps us to better serve our communities as we adapt to and support the technology our customers are using today,” notes Camden County Library Director Linda Devlin.

Both Freegal™ and Freading™ are trademark services of Library Ideas, a new media company based out of Fairfax, VA. Under an agreement with Library Ideas, the Camden County Library System pays the cost of downloads to provide its customers free access to both services.

Both the Freegal™ and Freading™ services will be made available to member customers on the library’s website www.camdencountylibrary.org starting Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

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Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.

 

About Library Ideas:   Library Ideas is a global leader in providing digital content to all kinds of libraries, and is located in Fairfax, Virginia.  The Company offers music, eBook and language learning solutions to libraries as part of its developing product suite.  Library Ideas was named “One of the Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry for 2011-12” by EContent Magazine.

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, BNA Records, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Verity Gospel Music Group, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. 

 

 

 

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