Posted by: HouPL | 07/09/2012

New Online Resources @ Your Houston County Public Library System

Did you know that your Houston County Public Library System PINES card gives you exclusive access to some great online resources? Yes, it’s true. Great resources, like LearningExpress Library, Mango Language Learning Center and Georgia Download Destination (GADD). And guess what? We’ve recently added to our collection of online resources, offering even more great tools that patrons can access 24/7.

Houston County Public Library System is excited to announce the launch of 3 (yes, three) new online resources:  OneClick Digital (OCD), Signing Savvy, and Zinio. OneClick Digital and Signing Savvy are available right now.

One Click Digital (OCD) offers downloadable digital audiobooks that can be accessed and transferred to your PC, mp3 or iPod. OCD offers authors and titles not offered through Overdrive and can be checked out for a period of 1 day up to 10 days. OCD also offers direct assistance through their OneClickdigital Support Team to patrons experiencing tech problems with their service.

Signing Savvy is an online database offering tutorials and instruction on sign language. This online database offers high resolution streaming video of American Sign Language (ASL) signs and common other signs used in conversational signing within the United States and Canada. Currently, there are over 7000 owrds and phrases in the ever expanding sign language dictionary.

To access these databases, go to our website (www.houpl.org) and click on Online Resources. There, you can choose from our new databases or any of our other great online resources. Patrons will need a valid Houston County Public Library System library card to access the information. The first time you use these two new databases, you will need to set up a new account–this is free and very simple to set up.

But wait, there’s more! Coming in the next few weeks, we will begin to offer free digital magazines through Zinio with such titles as Taste of Home, Sports Illustrated, Consumer Reports, The Economist, and many more!


Be on the look out! Each of these new resources will be featured individually on the blog with more wonderful details showcased. Don’t want to miss those post? Then, follow the Library Blog by clicking the FOLLOW button on the right side of the front page.

Now, go have fun exploring OneClick Digital and Signing Savvy. For more information, contact your local library branch. Enjoy!

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