The Digital Bookmobile,
developed inside a 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer, is a high-tech
update of a traditional bookmobile. The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, which provides
many of our eBoooks. Come see this cool vehicle on Thursday, May 9th from 12 - 4
pm while it makes a special stop at the library. OverDrive and library staff will be there to answer your eBook and eAudio questions.
If you don’t want to lose your personal historical documents, you can
learn how to preserve family photographs and personal digital files at two webinars to be held at the Camas Public Library. Each lasts for one hour.
On Tuesday, April 23, at 11 a.m., the topic will be “Here,
There, and Everywhere, The Preservation of Family Photographs.”
Debra Hess Norris, Chair of the Art Conservation Department
at the University of Delaware, will offer basic guidance on the care and
preservation of family photographs from nineteenth-century tintypes to
contemporary color prints. Strategies
such as proper handling, storage and display techniques will be shared.
On Wednesday, April 24, at 11 a.m., the topic of the webinar
will be Personal Digital Archiving.
If you don’t actively care for your digital possessions you
may lose access to them as some technologies become obsolete. Learn about the
nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to
help you preserve your digital stuff, including recordings, video, documents,
digital photos and others.
The presenter, Mike
Ashenfelder, Digital Preservation Project Coordinator, has
worked for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation
Program at the Library of Congress since 2003.
These programs are free and will be held in Meeting Room A
at the Camas Public Library, 625 NE Fourth Ave. in Camas. The programs are produced by the Association
for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American
Both programs are part of Preservation Week: Pass It On.
Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries offers access to 58 magazines offered through the Camas Public Library for instant browser
streaming and app-driven offline viewing. Titles include Newsweek, Rolling Stone,
and other popular periodicals.
This online version is cover-to-cover, with no variation from the printer edition -- except the online version has hyperlinks and some magazines have interactive content.
The service is entered from the library’s Electronic
Resources page. From inside the library
you will go directly to the site from the link.
From outside the library you will need to use your Camas Library card
and PIN to access the service.
Each user creates TWO
(2) accounts for Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries - one to access the
library collection - and a second to view the magazines in a Zinio Viewer
account. The Zinio Viewer account also enables the access to the free mobile
and desktop apps for PC/MAC, iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Blackberry
Playbook. Other devices access the magazines checked out in the library
collection account via browser streaming.
There is no checkout period limit or volume limit. This service is free.
Quick instructions are located by clicking
Download Quick Guide to Zinio. There is also an 18-minute video that
explains setting up an account and using Zinio magazines. It’s available on the Zinio log- in page, or
by clicking this link.
Let the library staff know what you think. What other titles would you like to see?
Camas Public Library card holders can sign up for a free account with Library Elf, a
service that makes it easy to keep track of what's due, overdue
or ready for pickup from one or more library accounts.
Elf subscribers get reminder notices for items that are due
or overdue and for holds that are ready to be picked up or are going to expire.
Elf is great for people who want to track items borrowed on
multiple cards or who have cards from different library systems.
The library provides free premium service to all Camas Public
Library card holders. Visit
https://www.libraryelf.com to sign-up for an account.
Camas Public Library cardholders can now read and listen to hundreds of new eBook and eAudio titles through our OverDrive/Washington Anytime Library service. These titles were just purchased thanks to a one-time-only federal grant made available through the WA State Library.
To see what's new, click on the OverDrive link on our Online Resources page and then take a look at the “Just added” displays.
Access from home to the library's online resources is back.
The city is in the process of moving various operations from one server to another and the website's new server lacked a particular component that didn't allow the remote access process to work properly.
We're sorry for the inconvenience, but once again you can download audio and ebooks from One Click Digital, get reviews of products from Consumer Reports, find maps of London in A to Z Maps, and an entire universe of knowledge from AccessScience and other databases.
Amazon Kindle® compatibility with the Camas library's eBook collection is here. With this update most existing OverDrive eBooks available at the Washington Anytime Library can be read on all Kindle devices or by using free Kindle apps on iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, and other mobile devices. Go to the Washington Anytime Libraryand use your Camas Library card for access.