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Electronic Resources for Today’s Library Patrons

Publishing • Career • Fitness & Health Entertainment • Education • News & Reference Language • Youth & Teen

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Every patron is unique. Every library is unique. Customize your library’s collection to support your community’s needs.

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Signing Savvy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 22

OneClickdigital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4

Transparent Language Online . . . . Page 20

Worldcrunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16

Worldcrunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16

Zinio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 14

Atomic Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 28 BenchPrep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 10 Universal Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 26

IndieFlix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 18 Universal Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 26 Zinio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 14 RBdigital Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 34 Save more with an eBook Continuous Order Plan (COP) . . . . Page 35 Cartoon illustrations by Joie Simmons

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Atomic Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 28 BenchPrep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 10

GymAmerica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 32

GymAmerica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 32

Kudda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12

RB Test Prep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 30 Universal Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 26

LawDepot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 24 Worldcrunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16

YOUTH & TEEN BenchPrep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 10 Kudda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12 RB Test Prep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 30

Patrons can’t contain their excitement YOUTH & TEEN when they see all of our online resources.

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Michelle prefers listening to books she downloads on her phone, while Jo likes reading on her tablet. Thankfully, OneClickdigital has them both covered.

eBooks and eAudio for everyone’s electronic needs! Visit www.recordedbooks.com/oneclickdigital or email us at oneclickdigital@recordedbooks.com for more information. 4 • www.recordedbooks.com/rbdigital • 1-877-828-2833


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eBooks and exclusive eAudio content delivered with the library market’s most comprehensive interface • Ability to place holds and create wish lists

“OneClickdigital really expands the collection of titles patrons have access to, in addition to what’s on the shelf at the library. We hope many patrons will take advantage of OneClickdigital!” —Joanne Stanfield, Library Director of Collegedale Public Library, TN

• Free technical support for patrons • Staff and patron training at no extra charge • Complimentary marketing services • Searchable by genre, format, and title

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eBooks

eAudio

OneClickdigital offers libraries curated collections of bestselling and award-winning titles in a range of genres for adults, children, and young adults.

OneClickdigital brings together both exclusive Recorded Books content and titles from all major publishers, creating an extensive collection of perennial favorites, classics, and bestsellers in all genres.

Over 100,000 titles

The OneClickdigital eBooks program features: • Mobile apps for Apple , Android™, and Kindle Fire™ devices ®

• Adobe Digital Editions DRM for maximum compatibility on hundreds of computers and devices • Big savings when you sign up for an eBook continuous order plan (COP)

Over 30,000 titles

• More New York Times bestsellers than any other source for libraries • Mobile apps for Apple®, AndroidTM, and Kindle FireTM devices • Easy-to-use desktop Media Manager for both PC and Mac • More multi-access titles than any other service

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eAudio Subscriptions eAudio subscriptions from OneClickdigital are the quickest, easiest way to offer patrons a wide selection of downloadable audiobooks.

• More multiple-access titles than anyone else—no holds

Automatic Collection Development: With a OneClickdigital subscription, libraries can provide patrons with an immediate collection of titles—and then watch as the collection grows every quarter.

• The Adult subscription boasts 3,720 titles, with at least 30 more added every quarter.

• Perennial favorites, classics, and bestsellers in all genres

• The Children’s/YA subscription features 1,250 titles, with at least seven more added every quarter.

Continuous Order Plans (COPs) COPs are the perfect vehicle for saving time and money by having single-access titles, including many Recorded Books exclusives, delivered automatically each quarter.

Bundle all three formats (eBook, eAudio, and CD) for one low price!*

• Recorded Books COPs feature the best adult, imprint, and children’s titles. • For titles from other favorite publishers, Recorded Books also offers Distributed COPs. • Bundled COPs feature both eAudio and CD editions at a substantial price reduction.

* For select titles

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Benjamin is finally ready to start writing his first novel. He remembers his librarian mentioning a new selfpublishing program called FastPencil, so he visits his library’s website to give it a test drive.

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Help aspiring authors become the next John Grisham!

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FastPencil for Libraries is a self-publishing platform designed to give your patrons the tools they need to write, edit and publish their work—and your library the ability to share it with the world.

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Your patrons can: • Use cloud-based tools to write, organize and edit their work. • Share progress and get feedback from friends, family and the FastPencil for Libraries community. • Publish and distribute their eBooks to thousands of libraries around the world on OneClickdigital.

Visit www.recordedbooks.com/fastpencil or email us at fastpencil@recordedbooks.com for more information.

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“My first step to becoming a nurse was getting into nursing school. The entrance exams weren’t easy, but thanks to help from BenchPrep, I’m now on my way to an exciting new career.”

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Used by more than 500,000 students and educators.

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Career Education Youth & Teen

BenchPrep for Libraries offers an award-winning, adaptive test-prep platform through your library’s website. BenchPrep provides adults and high school students with diverse courses, individual study plans, and learning tools for excelling on standardized tests and accomplishing professional and educational goals.

Anytime, anywhere access BenchPrep courses include many of the following features: Study Plans Make the most of your study time with built-in study plans that outline weekly study tasks and keep track of your activity in real time.

Popular Courses

Practice Questions

• AP English Language and Composition

Practice with questions written by experts and review detailed explanations to every practice problem.

• GED

• AP Biology

Reports & Analysis

• Algebra

Identify your weaknesses and understand your score better with BenchPrep’s intelligent reports and dashboard.

• Microbiology

Lessons & Videos

• Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Study key concepts, review solved examples and learn tricks and strategies to master tests.

Flashcards Memorize concepts, formulas and definitions with pre-made digital flashcards.

• Civil Engineering PE Exam • Police Officer Exam • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Confidence Levels Personalize your experience by marking questions and lessons with a level of confidence to sort by what you need to study most.

Tests Get ready for the real test with BenchPrep’s timed tests and review solutions so that you don’t make the same mistake twice.

Game Center Test yourself with fun, engaging games that can be accessed from smartphones, tablets and computers.

Notes & Bookmarks Create bookmarks and write custom notes to remind yourself of tips, questions and concepts that you want to revisit later.

For more information, email benchprep@recordedbooks.com or visit www.recordedbooks.com/benchprep.

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Training and instructional videos from winning high school and college coaches!

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“When I started coaching little league baseball, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. But Kudda has given me and my players the confidence to swing for the fences!”

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Fitness & Health Youth & Teen

Kudda is the largest sports resource aimed at coaches, players and parents. Kudda has thousands of training videos in the most popular sports, including: • Baseball • Basketball • Boys’ lacrosse

Sports training resources for coaches, players, and parents Kudda is a robust online video collection showcasing training and instructional videos from winning college and high school coaches across a variety of sports. For those involved with youth sports at every level—rec league, travel league or high school—Kudda’s online training videos will help produce better coaches and players.

• Football • Girls’ lacrosse  • Golf • Ice hockey • Soccer • Softball • Volleyball • Wrestling

A Unique Sports Resource for Your Library!

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The world’s largest online newsstand is at your fingertips!

A librarian told Olive how she could download magazines to her iPhone®, and now she has her favorite magazines with her everywhere she goes!

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Entertainment Publishing

Over 1,800 publications from 25 countries in 12 languages Zinio gives your patrons access to popular magazine titles—with no holds, multi-media editions, and a variety of reading options, including on portable media devices. With Zinio, patrons can • Read the complete digital editions of their favorite magazines—many of which are only available in digital format • Download full-color magazines with interactive elements such as audio and video • Keep the magazines as long as they want with a permanent checkout • Experience anytime, anywhere availability on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices with apps for iPad®, iPhone®, Kindle Fire™, Android™, and Windows® 8

For more information, visit www.recordedbooks.com/zinio or email us at zinio@recordedbooks.com.

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The best source for English-translated news from around the globe

As an international businessman who needs news and analysis from other countries, Li can’t always find reliable translations. Worldcrunch puts expertly translated articles from top international news sources right at his fingertips. … and more!

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Language News & Reference Publishing

Worldcrunch offers your patrons a global perspective on world affairs from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America, South America and the Middle East. • Thousands of current, international news stories in English or the original language

BUSINESS & FINANCE

• A perfect resource for bilingual patrons seeking

CULTURE & SOCIETY

original news in their native tongue

EYES ON THE U.S.

• Compatibility with any Internet-enabled device

FOOD & WORLD AFFAIRS

• Pricing for libraries of all sizes

OPINION & ANALYSIS

• Unlimited multi-user access

TECH & SCIENCE

• Free technical support

TRAVEl

For more information, visit www.recordedbooks.com/worldcrunch or email us at worldcrunch@recordedbooks.com.

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Bringing thousands of streaming movies to you!

Daphne has a small library with a limited budget for DVDs. IndieFlix lets her offer thousands of movies for her patrons to access online, with award-winning films from over 50 countries!

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Entertainment

IndieFlix is a streaming movie service offering award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries, including the best from film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, SXSW and hundreds more.

Action & Adventure

Animation

• More than 4,500 selections • Searchable by audience, genre, country, festival and more

Documentaries

• Support for independent filmmakers • Access via Apple®, Android®, Xbox, Roku and all Internet-enabled devices!

Drama

Foreign

Your library can also bring your community together by hosting film festivals, thanks to IndieFlix’s automatic public-performance rights.

Musicals

Romance Visit www.recordedbooks.com/indieflix or email us at indieflix@recordedbooks.com for more information.

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Henry’s surprising his wife with the Paris vacation of her dreams. And to make the trip even more perfect, he’s learning French with Transparent Language Online.

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Language

Learn to Listen, Speak, Read and Write in a Foreign Language! When choosing a language-learning system for your library, Transparent Language Online offers the most complete solution. Simply put, no other system can match Transparent’s easy-to-use interface or variety of high-quality learning materials.

Transparent Language Online makes learning fun and easy! • Over 80 languages with more English-learning material than any other system

Perfect your speaking skills by comparing your voice to a native speaker.

• Extensive intermediate materials and an advanced retention system for sustained learning • Real-life language used by native speakers • Interactive games, activities and online social communities • Transparent Language mobile apps for iOS® and Android™

Join our community of millions of friends, fans, and followers, all learning languages together.

For more information about Transparent Language Online, email transparent@recordedbooks.com or visit www.recordedbooks.com/transparent.

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Mae was able to teach her speech-delayed son to sign words like “milk” and “eat,” but she quickly reached the limit of her ASL vocabulary. One day her librarian suggested trying Signing Savvy, and now Mae and her son are communicating like never before.

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Language

Your complete sign-language resource! Signing Savvy offers high-resolution videos of more than 7,000 American Sign Language (ASL) words and phrases, finger-spelled words, and other common signs used in conversational signing within the United States and Canada. Perfect for library educational workshops and in-home learning, Signing Savvy gives patrons the ability to • Watch thousands of short videos with instructions for letters, words, and phrases • Create and share word and custom-phrase lists • Play games and take quizzes for enhancing retention • Print flash cards–great for library programming

Patrons won’t just learn letters—they’ll learn how to communicate and have conversations in sign language.

For more information, email signingsavvy@recordedbooks.com or visit www.recordedbooks.com/signingsavvy.

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Pari and Arjun need to help Pari’s mother update her health-care directive. The couple live in a different state, but with LawDepot, they can easily access all the forms they need!

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News & Reference

Create the legal documents you need in minutes! LawDepot.com is the leading publisher of do-it-yourself legal documents and templates. With LawDepot, patrons can • Choose from hundreds of high-quality, easyto-use, completely customizable documents, including power of attorney, last will and testament, prenuptial agreement, promissory note, bill of sale, and residential rental/lease. • Trust that all forms are verified by a team of in-house attorneys to be up-to-date with current laws and statutes. • Know that all patron information is safe, secure, and stored in LawDepot’s archives. • Watch helpful videos, browse a legal glossary, and review frequently asked questions.

Visit www.recordedbooks.com/lawdepot or email us at lawdepot@recordedbooks.com for more information.

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“As a small-business owner and single parent, my time is precious. With Universal Class, I’m staying on track to meet all my goals.”

Your Patrons’ #1 Resource for Continuing Education Courses

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Computer Basics 101

Medical Terminology 101

ABCs of Technical Writing

Typing and Keyboarding 101

Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone

Digital Photography 101

ABCs of English Grammar

ABCs of Algebra

Excel 2010

Nutrition 101

Time Management 101

Weight Loss Management

Lifetime Wellness 101

Advocacy for Elderly Patients

Career Education Entertainment

The Classes Your Patrons Need—When and Where Your Patrons Want Them With more than 500 continuing education and personal development courses, Universal Class is the perfect option for library patrons looking to learn outside the traditional classroom—at their pace, anywhere they like. Popular Courses

Weight Training 101

Diabetes 101

Childhood Obesity 101

How to Quit Smoking

Adobe Photoshop 101

Advanced Dog Training

Anti Aging Techniques

• Computer Basics

• Typing and Keyboarding

• Accounting & Bookkeeping for Everyone

• ABCs of English Grammar

• Excel

• Nutrition

• Digital Photography

• Adobe Photoshop

• How to Draw

IACET certified Aromatherapy 101

Astronomy 101

Babysitting 101

More than 500 courses

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The best online software training for libraries—over 500 comprehensive tutorials to choose from!

“I’ve seen a lot over the years—and I’ve learned a lot too. Technology seems to be changing faster than ever, so it’d be easy to fall behind. But you know what? I’m not done learning yet.”

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For more than 10 years, Atomic Training has provided high-impact eLearning solutions to more than 16 million users in 45 countries. With Atomic Training, library patrons can improve job skills with specific workplace training and increase efficiency on a wide array of computer applications.

• Tutorials ranging from software programs to programming languages to social media • Mobile device training on software and tablets • Bonus workshops on such topics as blogging, presentation design, and customer service

• Easy-to-understand tutorials for all ages • Ability to search for training by manufacturer, version, and keyword • Helpful practice tests for reinforcing knowledge

Faster • Two-minute videos tailor-made for busy lives

On-demand video software training on: Excel®

More

Better

Career Education

PowerPoint® Word® Windows® Mac OS X® Photoshop® Dreamweaver® iTunes® iPad® Google Docs™ and more!

• Anytime, anywhere access

For more information, visit www.recordedbooks.com/atomictraining or email atomictraining@recordedbooks.com.

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Sophie is worried about the upcoming SAT and has no clue how to prepare. Luckily her library has just the thing for her: RB Test Prep! 30 • www.recordedbooks.com/rbdigital • 1-877-828-2833


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Education Youth & Teen

Like having a private tutor every step of the way! RB Test Prep online courses provide expert video instruction on the SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT and PLAN tests, so students can achieve higher scores and parents can save money by eliminating the need for expensive private tutors.

RB Test Prep Courses: • Magnify understanding and retention by aural, visual and tactile engagement with test problems in real time • Allow students to maximize scores by practicing under test-simulated conditions • Offer expert instructors to answer questions and solve problems • Include a vocabulary builder that provides effective ways to learn 1,000 common SAT/ACT test words

SAT and ACT scores are directly related to college admissions and merit-based scholarship opportunities.

• Monitor student progress throughout the course and recommend subject matter and strategy videos for review • Send students email reminders to keep them on track • Feature a Parental Support Center for keeping parents up-to-date

For more information, email rbtestprep@recordedbooks.com or visit www.recordedbooks.com/rbtestprep.

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Lea knew she had to make better food choices. What she needed was a personal nutritionist. And with GymAmerica, that’s exactly what she got.

Nutrition and Fitness Programs Designed to Fit Your Life

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Fitness & Health Education

Like having a nutritionist and personal trainer at your beck and call 24 hours a day. GymAmerica features workout and diet plans customized to your specific goals, skill level, and equipment.

Download the iPhone app today

• Exclusive GymAmerica workout and diet programs • Customizable workouts and diets • Robust and easy-to-use diet tracker with nutrition scorecard • 40,000+ food database • Recipe finder and maker • Over 1,200 exercises with instructional videos • Comprehensive workout tracker with calories-burned scorecard • Weight loss and fitness challenges • Personal profile page, friends, and groups • Message boards and personal blogs

Visit www.recordedbooks.com/gymamerica or email gymamerica@recordedbooks.com.

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your gateway to digital resources

RBdigital Gateway provides customizable, secure electronic resources for library patrons and today’s modern libraries. This single-platform dashboard gives librarians and patrons easy access to RBdigital’s exciting product offerings. • Service for unique electronic resources in multiple product categories • Simple, adaptable authentication and setup • Training, promotional tools, and support for library staff and patrons • Anywhere, anytime patron access • Reports on new patrons and other usage statistics • Single account setup for multiple resources* • Special pricing for select bundled resources

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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. From Sauron’s fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider. This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index. J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.

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