News from Bookshare.org

New Bookshare Final Announcement
More accessible, easier to use, more books than ever

Dear Bookshare Member:

Get ready, get set! We’re on the countdown before the new Bookshare!

After final testing and finishing touches, we plan to launch very

soon. Thank you for your patience! In addition to a completely new

look, the new library has an abundance of new accessibility features

and functionality to make it easier than ever for you to get the books

you want.

This email has five important announcements about the launch. Please

take the time to read them all.

1. Beginning on Thursday, January 8 at 10:30 pm PT, some activities on

the existing site temporarily will not work. You can download books

and after launch see your downloads in your new book history. But,

don’t make any changes to your account, such as changing your

password. Changes will not be recorded. Volunteers, please do not

download or submit scanned and proofread books. Watch for messages

with more details from our volunteer coordinator.

2. The first time you visit the new site, you’ll be asked a couple of

questions in a Wizard and shown a Table of Contents guiding you to

lots of information about what’s new. Please plan to spend a few

minutes reviewing the information so you get the full benefit of the

new library.

3. We have a full schedule of webinars to help you learn about the new

Bookshare. Please visit the Training page in Help (The link will work when the site is live. Copy and paste the URL into your browser.)

4. Your access technology hardware will need an upgrade to work with

the new unzip functionality. Be sure to find the contact information

in the Wizard Table of Contents so you can contact your vendor for the

upgrade.

5. Please read the instructions about unzipping books and the new

DAISY readers, Victor Reader Soft and READ:OutLoud in Help,

Downloading Books FAQ, Troubleshooting section

(The link will work when the site is live. Copy and paste the URL into

your browser.)

Questions?

Our customer support team is ready to help. During the launch, we are

extending support hours to 9 am ET to 7:30 pm ET. Please email

support@bookshare.org [mailto:support@bookshare.org]

About digitaltext

Digital Text Coordinator at Landmark College in Putney, VT; a 2 year college for students who learn differently.
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