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Wednesday July 6th, 2011

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The Windsor Public Library will officially launch  their new online catalogue called BiblioCommons, as well as their new free downloadable music service know as Freegal Thursday morning at 11:00 am at the main branch Downtown.
A little about BiblioCommons:
A new search and find tool that allows library users to find what they are looking for in an enhanced and improved environment is now available at Windsor Public Library. By simply clicking on the catalogue link above, you’ll have the opportunity to experience Bibliocommons or if you prefer, use the old search system. The choice is yours.Bibliocommons incorporates many familiar social networking features, which means library users can contribute information to the catalogue and interact with each other-and it is now available at Windsor Public Library. The application features an extensively researched interface design, and a thoroughly tested technology platform, that resulted from an 18 month period of multi-library testing and development.
A little about Freegal:
Adownloadable music service, like iTunes. All you need is your library card number and PIN. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalogue, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs, more than 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels. No special software is needed to use the service, and there are no digital rights management restrictions.

Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of the Windsor Public Library can download a select number of Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format each month at no cost via www.windsorpubliclibrary.com.New music is added daily, but it’s safe to say that there are thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and hundreds of thousands of songs. The Freegal site has more than 100 genres of music and is rich in many of them. The content is based upon a license with Sony Music Entertainment, owner of 54 music labels.

Customers may download up to three songs per week on a personal computer or on one of the library computers. Each Sunday at 9 p.m., your counter is set back to zero. After that time, you can download three more songs. Depending on demand, the limitation will be reviewed and increased if necessary.

 

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