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Information for Libraries: RBdigital Audiobooks, eBooks, & Magazines

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RBdigital Audiobooks, eBooks & Magazines

The RBDigital Service will be discontinued on October 1, 2020. 

The company which owns RBDigital recently merged with another library media company and as a result will no longer be offering the unlimited subscriptions models for lending digital audio and magazines which have been available to Wyoming libraries through the RBDigital platform.  In addition, the new company intends to discontinue the RBDigital apps and website in the near future. 

In order to continue offering statewide, equitable access, the Wyoming State Library will be migrating all audio content to the Cloudlibrary platform as of October 1, 2020. Unfortunately, there will be no platform to host the digital magazines after October 1 on a statewide basis, so the digital magazine service will cease at that time.

More information, including impacts on patrons and content is available at https://gowyld.libguides.com/econtent/rb_update

Statistics

RBDigital Audiobooks - Fiscal Year Usage Summary
FY Purchased Simultaneous Use Subscription Total Downloads
FY20 62,867 126,941 189,808
FY19 61,095 75,417 136,512
FY18 65,185 61,845 127,030
FY17 56,045 50,978 107,023

Reports with library detail

Total Monthly Circulation (checkouts & renewals)
Month/Year Total Circulations
August 2020 14,445
July 2020 17,131
June 2020 18,035
May 2020 18,122
April 2020 16,694
March 2020 16,612
February 2020 15,220
January 2020 15,831

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who do we contact if a patron is having a problem with RBdigital?
Please contact the State Library for assistance by emailing ebooks@wyo.gov.

How is RBdigital funded?
The State Library funds the platform fees for RBDigital as well as the subscription to the Recorded Books Unlimited collection. The State Library and several public libraries partner to provide funds for the single user licensed titles. Subscription content is updated on a monthly basis.

Where are usage statistics?
Review the usage reports in the box labeled 'statistics' in this guide.  Select the tab for either audiobook usage or magazine usage.  For individual libraries, we show the number of circulations by library based on matching the patron's library card number with their home library affiliation in WYLD. 

 

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