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Information for Libraries: RBdigital Audiobooks & Magazines

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RBdigital Audiobooks & Magazines

The RBDigital Service was discontinued on October 1, 2020. 

Due to a change in ownership, the State Library did not renew the contract for the RBDigital service as of October 1, 2020.  See below for details of the audiobook migration timeline.

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
September 2020   8,341
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

 

Transition Timeline for Digital Content

Due to changes in ownership and content available for subscription, the State Library will no longer license RBdigital for statewide access as of October 1, 2020.  Audiobook content is now available on the cloudLibrary platform*.  Magazines will not be available after October 1.

Timeline 2020

July 1 - all new audio purchased exclusively on cloudLibrary

July 1 - September 30 - alerts and reminders for patrons (including in-app messaging where possible)

August 1 - checkouts and holds limits reduced on RBdigital

August 15-31  - begin removal of RBdigital branding from WYLDcat

September 1 - remove RBdigital content from eResource Central harvest in WYLDcat/Enterprise and WYLDcat Mobile

September 10 - request 'forget me' process on all user data with no activity in past 6 months

September 17 - all purchased audio licenses migrated from RBdigital to cloudLibrary*

September 17-30 - access to subscription title content only (RBdigital)

September 1-30 - request member libraries remove RBdigital branding from local websites

September 30 - request 'forget me' process on all remaining user accounts

October 1 - Site authentication disabled

October 1-10 - final usage reports processed

*Only purchased audiobook licenses were migrated.   

 

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Your library may license resources not listed here. Please check with your local library for a complete list of available resources.

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