By Mary Martinez, National Association of REALTORS® Manager Library & Digital Information Repository
Real estate professionals downloaded over 16,000 digital books from the Virtual Library eBooks Collection at Realtor.org in 2009 — and 2010 is off to a record start with 800-plus downloads in less than the first two weeks of January.
Why the surge in digital books interest? Recent enhancements to the digital library include increased lending limits (up to 6 eBooks can be checked out simultaneously — up from 3), integration with Twitter and Facebook, and now mobile access. With Windows Mobile (5 or newer), members of the National Association of REALTORS® can now wirelessly download audiobooks to their Smartphone, Blackberry®, and other web-enabled devices using OverDrive® Media Console for Windows Mobile. Android™ device owners can install a beta version of OverDrive Media Console to download OverDrive MP3 audiobooks.
By Mary Martinez, NAR Manager, Library & Information Services
No surprise, real estate sales books consistently rank among the top circulating titles in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ Virtual Library eBooks Collection, a special library collection just for REALTORS® and association staff.
But, this digital collection offers something for every facet of life. NAR members have free access to 1,000 downloadable books, audio books, and videos on everything from managing a real estate career to learning Japanese … from practicing time management to practicing yoga … from using a digital camera to making real money in Second Life. Continue reading »