June 26, 2015

BARD Mobile Android How-To Videos

NLS has produced several tutorial videos featuring the BARD Mobile application for Android devices. The BARD Mobile Android How-to Series videos are available from the Library of Congress channel on YouTube at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3rn1g0s-XM&list=PLpAGnumt6iV7Aap_-C8b-8pR_HCxnh_Ls.

In the videos, Consumer Relations Officer Judith Dixon provides instruction on how to read an audiobook, navigate an audiobook, manage downloads, and use basic gestures with TalkBack, the Android screen reader service.

BARD Accounts

This is to remind all BARD subscribers that there should be only one BARD account per person. Multiple accounts for the same subscriber are causing problems in the BARD database. This may cause downloading to be slower and more difficult. If you move, get a new email address, or make any other changes, please contact us. We will assist you in making the changes to your existing BARD account. Even if you move to another state, your BARD account follows you to the new location. So just let your new library know that you already have a BARD account and would like your account to move with you.

June 25, 2015

NLS Facebook Page

The NLS Facebook page is now live at www.facebook.com/ThatAllMayRead. The new page will carry messages about their collections, services, and activities. 

They invite you to “like” the page and help to spread the word about this service . Check back often to learn what is new at NLS—and join the conversation!

June 19, 2015

Android Mobile App for BARD

BARD Mobile for Android 

is Finally Here!

 We are excited to announce that the BARD Mobile app for Android is now available in the Google Play store!  Just click the link, or search for “BARD Mobile” then find the app authored by the Library of Congress.  The BARD Mobile app is a free download, and is compatible with any device running Android 4.1 or higher.

The BARD Mobile app enables users to download audiobooks and audio magazines directly to their Android devices, provided they already have BARD accounts.  The user guide is available from the bookshelf of the app and online in HTML format. Help screens are also available from inside the app and may be accessed by activating the Context menu or the More Options button and selecting Help.