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Can a 'temporary online registered member’ access indyreads™?

No, a person who has joined a library via an online membership form and has not had their address verified is not permitted to access the indyreads™ platform™. 

How does a library patron access and borrow an indyreads™ eBook or Audio title?

After a public library signs and returns the indyreads™ agreement along with the SIP2 server details for their library management system, patron authentication for their members will be configured.  The library will receive the indyreads™ URL, logo and platform description which is to be placed on the appropriate section of the library website.

The library member has three options to search and download indyreads™ titles.  They can go directly to the indyreads™ browser portal, https://indyreads.odilo.us/ or access the indyreads™ catalogue via the Android or IOS APPS.

Please refer to the Odilo support material http://www.odilosupport.us/getting-started.htmlLibrary imports the indyreads™ MARC records into their catalogue

Library patrons can also access titles via the library catalogue, whereby they will be redirected to the indyreads portal to borrow a desired title.  In order to do so, the library must import the indyreads™ MARC records into their catalogue.



How does a NSW public library register for indyreads™?

An indyreads™ agreement and a request for SIP2 server details was forwarded to all NSW public library managers  in December 2018.  Once NSW.net receives a signed copy of the agreement and SIP2 server details the indyreads™ platform will be configured for access by the library's registered card members. 


To obtain a copy of the agreement please contact NSW.net.


Are there any costs for participation (now and in the future)?

The indyreads™ platform is available to NSW public libraries at no cost.  This provides NSW public library registered card members with access to the statewide licensed consortia collection.  Public libraries can also upload digitised local studies content (manuscripts, oral histories and transcripts, eBooks and ephemera) at no cost.  Community licensed digitised content (eBooks) can also be uploaded free of charge.  


The indyreads™ platform contains an opt-in Odilo Marketplace from which libraries can select content exclusively for use by their members (this is called a segmented collection).  Any content purchased by a library from the Odilo Marketplace would be debited to the service along with the associated DRM fees.  There is no requirement for a library to purchase any content from the Odilo Marketplace.  To find out further information about the Odilo Marketplace please contact NSW.net.





What is Indyreads™?

indyreads™ is a local eContent management platform which can host ePUB, PDF, MP3 & MP4 files, apply DRM and circulate digital titles to NSW public library registered card holders. 


The indyreads™ platform is the culmination of a successful pilot project which explored how public libraries could best deliver local digital content to their communities.  The indyreads platform will provide the technical infrastructure and legal framework to allow public libraries to operate as aggregators of locally important content, helping to assist libraries to build digital collections which reflect the diversity and vibrancy of their local communities.



Digitised books, manuscripts, ephemera, oral histories, music and video content from the participating public libraries local studies collections can also be uploaded onto the platform to enhance community access to important cultural resources.



indyreads™ will contain an opening collection of statewide licensed eBook titles sourced from Australian independent publishers, a selection of titles in languages other than English as well as international content including reference, modern literary, classic fiction and non-fiction titles.  The aim is to continually develop and grow the statewide collection.



All NSW public libraries will receive a copy of the NSW Public Library Agreement for the Purchasing of Electronic Content to facilitate the direct acquisition of content from community authors, historians and local publishers.