Kodiak Library Now Offering Downloadable Materials



Jacob Resneck/KMXT

Kodiak library patrons can now download digital materials to their personal computers. Today the Kodiak city library becomes the 19th in the state to subscribe to the ListenAlaska service which offers digital materials to patrons online.

Library Director Joe D’Elia says ListenAlaska developed as consortium of Alaska libraries. The city of Kodiak’s A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library is opting in at a cost of $3,000 a year.

— (library 1 :28 "It started out … just joined this year.")

The downloaded material is borrowed just like any other library item, explains D’Elia.

— (library 2 :20 "There’s a built-in … computer’s hard drive.")

ListenAlaska is only available to those who can access the internet on their own and cannot be used on the library’s public internet terminals. That’s because of the agreement reached with publishers over copyright issues.

— (library 3 :21 "Due to copyright restrictions … of the digital material.")

The service goes online today and will be linked to the library’s main website. There will also be a link on our website, KMXT dot ORG.


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