New features for Zinio and IndieFlix

Pulp-less Fiction: Digital Downloads

This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music on cd, and movies on DVD and Blu-ray.  The library is changing as rapidly as your access to media and the Internet. We want to keep on top of the trends and bring you information and entertainment in a way that fits your life today.   -Beth


Recently Zinio changed the method of delivering downloadable magazines to library patrons.  Previously you could choose a magazine subscription, which automatically added new issues to your account.  With the new method you log in through the APL Gateway and choose each issue of each magazine separately.  

This makes possible a great new feature--you now have access to back issues.  The number of issues available depends on the publisher, but you should be able to go back at least a year for many magazines.  Click the current cover of the magazine, which will bring up a page with that issue as well as those from the past. 

Zinio magazine 

BAck issues

Click on a cover to checkout and download that issue.

Check out back issue

Read as usual.

 If you are unfamiliar with Zinio, check out the Zinio brochure.

 

IndieFlix Logo

IndieFlix has an all-new interface which makes it easier to navigate.  They have also retooled the site so it will automatically adjust to the size of the device you are using.  This will make it much easier to watch films.

The toolbar along the left side links you to everything you need.  You can save a list of favorite films in MyFlixDiscover highlights films you may want to watch; in categories like Staff Picks, Trending, and Recently Added.

IndieFlix toolbar

You can still search in All Films, using filters to find the perfect film for you!  Or use Channels to find films by genre, film festival or web series.  There is a regular Search feature as well.

Your settings can be changed in My Account.  You can also set up your Roku or Xbox from here.  It is also the spot to go to when you wish to log out.

If you're new to IndieFlix, check out our brochure.

 

These features have improved access to both magazines and films, so take advantage of these free films and magazines, available from Appleton Public Library!

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