RBdigital Phase One BEGINS!

Yes, it’s finally here! Recorded Books is merging their OneClickdigital and Zinio for Libraries apps into one consolidated platform called RBdigital. Access to their eAudiobooks and eMagazines is now in one consolidated app with much improved navigation. As of TODAY, June 27, Phase 1 has begun! I downloaded my update today, and all went smoothly (thankfully I remembered my password because it required a fresh login – I imagine this will be the biggest issue for patrons…). See details below and be sure to try it out yourself.
Phase I: OneClickdigital App
On June 27, 2017, the OneClickdigital App will upgrade to the new RBdigital app. The OneClickdigital app update will happen 1) automatically on June 27, if users have selected to have their apps update automatically, or 2) manually, when triggered by user.
If users do not have apps set to upgrade automatically or do not manually update to the RBdigital app, they will be able to use the current OneClickdigital app until a still-to-be determined date. After this date, the OneClickdigital app will no longer be available and patrons will have to update their OneClickdigital app to the new RBdigital app.
Once patrons update to the new RBdigital app, they will be able to log in with the same credentials used for the OneClickdigital app. The RBdigital app will have all of their previous checkouts along with stored wishlists, holds, and history, but patrons will have to download the checkouts again.
Phase II: Zinio for Libraries App
Starting around July 10, 2017, Phase 2 will begin, transitioning users from Zinio to the new app. Current Zinio users CAN choose to download the new app and move over early, but the notifications for Zinio won’t start until July 10. Look for details to follow!
Heather Auman
Western Allegheny Community Library