Forest City unveils “Readlife”, the first smart community digital library in Malaysia
Forest City recently collaborated with “OverDrive“， the world’s leading digital content provider to build the first smart community digital library called “Readlife”， which was officially launched in Malaysia in January 2019. “Readlife” is a digital library based on a cloud deployment model. It offers free digital reading services through “Forest Life”, a Forest City Smart Community App. App users can borrow eBooks anytime, anywhere and enjoy the ultimate experience of seamless global access.
Trilingual Selection from World Best Sellers
With the copyright resources of “OverDrive” across the world, the “Readlife” digital library is able to provide original books in numerous categories ranging from Literature, Encyclopedias, Biographies, Philosophy, Art, Children Books, etc., in languages such as Bahasa Malaysia, English and Chinese. In the future, “Readlife” will continue to offer a wider choice of popular and latest titles for readers to choose from. “OverDrive” is the world’s leading provider of digital content such as e-books, audio books and videos with more than 5,000 publishers who have registered their copyright resources, and has nearly 4 million content reserves. Internationally renowned publishers like Harper Collins, Random House, Hachette, and Scholastic are the authorised publishers of “OverDrive” which now serves more than 30,000 libraries, schools and cultural institutions worldwide, including the Capital Library of China, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Library, the Library of Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), and the public libraries in major cities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and many other countries around the world.
Featuring children’s books and with human voice overs
In addition to a wide selection of international book titles, “Readlife” also features a series of audio books with human voice overs from professional actors and presenters in their native languages. With human voice overs, the read-along eBooks offer a distinct reading experience to enhance language learning for readers. It will be a perfect learning tool for readers who want to learn English, especially for those who want to improve their pronunciation.
Moreover, there are standardised reading levels set in the eBooks for children in “Readlife”. These levels are set according to the reading proficiency levels of American students. Parents can choose appropriate books of different reading levels for children to make reading fun and also ensure learning outcomes.