19 March 2010

Recorded Books MARC records available

Finally! We have MARC records available for the Recorded Books One Click collection. On the vtaudiobooks blog, you can find the file in the Box.net widget in the left sidebar, in the folder "Recorded Books." You can also link directly to the file at http://www.box.net/shared/oulo9btm1z.

This is a large file, and contains a record for the more than 2,700 titles in the One Click collection as of March 2010.

18 March 2010

Troubleshooting: Logging In

An oldie-but-goodie question:

We have encountered one situation... For families w/ more than one account, or even for library use, the website remembers your patron code, and it seems you can only log into a computer using one number.

We've seen this before, but thought we would share our suggestions -- they are good for everyone to keep in mind:
  • be sure to log out and close the browser fully when done;
  • go into the options for your browser and make sure you haven't told the browser to save this data (all it takes is someone saying yes once -- if this is the case, next time you log in, choose "never for this site" or similar, so it won't happen again);
  • clear out your cache and temporary Internet files;
  • completely shut down the computer and start it again.

If this is happening to you, somewhere your browser or the patron's browser is saving the old log in info.

Do you have a question? Look through our troubleshooting blog posts, and, if that doesn't help, be sure to use the vtaudiobooks@gmail.com email address.

05 March 2010

New Parenting Titles, thanks to the Ilsley Public Library

Thank you to the Ilsley Public Library, for including $500 for downloadable audio titles in a recent Winnie Belle Learned grant for their Parenting collection. With this gift, we were able to add the following titles, including the new We've got issues by Judith Warner, which has gotten quite a bit of press:

A Chicken's Guide to Talking Turkey with Your Kids About Sex Kevin Leman, Kathy Flores Bell mp3 format
Ages & Stages Charles Schaeffer, Theresa Foy Digeronimo mp3 format
Babyproofing Your Marriage Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill, Julia Stone, et al.
Backtalk Audrey Ricker, Carolyn Crowder, Jan Maxwell
Boys Adrift Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., Malcolm Hillgartner mp3 format
Boys and Girls Learn Differently Michael Gurian, Chris Ryan mp3 format
Home Game Michael Lewis, Dan John Miller
How To Be The Parent You Always Wanted To Be Adele Faber, Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish, et al.
How to Talk So Kids Can Learn Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish, Lisa Nyberg, et al.
How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber, et al.
I Only Say This Because I Love You Deborah Tannen, Deborah Tannen
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus John Gray Ph.D., John Gray Ph.D.
Quirky Kids Perri Klass, Perri Klass, (c) 2005 Chautauqua Institution
The Educated Child William J. Bennett, William J. Bennett
We've Got Issues Judith Warner, Kirsten Potter, ©2010 Judith Warner
You're Wearing That? Deborah Tannen, Cassandra Campbell

We would love if you would consider adding some funds for downloadable titles to your next grant for materials -- we all get to benefit!

04 March 2010

Reminder: OverDrive trainings coming up

Don't miss out on the opportunity to take one -- or more! -- of these Listen Up! Vermont trainings:

Staff from all of our Listen Up! Vermont member libraries should consider attending a training.

Tuesday, March 9 at 3pm
Community Outreach
Learn creative techniques for introducing new patrons to your OverDrive download library. We'll showcase promotional ideas from high circulating libraries, plus you'll have a chance to share your own examples.

Wednesday, March 10 at 10am
Patron Assistance
We'll help take your understanding of OverDrive download media to the next level so you can share your knowledge through support and training. We'll review frequently asked questions, support tips, and online help resources.

Friday, March 12 at 10am
We'll showcase reports which will best track circulation, new patrons, site traffic, and popular titles. Your team can then use these online reports to gauge how your Virtual Branch is doing, and track a path to future success.

All of these classes should last approximately one hour and will be done using the ReadyTalk service -- which means you can do the trainings from anywhere you have access to the Internet and can be on the phone at the same time. You will need an access code for each class; be sure to contact Stephanie at schase[at]stowelibrary.org to obtain the code.

We highly recommend all libraries have at least one staff member attend the Patron Assistance class, and that whomever is responsible for statistics gathering attend the Reports class. The Community Outreach class is full of good ideas, and will be useful for staff at large libraries as well as our newest member libraries.

01 March 2010

Recorded Books Additions for March

Added to the Recorded Books One Click Collection in March:

1 Main Corpse, The (Catering Mystery Bk #6) Davidson, Diane Mott
2 Accidental Wife, The Coleman, Rowan
3 French Revolutions Moore, Tim
4 Art of Cheating, The Jones, Jessica Dorfman
5 Cold in Hand Harvey, John
6 Green Recovery Winston, Andrew
7 Purple Cow Godin, Seth
8 Murder in the Palais-Royal Black, Cara
9 Infinity’s Shore Brin, David
10 Persian Pickle Club Dallas, Sandra iPod Compatible
11 One Amazing Thing Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee iPod Compatible
12 Bone Fire Spragg, Mark iPod Compatible
13 Lighting Their Fires Esquith, Rafe iPod Compatible
14 Match, The Frost, Mark iPod Compatible
15 To Lie With Lions Dunnett, Dorothy iPod Compatible
16 If Memory Serves Griggs, Vanessa Davis iPod Compatible
17 Notorious Swinson, Kiki iPod Compatible
18 Playing Dirty Swinson, Kiki iPod Compatible
19 New Kind of Bliss, A Griffin, Bettye iPod Compatible
20 Missing, The (Seasons of Grace Bk #2) Lewis, Beverly iPod Compatible
21 That Certain Spark Hake, Cathy Marie iPod Compatible
22 Dream to Call My Own, A Peterson, Tracie iPod Compatible
23 Stray Affections Baumbich, Charlene iPod Compatible
24 Bubba Talks Jenkins, Dan iPod Compatible
25 Wormwood (China Bayles Bk #17) Albert, Susan Wittig iPod Compatible
26 Bridegroom, The Miller, Linda Lael iPod Compatible
27 Paradise Valley (Virgin River Bk #7) Carr, Robyn iPod Compatible
28 Playing with Fire McAlister, Katie iPod Compatible
29 Branch and the Scaffold, The Estleman, Loren D iPod Compatible
30 Texas Bluff (Gamblers Bk# 3) Randisi, Robert J. iPod Compatible

For Children and Young Adults

1 Stop In the Name of Pants Rennison, Louise
2 Roar Clayton, Emma
3 Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery Adler, David
4 Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Bk #4) Kinney, Jeff
5 Demon King, The Chima, Cinda Williams iPod Compatible
6 Claim to Fame Haddix, Margaret Peterson iPod Compatible
7 Flawed Dogs: The Shocking Raid On Westminster Breathed, Berkeley iPod Compatible