28 July 2010

Don't Forget the Promotional Materials...

Every so often, I like to repost the information about accessing the promotional materials for our downloadable audio programs -- here's a repost of the post I did back in February:

Listen Up! Vermont and Recorded Books participants -- don't forget that you have access to free promotional materials for both programs!

Listen Up

Look in the box.net widget below for handouts, logos, and OverDrive created materials. You can open up the file you want right from the widget, and download or print them.

We also have posters AND bookmarks; all you have to do is send Stephanie postage (to PO Box 1029, Stowe, 05672) and she will fill up a box and send them to you. Please be sure to send postage for a flat-rate Priority Mail box as the bookmarks can get quite heavy. Check with the post office to obtain postage for the size box you would like: $5 should get you 200 or so, and the next size up, about $10.50 or so, several hundred to a few thousand. These are first come, first served, and I will do my best to send them in a timely fashion.

Recorded Books

Contact Recorded Books directly at oneclickaudio@recordedbooks.com for posters and bookmarks, and check out the box.net widget for other downloadable and printable materials:

26 July 2010

New Recorded Books MARC records available

MARC records for the titles added in May and June (I think... could be June & July...) to the Recorded Books One Click collection are now available for download. Our MARC records are always available in the Box.net widget to the left, in the Recorded Books folder -- or, if you need access to the folder directly, visit http://www.box.net/shared/8rm6b05pfo.

15 July 2010

OverDrive's Open Training Month

September is Open Training Month for OverDrive, and we encourage staff from all of our member libraries to sign up and take advantage of the course offerings. As with other trainings offered by OverDrive, you can take the training anywhere you have Internet access and a computer -- you no longer need a phone line.

Visit http://www.overdrive.com/products/dlr/training/ to register. We recommend that all circulation staff at all of our member libraries take the "Browse, Check Out, Download," "Patron Assistance" and "Mobile Update" trainings. The "Community Outreach" training is a great way to get new ideas for promoting the service to patrons, and we request that the staff at all of our member libraries responsible for statistics as well as our Purchasing Committee members take the "Real Time Reports" training.

Consider doing a group training and setting up a computer and projector in your meeting room, inviting your staff and volunteers and/or librarians from nearby libraries.

You could win an mp3 player from OverDrive for attending, and who knows -- maybe help the GMLC win a collection credit!

The GMLC will also be raffling off an mp3 player. Email us at vtaudiobooks[at]gmail.com with your name and the times and dates of the courses you registered for, and we will enter your name into the raffle for each course (ie, sign up for three courses, get three raffle chances). Circulate the player at your library, or take it home and download some audio books for yourself!

The courses often fill up quickly, so register as soon as possible.

02 July 2010

Browse, Check Out, Download Training from OverDrive

Our latest Listen Up! Vermont training has been scheduled for Thursday, July 15 at 10am. Your library's technology contact should have received an email with all of the details about the training.

This training is A MUST for all staff, especially if you have not taken part in a training since your library began using Listen Up! in 2007 or 2008 (the equivalent training at that time was called Digital Library 101). There have been many improvements and additions to the service since then, and OverDrive always does an excellent job.

There is no need to RSVP for the training -- just put it on your calendar! Of course, if you are planning to attend and welcome staff or volunteers from other libraries to come and participate, why not put a comment below?

Please let Stephanie know at schase[at] stowelibrary.org if you did not receive the email or if you need the information about how to log in to the training.

Happy Fourth!

01 July 2010

One Click Additions for July

Separate Reality (Modern Classic) Castaneda, Carlos iPod-compatible
Burmese Days (Modern Classic) Orwell, George iPod-compatible
Dark Destiny Feehan, Christine
Kings of the Earth Clinch, Jon iPod-compatible
Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Mitchell, David iPod-compatible
Super Sad True Love Story Shteyngart, Gary iPod-compatible
Corduroy Mansions Smith, Alexander McCall
Promise for Spring, A Sawyer, Kim Vogel iPod-compatible
Reckoning, The (Heritage of Lancaster County Bk #3) Lewis, Beverly iPod-compatible
Secret Rage, A Harris, Charlaine iPod-compatible
Curing the Blues with a New Pair of Shoes Cash, Dixie iPod-compatible
Love to Last Forever, A Peterson, Tracie iPod-compatible
Gonville: A Memoir Birkenhead, Peter iPod-compatible
Holly Blues Albert, Susan Wittig iPod-compatible
Burning Angel Burke, James Lee
American Salvage Campbell, Bonnie Jo iPod-compatible
His Excellency: George Washington Ellis, Joseph iPod-compatible
Rapture, The Jensen, Liz iPod-compatible
Saved and Single Copeland, Sheila iPod-compatible
Goodness and Mercy Griggs, Vanessa Davis iPod-compatible
Little Black Book of Success, The Brown, Elaine Meryl; Haygood, Marsha; McLean, Rhonda Joy iPod-compatible
Forbidden Falls (Virgin River Bk #8) Carr, Robyn iPod-compatible
Renegade’s Magic (Soldier Son Trilogy, Bk 3) Hobb, Robin
Iron Sunrise Stross, Charles iPod-compatible
English Creek Doig, Ivan iPod-compatible
Many a River Kelton, Elmer iPod-compatible
George Orwell Bowker, Gordon
Italian Matchmaker, The Montefiore, Santa iPod-compatible
Claws That Catch Ringo, John
Ride to Hell's Gate Cotton, Ralph iPod-compatible
Epochs of European History Pt 1 Hosking, Geoffrey iPod-compatible
Hebrew Bible: Exodus and the Covenant Schiffman, Lawrence iPod-compatible
Inside Drucker’s Brain Krames, Jeffrey iPod-compatible