31 May 2011

New program for Listen Up! Vermont

Hi everyone!


I wanted to let you know that there is new service through Overdrive that we are offering called LEAP. This program is designed to give e-book access to folks with print disabilities. OverDrive is funding LEAP to qualifying patrons at no cost to us and at no cost to patrons for one year. Qualified patrons can download up to 20 accessible e-books each month for the next year. How does it work? From Overdrive's FAQ sheet, the following is stated:

Patrons with LEAP memberships receive a user
account at Bookshare. Bookshare hosts more than
70,000 digital books, textbooks, newspapers, and
magazines — available in DAISY and BRF formats. These
can be used with a variety of accessible devices and
free desktop software. The Bookshare catalog is growing
each month, accumulating thousands of new titles.
Please note that it is not the identical collection of eBooks
that OverDrive supplies to your library.


I will be including some more information direct from Overdrive on this soon, all of which will be found on the widget. 


VF

27 May 2011

Thank yous and Bookmarks

Since our GMLC meeting went so quick the other day at the conference, I wanted to again thank our wonderful Listen Up! Selectors: Kip Roberson, Joan Lajoie, Karen O'Donnell-Leach and Nancy Tusinski. Thank you so much for all your great work over the past year- we couldn't have done it without all your great collection development!

I also wanted to remind everybody that we still have a good amount of bookmarks to give away. If you would like a batch, please consult:

http://vtaudiobooks.blogspot.com/2011/02/we-have-bookmarks-updated-usps-prices.html

Thank you again for all your awesome work everybody!

VF

23 May 2011

Bookmarks

I will be bringing some Listen Up! bookmarks and other goodies to the VLA conference tomorrow! Please bring your tote bags to haul them out in!

See you there!

VF

ANNUAL MEETING TOMORROW!

Just another quick reminder that the GMLC annual meeting will be held at the Vermont Library Conference tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24th at 1:00 PM in McCarthy Auditorium.

On the printed conference program you will see listed that the Public Libraries Section Meeting is scheduled then, but be assured the GMLC meeting will take place in that slot.

There are great door prizes to win, GMLC updates and some things to think about for our future. Hope to see you there!

Apologies for any cross postings. MD

16 May 2011

710-Early Return Error

I've received a couple of questions recently about the error code "710- Early Return Error" and I wanted to clarify what it means. This error results when a patron has tried to return too many e-books in too short of a period early through adobe digital editions. The best thing to do in this situation is to have your patron wait a couple of days before returning any more items. If they do this, the error should go away. If you have any question regarding this error, feel free to contact me at vtaudiobooksgmail.com\

VF

Last Training

For those of you who were unable to attend last Tuesday's Browse, Checkout, Download Training, I have provided a link below that will give you the archived version of it that you can attend at your convenience. While I encourage all of you to attend, this training is especially important for new members of Listen Up! Vermont.

Browse, Checkout, Download:

Course Description: Learn how to browse, check out, and download OverDrive media. At the end of this course, staff should feel comfortable answering basic questions about your OverDrive service.


Listen to a recording: This class has been recorded so you can share with other staff or use for future training: https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=h3r6c


The recording will be saved for 30 days.

OverDrive’s Training Center: Our resource center for presentations, recordings, and materials: http://www.overdrive.com/trainingcenter.

Download a copy of today’s presentation.

Learn about other OverDrive courses.

View our Mobile Update recording.

Download the How-To Guide for eBooks.

Download our Patron Training Template.

Link to our Marketing Kit


VF

06 May 2011

E-book Survey

Library Journal and School Library Journal are conducting a survey on e-books. If you complete the survey you will be entered to win a nook color! The details and the link to this survey can be found below:

Library Journal and School Library Journal invite you to participate in our 2011 ebook survey. This data will allow us to trend the changing nature of library ebook collections. Survey results will be shared at our October 12 ebook summit and in upcoming issues of LJ and SLJ.


We want to hear from all public, academic and school libraries, even if your library currently has no ebook collection. You can view a pdf of the survey before answering (recommended!). Please click on the link below to begin.


Click Here to get started


If you complete the survey you'll be entered into a drawing to win a Nook Color (2 Nook Colors will be given away) or a complimentary registration to our upcoming all-day virtual ebook summit on October 12*.


Please complete the survey no later than May 31. You may forward this email to someone in your library with a better knowledge of your ebook collection. If you don't know an exact answer, your best estimate will be fine. All surveys will be tabulated in the aggregate and all responses are confidential. Your information will not be added to any list for solicitation.


Thank you in advance for taking the time to be part of this important survey.


Sincerely,


Laura Girmscheid
LJ/SLJ Research Manager
lgirmscheid@mediasourceinc.com






* two Nook Colors valued at $249 each and 4 virtual ebook summit registrations (valued at $39.95 each) will be given away. View the contest rules.

VF

04 May 2011

Training Reminder

Hi everyone!

Just a quick reminder that the Browse, Checkout download training is coming up next week. Please try to attend! Details can be found below!

Can everyone on your staff download e-books and audiobooks? If not, managers, give time and incentives to your employees to learn how to use this valuable service!



Browse, Check Out, Download Training

Date: Tuesday May 10th at 10am eastern.

To login into this training go to: www.readytalk.com and click on the "Join Meeting" box.

Enter the access code: 5736011

To receive audio of this conference, call the number: 1.866.740.1260

If you have any questions about this training, please feel free to contact me at vtaudiobooksgmail.com

If you cannot attend, it will be archived, details on that to follow the live the training.

VF