System-funded eContent includes OverDrive/Libby, Mango Languages, HeritageQuest, JobNow, and other databases. Currently, the selection of titles on OverDrive is done by the Member Services Librarian at FLLS and member library selectors, separate from the eContent Committee.
The Finger Lakes Library System encourages all member libraries to contribute to the selection and maintenance of our digital collection. Member libraries have the choice to select and pay for items themselves, or to contribute to the eContent fund.
- To contribute to the eContent Fund please fill out an Order Form and we will bill your library.
- To purchase items on your own, please fill out a Commit to Purchase Form so we know what to expect to plan our budget accordingly.
The eContent collection is selected in compliance with our Collection Development Policy.
For all statistical data for our eContent offerings visit our Web-Stats page.
It is recommended that your library’s contribution to eContent be 5% of your annual materials budget.
Need help? Instructions and policies for selecting, purchasing and billing can be found in our Guidelines for Purchasing document.
Remember, you need an Overdrive Account to purchase from Overdrive. If you need an account, let Rex know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From this link you can view the Best Practices and training documents.
If you are in the middle of ordering and you have a question, please call:
Rex Helwig, ext. 240
For Invoicing Support
Use the Invoicing Support button under the Support Tab to communicate with Overdrive billing for any problems.
The purpose of the committee is to:
- Keep current on eContent trends and establish best practices
- Create an eContent Collection Development Policy
- Review and recommend system-wide eContent products and platforms
- Establish guidelines for contributing to the member library eContent fund
The eContent Committee includes representatives from both member libraries and FLLS staff. Starting in November 2021, the committee will resume meeting quarterly via Zoom.
eContent Committee Members (starting November, 2021)
Ben PORT (Cayuga) Port Byron email@example.com
Aimee CORT (Cortland) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny SENF (Seneca) email@example.com
Brandi WAT (Seneca) firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris WAV (Tioga) email@example.com
Sue NEW (Tompkins) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom TCPL (Tompkins) email@example.com
Regina TCPL (Tompkins) firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in being on the committee or learning more? Email Heidi at email@example.com.
Database Training – Videos:
- ProQuest (HeritageQuest)
- Mango Languages
- GALE training