econtent

eContent

Overdrive  | Additional Resources

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.

Estimated data for contributions for 2017. 

  • 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.

Overdrive Troubleshooting

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 rhelwig@flls.org.

From this link you can view the Best Practices and training documents.
http://partners.overdrive.com/learning-center/ 

If you are in the middle of ordering and you have a question, please call:
(607) 273-4704

Rex Helwig, ext. 240

For Invoicing Support
Use the Invoicing Support button under the Support Tab to communicate with Overdrive billing for any problems.

eContent Committee

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)

Member Libraries

Ben PORT (Cayuga) Port Byron director@portbyronlibrary.org

Aimee CORT (Cortland)  cataloging@cortlandfreelibrary.org

Jenny  SENF (Seneca) director@senecafallslibrary.org 

Brandi WAT (Seneca)  waterloolib@gmail.com

Chris WAV (Tioga)  wavlib14892@yahoo.com

Sue NEW (Tompkins)  newfieldpubliclibrary@yahoo.com 

Tom TCPL  (Tompkins)   tfredette@tcpl.org 

Regina TCPL (Tompkins)  rdemauro@tcpl.org

FLLS Staff

Deb  dgeier@flls.org 

Heidi heckerson@flls.org

Jenny  jshonk@flls.org 

Rex  rhelwig@flls.org 

 

Interested in being on the committee or learning more? Email Heidi at heckerson@flls.org.

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