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  • Local Content terms and conditions

    Before you can submit Local Content for OverDrive to process, you will need to review and accept the following terms and conditions: OverDrive, Inc. and Digital Library Reserve, Inc. (collectively "OverDrive") provide Authorized Users and Libraries of the system (collectively "Library") the ability...

    Dec 08, 2016 04:44PM EST
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  • What is an EPUB and how do I create one for my Local Content title?

    EPUB is the industry standard format for eBooks and other digital publications. EPUB eBooks are reflowable, meaning that the text automatically resizes to fit each device's screen (unlike PDFs, where the user has to zoom in and out to adjust text size). Learn more about EPUBs on the International Di...

    Dec 09, 2016 01:45PM EST
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  • How to add a Local Content title to your collection

    Permission required: Local content Before you begin, please note that your library must hold the necessary ownership rights, licenses, and/or permissions to upload and distribute titles through Local Content. If you have questions or doubts about rights to any title, the title should not be submitt...

    Jun 02, 2017 04:23PM EDT
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  • How to upload Local Content files

    How to upload audiobook files The files for an audiobook must be submitted to OverDrive via FTP (File Transfer Protocol), separate from the Local Content form for the audiobook title. Please contact your Account Specialist for your specific FTP instructions. Please follow these guidelines when s...

    Jun 02, 2017 04:23PM EDT
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  • Where to view your Local Content titles in Marketplace

    Permission required: Local content To see all of the Local Content titles that your library has submitted to OverDrive, choose Local Content from the Admin drop-down menu, then select Edit a title. Please note that the Edit a title option will be grayed out if you're working on adding a new title...

    Jun 02, 2017 04:23PM EDT
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  • How to edit a Local Content title

    Permission required: Local content To edit an already-published Local Content title, choose Local Content from the Admin drop-down menu, then select Edit a title. Please note that the Edit a title option will be grayed out if you're working on adding a new title, since only one title can be added ...

    Jun 02, 2017 04:24PM EDT
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  • How to remove a Local Content title from your OverDrive website

    Permission required: Weeding You can use the Weed collection tool to remove Local Content titles from your OverDrive website. Please note that even if you delete a Local Content title from your Marketplace account, you still need to use the Weed collection tool to remove the title from your OverDr...

    Jun 02, 2017 04:24PM EDT
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  • How to adjust the number of copies of Local Content titles

    Permissions required: Local content, Library site admin To adjust the number of copies of Local Content titles, follow the steps below. Click the Admin tab, then select Local content. Change the number of copies listed under Number of copies for local content titles. Click anywhere outside...

    Jun 02, 2017 04:24PM EDT
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  • How long do Local Content titles take to be added to my OverDrive webs...

    Once you submit a Local Content title, OverDrive must process it before adding it to your library's OverDrive website. Typically, eBooks take 24 to 48 hours to process, while audiobooks and videos take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to process. After processing, Local Content titles will usually appear...

    Jun 02, 2017 04:24PM EDT
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  • Why couldn't OverDrive process my Local Content file(s)?

    If we weren't able to process one or more formats for your Local Content title, there was likely an issue with the source file you submitted for that title. In these cases, a red message may appear on the details page for your title in Marketplace that says something like this: We were not abl...

    Jun 02, 2017 04:24PM EDT
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