This page is the instructions for how to use Converter Plus (formally NAC). As this is an ongoing project, this page is subject to updates as we improve the application and workflow.
The purpose of Converter Plus is to perform a rapid DAISY conversion, requiring as little human intervention as possible. Moreover, all required interaction takes place in one simple phase, so operators need not return to the computer to complete a conversion. The interface is clean and simple, so is entirely accessible to screen readers. Independent of any particular device or platform, a conversion can be requested from virtually any web-capable device anywhere in the world. Finally, because the original audio files are not modified, the quality of the input tracks is not affected by a conversion.
The following are some links on general information:
DAISY Audio conversioncan be found in the Production queue in RT. These tickets begin with the title
MP3 to DAISY. When you have completed a title, pass back the ticket the same way you would in your eText workflow. See Taking Tickets for more information.
Now to dive into using Converter Plus!
First, you will need to navigate to the Converter in your web browser.
Your First Name
You are now in your profile for Converter plus. On this page, you can choose to either
Add a Book or open a current project in the dropdown menu labeled
DAISY Audioconversion in either in the
Uneditedor there will be a note in the ticket to use
Sideload a Bookfrom the repository page in the NNELS collection.
Now that you have your book uploaded you can start making any necessary changes.
You should now be on the project page that displays the file name at the top of the page with the phrase
is now open
Below you will find a list of options under
What would you like to do?
Remove the Projectdeletes it from the server.
If you are working on multiple titles you can use batch mode to upload titles or export titles in batches. This feature has been created to save time, especially if you are working on a remediation project.
On the welcome screen, for your profile page, there is a button located just below your name and the
Log Out link. This button is titled
Turn on Batch Mode. This button is designed to save you time with downloading and exporting a large number of titles.
When you turn it on there is a beep to tell you it is on. The button will now read
Turn off Batch Mode. This indicates it is on.
When you go to upload or export a book in batch mode, Converter Plus will tell you immediately that it is uploaded. This is a bit of a trick, as it is simply setting it up for batch mode.
When you go back to the welcome screen the button will now read
Execute # of jobs. Press this button when you are ready to upload or export your titles. You can now close your browser, and when you come back the next day everything should be completed!
Change Account Settingsfor
Use OverDrive Metadata when Downloading in Batch Mode. It has the same effect as the
Use OverDrive Metadatacheckbox on the Add a Book page, but is used when importing a downloaded book in batch mode. The default setting is on.