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Add a New Book for OverDrive Projects

OverDrive titles can be problematic when uploading to Converter Plus. This page goes over the current workflow with how to work around this issue, and will be updated as this feature is developed.

Navigate to the Add Book page from the main welcome page. On this page there are three sections:

  1. Import Project
  2. Sideload Book
  3. Upload Book

See below for further instructions.

Currently, this feature does not work in Batch mode. You can only use it for one book at a time.

Step One: Sideload or Upload Project

To Sideload a project for:

  • Navigate to the NNELS record page for the project through the URL in the spreadsheet
  • Navigate to the MP3 download link
  • Right click and select Copy Link Address
  • In Converter Plus, paste this link into the Sideload box on the Add Book Page
  • Select Get
  • Once you get the Done notification refresh the page
  • See Import Book with OverDrive Metadata section below for next steps

To Upload a file from your computer:

  • Select Choose File
  • Select the file from your computer you wish to upload
  • Select Open
  • Once the upload is complete, refresh your browser
  • See Import Book with OverDrive Metadata section below for next steps

Step 2: Import Book with OverDrive Metadata

Once you have successfully Sideloaded or Uploaded your project, you can now Import the title with the OverDrive metadata.

To Import with OverDrive Metadata:

  • Make sure you have refreshed your browser
  • Navigate to the top section of the page with the heading Import Project
  • Select the title from the dropdown menu labelled: Project
  • Ensure "Use OverDrive Metadata" is selected. This is located directly below the Project menu
  • Select Import button
  • The title will start importing
  • Once it is imported you will be taken to the main project page.

Here is a video tutorial walking you through the entire process.

You can now start working on the project. See Return to Renaming and Reordering Tracks for further instructions.

Resetting Project with OverDrive Metadata to Project without OverDrive Metadata

If you already have the project uploaded to your profile with the OverDrive Metadata, but you no longer want to use the OverDrive Metadata, you have to options to reset the project.

First option is to Remove the Project and Add it again:

  • Remove Project by following the directions on the Remove Project Wiki page
  • Upload or Sideload the project again
  • Ensure the Use OverDrive Metadata is not selected. This is located directly below the Project menu
  • Select Import button
  • The title will start importing
  • Once it is imported you will be taken to the main project page.

The second option is to reimport the project:

  • Do not remove the book
  • Navigate to Add a Book
  • Select the title from the dropdown menu labelled: Project
  • Ensure the Use OverDrive Metadata is not selected. This is located directly below the Project menu
  • Select Import button
  • The title will start importing
  • Once it is imported you will be taken to the main project page.

Please note, this is a hard reset on the project and anything you have done up to this point on this project will be erased and you will have to start from the beginning again.

Here is a video walking you through both options.

public/nnels/mp3todaisy/overdrive-add-new-book.txt · Last modified: 2022/03/18 13:33 by rachel.osolen