Training Tools

Digital Talking Book Machine (DTBM) Training Tools

PowerPoint for Introducing Digital Talking Book Machines - This PowerPoint training session provides an overview of the digital Talking Book Machines (DTBM). Instructions for operating the standard and advanced players are included. Slides can be projected for group training. Extensive speaker notes are provided. Slides and notes can be printed out as handouts.

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Guide to Familiarizing Patrons with the Player - This document in chart form contains a script and suggestions for introducing patrons to the Standard and Advanced players.

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Button Reference Sheet for Standard and Advanced Digital Talking Book Machines - This document in chart form contains photos and basic information about all button functions.

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Quick Start Guide -This document arrives in the box with the player and contains basic information for player unpacking and operation.

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Important Safety Instructions - This document arrives in the box with the player and contains instructions for safe operation.

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Standard Player User Guide - This document provides information about unpacking and using the standard player including button operation, cartridges, and battery information and safety instructions. It is valuable to keep handy for answering patron questions. You can access the user guide in both Spanish and English.

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Advanced Player User Guide - This document provides information about unpacking and using the advanced player including button operation, cartridges, and battery information and safety instructions. It is valuable to keep handy for answering patron questions. You can access the user guide in both Spanish and English.

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Bookshelf Feature Quick Guide - This document provides information on the use of the player's bookshelf feature. It is available in large-print format and may be printed and sent to patrons.

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Duplication and Labeling Training Tools

Procedures for Library Duplication: Getting Started. This section offers advice for a recommended preliminary process for library duplication of DBs.

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Steps to Downloading and Duplicating NLS Digital Books. This training tool has simple step-by-step procedures for downloading DBs.

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Tips to Identify Downloaded DBs. This information contains basic guidelines for locating BARD digital books on the computer after they have been downloaded.

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