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These tutorials were created by NNELS partners, by users of the system, and by third parties. We welcome feedback, suggestions, and contributions:

  • Sep 11, 2017
  • Jul 7, 2016

    If possible, patrons and staff should use product websites or apps to read ebooks (whether borrowed from the library or purchased). However, many platforms do not meet the needs of print disabled...

  • Sep 23, 2015

    If you would like to digitize content from cassette but do not have a cassette deck, you can borrow one from NNELS. We currently have 2 dual cassette decks that can be loaned out.


  • Aug 13, 2015
    Installing Obi

    Obi is a Windows only program that requires DirectX 9c.

    Check which version of DirectX is installed. Download DirectX 9c and install it. Download Obi and install it.

    If the...

  • Aug 13, 2015
    Audacity Setup Download and install Audacity and the LAME encoder, under the plug-ins section on the download page. Audacity Default Recording Settings Highly recommended: Turn off Preferences ->...
  • Aug 13, 2015

    You will need to download and install Obi (Windows only).

    Open Obi and create a new project. Name your project using the book title. Double click on the box with the title name on the right...
  • Aug 10, 2015

    There are many ways, using many programs, to create playlist files.

    Two key things to remember no matter which program you use:

    Save as an .m3u file. Save the playlist file in the same...
  • Jul 15, 2015

    Our thanks to Diane at the Boyne Regional Library in Carman, MB for developing and sharing these instructions!

    Windows 8.1 Users: Download a DAISY or MP3 book from NNELS and unzip it on your...
  • Jun 1, 2015

    There are numerous programs that will help you convert audio CDs to a digital audio files, also known as "ripping" CDs.

    Below you will find links to existing tutorials on other sites, as...

  • Apr 28, 2015

    What you need:

    A copy of the files downloaded and unzipped on your computer. A computer with a CD burner. One or more blank CDs. Go ahead and insert one into your CD burner drive.

    If you...