Utilities & Files
- My Book Log
For those interested in a free and easy to use tracking system, "Book Log" is here! It's an Excel 2003 spread sheet, incorporating a menu driven sorting function. Even if you don't use spread sheets, this easy to use file will allow you to track the books you've read, or books you plan to read, and sort your dataa by book title, author, genre, narrator, and more.
Please note! The zip file includes the work sheet, plus a read me file. Please read the read me file for a few very important tips.
Book Log V. 1.0.
- U3 Removal Utilities
Several flash drives or thumb drives contain U3 software. In most cases, these drives will not operate properly with the NLS dtbm. Sandisk is one manufacturer whose drives usually contain the U3 software. Below are links to several sites where a free program to remove this software and format the drive free of any interfering software can be downloaded.
A program that works for both Windows & Mac: http://www.u3.com/uninstall/default.aspx
A program used by a BARD Talk user that has reportidlly worked for several years: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2726094/U3Uninstall.zip
Specifically for Sandisk drives: http://apac.sandisk.com/Assets/u3/launchpadremoval.exe
Note: With the above software, and possibly with other U3 removal programs, for the removal process to work properly, the drive should be plugged in and the U3 software active. With Sandisk drives, be sure that Launchpad is running.
- Inserting and removing a thumb ddrive from the NLS dtbm
A short audio file demonstrating how easy and fast patrons can insert and remove a thumb drive from the cartridge slot USB port.
- Humanware Companion Version 3.2 Multi-language version
This version is the version released in June, 2010, and fixes a runtime error problem found in the initial release of version 3.2.
This free program allows the user to unzip NLS books and place them on the desired media (either a thumb drive or blank cartridge) by listing the NLS books residing in the selected location on the hard drive. When using the program, be sure to check the checkbox asking if you want to have Companion unzip the NLS zip files.
- NLS Tour
Rebecca Kragnes, and her faithful dog guide Zane, recently toured the NLS. Listen as she and the human guide tour the facility.