Reading: Paper vs Screen vs Audio

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Cynthy Orr compares ways of reading in her first monthly blog post   Centuries ago it was strange and frightening to see someone read silently. People wondered what was happening to the person who was staring at a book but saying nothing. Were they possessed? Were they all right? This is because the norm until… Read more »

Outreach Program Contest Results Are In!

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OverDrive held its first Outreach Program Contest earlier this summer to encourage libraries to promote their download service inside and outside the library. We judged the entries on the creativity of the campaign and its potential to reach new users. We were delighted that nearly 40 libraries, diverse in size and location, participated, and even… Read more »

Digital Bookmobile Turns One

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Wow! What a year. We held our first Digital Bookmobile event in Central Park with New York Public Library one year ago today. Since the national tour launch, we’ve traveled more than 17,500 miles and partnered with libraries for 148 events. Palm trees, snow-capped mountains, two oceans, big cities, small towns. The team has seen… Read more »

People for a library-themed Ben & Jerry’s flavor!

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I love my library. And I love ice cream. Anything that can combine the two without resulting in sticky, chocolate-covered library book pages is a brilliant idea. That’s why I joined the “People for a library-themed Ben & Jerry’s flavor!” on Facebook. Really, who would turn down a pint of Gooey Decimal System? Not me…. Read more »

Great Series for Young Adults

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Whether it’s centered upon love, sports, school, or family, it is important for a teen to be able to find a book that they can relate to. There is no shortage of these types of titles, especially in series. The success of Twilight has brought about tremendous interest in young adult series reading. Fortunately there is life… Read more »

Greetings from Portland, Oregon!

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At ALA Annual in Chicago, OverDrive briefed our partners on new and exciting updates for their virtual branch. In addition to annual conferences, we occasionally come across a great opportunity to meet with our partners one on one. Steve, Karen and I recently had a chance to visit with one of our West Coast partners,… Read more »

September is OverDrive’s Training Month

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Registration for OverDrive’s Training Month is now open and space is filling quickly! To register, visit the Training Month website. OverDrive’s Training Month is a free online program, both educational and fun, that is designed to increase staff knowledge and help maximize circulation of your OverDrive download library. The curriculumincludes courses covering each aspect of your download service: Collection… Read more »

Welcome to the Digital Library Blog

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Once upon a time, a cabal of mad OverDrivers came together to create one all-powerful digital library blog… Okay, so we just started planning a few weeks ago, and technically, nothing’s secret on this blog. But that’s the point. We want OverDrive’s Digital Library Blog to be your first stop for the latest information on… Read more »