Track your download success with real-time reports

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Have you ever wondered about the activity of your download collection with OverDrive: overall checkouts, subject circulation, number of users, etc.?  If so, you’re in luck. This information and more are available online using Content Reserve reports. With more than a dozen useful real-time reports, you can track your library’s or consortium’s circulation and other performance… Read more »

We didn’t have apples in Appleton, Wisconsin

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Last week I traveled with Brian Potash from our Sales team to Appleton, Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Library Association Annual Meeting. We met with our public library partners who participate in the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium — many of which had questions about OverDrive Advantage. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the OverDrive booth! Brian and I had a… Read more »

Stay updated on OverDrive!

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Ever wonder about new digital features, how other OverDrive library partners are promoting their virtual branch, or what great new titles are being added to Content Reserve? Here are some excellent ways that you can stay updated on all of the new things going on around the OverDrive network. (In addition to this blog, of… Read more »

Get the word out about your new features!

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If you are looking to promote the new features on your Virtual Branch website (Facebook and Twitter, mobile version of your website, and OverDrive Media Console for Windows Mobile), look no further than our Partner Services team. We can provide you with email and press release templates to send to your staff and local media. It’s important to keep staff… Read more »

Register now: November’s open Community Outreach training

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Register now for OverDrive’s open Community Outreach training on Thursday, November 5th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. You are invited to participate in this ongoing training program (first Thursday of every month at 2:00 PM ET) to learn innovative, easy, and cost-effective ways to promote your download service and maximize digital circulation. During the training, we will share dozens of examples, statistics, and… Read more »

OverDrive Advantage: Greater access to more content

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We just launched a powerful new tool that enables libraries to meet the growing demand for digital content, OverDrive Advantage. OverDrive Advantage allows member libraries of a shared system to create a custom collection for their community within the existing download website while maintaining access to the shared collection. Whether you want additional copies of a popular… Read more »

ChineseAll eBooks – A big hit in NYC

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This past weekend, I was in NYC at the Digital Bookmobile event with the New York Public Library – Seward Park Branch, near Chinatown. NYPL circulates tens of thousands of digital audiobooks and eBooks each month, but in a city with millions of people, a majority is still unaware that the download service even exists. During the day, hundreds… Read more »