Use Community Reserve to share unique resources

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Guest blogger Cynthia Orr encourages libraries to share local content on their download websites in her monthly blog post. Community Reserve is a free tool that OverDrive libraries can use to upload their own content to share with their patrons as well as those of other libraries. About 400 works in all formats have been shared… Read more »

OverDrive’s Commitment to Accessibility

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It has been a challenging year working to overcome many obstacles for the print and visually impaired community with regard to library downloads. With respect to the recent news regarding Adobe® Digital Editions and text to speech, the Adobe Blog has a post on the topic that we would encourage you to review. In spite… Read more »

Halloween treats for your ‘Virtual Branch’

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It’s that time of year again when co-workers bring in too much fun size candy, scary movies with unrealistic monsters are on almost every channel, and shopping for the perfect costume can become such a hassle. And I love every minute of it! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays as it is filled with fun decorations,… Read more »

The good and bad of a hot new device

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As you now know, I’m a big fan of gadgets. I jumped on the iPod bandwagon years ago with my iPod mini and have since upgraded. Not to mention, every time I see a commercial for a cool new cell phone, I wonder when I will be eligible for a new phone. Luckily for me that… Read more »

Thanks for Participating in OverDrive’s 2009 Training Month

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Deb Halinski, Lead Training Specialist for OverDrive, provides a recap of OverDrive’s 2009 Training Month. Today, we’d like to give a shout out to all our library partners who participated in OverDrive’s 2009 Training Month which just wrapped up on September 30. Nearly 3000 participants from 6 countries attended courses covering every aspect of OverDrive’s… Read more »

Become a fan of OverDrive on Facebook

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We’ve just launched the OverDrive for Libraries Facebook page! If you have a Facebook profile, you can become a fan of OverDrive for Libraries and connect with us using the Internet’s most popular social networking website. We’ll update the Facebook page with service news, tradeshow information, training announcements, and other stuff that’s just as cool… Read more »