Holiday Bonus: Last chance to qualify for a Sony Reader!

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Before you pack up for the holidays, don’t forget to take advantage of the promotional collections that can qualify you for a free Sony® Reader™! You can add a new download format (eBooks, music, or video)*, order a collection of bestselling titles from McGraw-Hill*, or foreign language learning audio collection*.  Order all three and get three free Sony Readers!… Read more »

Audiobook app for Android now available

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I have great news for Android™ phone and device owners: OverDrive has released the beta version of an audiobook app for Android, which enables users to download MP3 audiobooks directly to their mobile device from your library’s ‘Virtual Branch’ website. This audiobook app for Android offers the same superior listening experience as the desktop version… Read more »

Track new users with the New Patron Registrations report

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Over the past few months I’ve taken you on an in depth journey through Content Reserve Reports. This month my focus is on the ‘New Patron Registrations Report’, which tracks the number of new users who visit your download website, and can be generated by day, month, or branch. This report is helpful for administrators… Read more »

The verdict is in on Barnes & Noble’s nook

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I am excited to report that preliminary testing shows Barnes & Noble’s nook™ to be compatible with both Adobe EPUB and PDF eBooks downloaded from the library; both eBook formats are able to easily transfer to the device using Adobe Digital Editions. Our Support Team is still conducting testing on the device and once I get my… Read more »

Cindy’s selection tips for Content Reserve

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Cindy Orr offers some helpful tips for managing your library’s OverDrive-powered digital catalog in her monthly blog post. Obviously, using the ContentWire newsletter and the lists created by OverDrive’s Collection Development team is one way to keep up with your selection work for your digital collections. But here are some other ideas that may not… Read more »

Digital Bookmobile celebrates its 200th event

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Yesterday in Estero, Florida, the Digital Bookmobile hit another milestone. We held our 200th event with Lee County Library System at the South County Regional Library. After traveling more than 25,000 miles and stopping in 37 states and Canadian provinces, the Digital Bookmobile has trained nearly 35,000 visitors on downloading audiobooks, eBooks, and more from… Read more »

Great Holiday Titles

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Whether you are looking to laugh, cry, be inspired, or get some help with holiday crafts, there are some great titles for the holiday season. If your patrons want to wow their holiday guests with great pastries or perfectly cooked ham, try offering some of these great holiday cooking titles: Good Housekeeping: The Great Christmas… Read more »

Your ‘Virtual Branch’ is open 24/7 365

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If your library is planning to close during the holidays, your OverDrive ‘Virtual Branch’ will still be open! Let your patrons know that if they can’t wait until the New Year for their next book, they don’t have to. Even while the library is closed, users can still browse your download collection, check out with their… Read more »