The After Hours Library Site

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Cindy Orr, in her monthly blog post, envisions a library website that can better serve users when the buildings are closed. Since I no longer work in an actual library building, it’s sometimes easier for me to think about services from the point of view of a customer than it was when I was actually physically… Read more »

New BBC Audiobooks America promotion

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Get your coupon clippers ready! BBC Audiobooks America is giving a 40% off coupon** for signing up for a BBCAA Download Standing Order Plan* during the month of February. You can put it towards one order of any other audio product (CD’s, MP3 CD’s and more) from BBC Audiobooks America. So stock up and save… Read more »

February is Library Lovers’ Month!

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We would like to thank all of our library partners for choosing OverDrive as your digital media partner. We are certainly part of the crowd of Library Lovers! As you build your Library Lovers campaign this month, please remember to include information about your digital audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video. As Dan shared earlier this week,… Read more »

Digital Bookmobile National Tour update

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The Digital Bookmobile is on the road again in 2010! Here’s some video of the recent news coverage from our events in the New Orleans and Houston areas last month. Don’t forget to stay up to date on the national tour on by following us on Twitter and Facebook. You can view more recent news… Read more »

20 million checkouts

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This afternoon, someone, somewhere checked out the 20 millionth digital title from a library in OverDrive’s global network. It was only a year ago that we hit the 10 million all-time checkout milestone, but eBook, audiobook, music and video downloads from libraries’ ‘Virtual Branch’ websites have grown exponentially. Our library partners have now accomplished in… Read more »

Device Resource Center now includes eBook reading devices!

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The OverDrive Device Resource Center has recently been updated to include compatible eBook reading devices like the Sony® Reader™ and Barnes & Noble nook™. If your users are looking for somewhere to learn what MP3 players or other mobile devices are compatible with the OverDrive service, have them check out the Device Resource Center. There you will find a list… Read more »

Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists for January 2010

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January’s Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists are full of titles making their comeback. There are those titles whose imminent movie releases have catapulted their popularity. Kathryn Stockett’s sensational debut, The Help, was undoubtedly one of the best novels of 2009 and the movie adaptation was recently announced. All of this excitement has affected… Read more »