Back to basics with the Sansa Fuze

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After taking a look at the nook and Sony Reader Daily Edition, I thought now was a good time to switch gears and get back to reviewing your everyday MP3 player, the kind of device that you can use for download audiobooks and music. I wanted to find a device that any person on the… Read more »

Going global: Expanding international content

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As we grow our customer base and work with library partners all over the world, we are expanding our catalog to include many new international publishers and authors. Here are a few suppliers that are providing international content: United Kingdom: Walker Books Allison & Busby HarperCollins UK Random House UK Canongate Books Australia & New Zealand:… Read more »

PLA 2010 recap: Take control of your digital book future

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Team OverDrive just returned from PLA in Portland and what an excellent conference it was! We welcomed hundreds of library partners to our booth where we hosted informative meetings and theater presentations on new features we are developing in 2010. The theme “Take Control of your Digital Book Future” hit home to many librarians who… Read more »

Nancy Pearl’s PLA Book Buzz 2010

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I, along with many other librarians, proudly display my Nancy Pearl action figure, complete with shushing action and a stack of books. Nancy Pearl is a legend in the library world and a great role model for young librarians who wish to make a difference. When I was in graduate school, I was lucky enough to… Read more »

PLA Preview: DRM-free eBooks, LEAP, OverDrive Dashboard & more

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Many of our library partners are on their way to the Public Library Association National Conference in Portland. And you’ve seen a few reminders to visit OverDrive’s PLA booth #2347, March 24-26, right here on this blog. Other than seeing your favorite OverDrive team members in person, there are a few other great reasons to… Read more »

Sacramento Public Library’s audiobook club

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A patron (and active Friend) had an idea that started in one Sacramento Public Library branch and is now being looked at as a model for the State of California. She and a supportive branch supervisor introduced an audiobook option into a new book club, so that visually impaired readers could participate along with sighted… Read more »

Reminder: Visit OverDrive at PLA in Portland!

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Just a reminder: If you are planning to attend PLA in Portland, March 24-26, visit the OverDrive booth (#2347). We’re planning new product previews including DRM-free eBooks, demonstrations, and case studies. Our theater will feature presentations every hour, on the hour, where we’ll share best practices, collection development tips, and much more. Plus, we’ll give… Read more »

Grow Your Gardening Collection

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It’s nearing the end of winter, and for those of us up north, we are longing for the mornings when we don’t have to clear frost off our cars.  For me, the mark of spring is my favorite ice cream place opening up again. As I dream about mint chocolate chip, I am sure there… Read more »

The Digital Library Statistics Report

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The name really speaks for itself: ‘The Digital Library Statistics’ Report, available in Content Reserve, generates instantly to display a snapshot of what’s in your digital collection. Statistics include overall and current checkouts, holds, patrons, number of titles and copies of titles in the collection. Best of all, the report includes ‘total’ numbers as well… Read more »