Open community outreach training

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Looking for ideas on how to promote your download service to your library patrons?  Look no further than our Open Community Outreach training.  The next scheduled session is coming up next week on Thursday, May 6 at 2:00 PM EDT. Register now!  If you can’t attend next week, we offer this session the first Thursday of every month at 2:00 PM… Read more »

Librarian’s guide to manga

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When we ask our libraries what additional content could enhance the value of the download service, one of the most popular answers we hear is manga eBook content.  We listened and are very excited to announce the addition of TOKYOPOP manga–now available to add to your Virtual Branch! With the popularity of manga growing, we wanted to enhance our knowledge of manga content… Read more »

OverDrive for iPhone, plus other app updates

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It’s a big day for OverDrive and all of our library partners. Today, we released OverDrive’s audiobook app for iPhone, which enables users to wirelessly download MP3 audiobooks from OverDrive-powered library websites directly to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. If you have a patron who has asked for an iPhone app, just tell them to… Read more »

Texas Library Association welcomes OverDrive

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Last week, my colleague, Claudia, and I had the pleasure of representing OverDrive at the Texas Library Association in San Antonio, Texas. Thousands of public, school, and academic librarians flooded the Henry B. Gonzalez Conference Center for three days of workshops and exhibits. During the conference, we met with several of our library partners including… Read more »

National Library Week giveaway: And the winner is…

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Congratulations to Charley Hively from West Virginia Digital Entertainment Library Initiative on winning our National Library Week giveaway. Just for telling us what his favorite book or series was growing up, Charley will receive a publisher prize package with audiobooks, print books, and DVDs. So what was his favorite book? He said: “On the last… Read more »

Digital downloads at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival

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Deb Czarnik, Library Manager for Technical Services and Collection Development for Lee County Library System, shares her experience promoting digital downloads at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. On a beautiful spring Saturday in Southwest Florida, we celebrated reading, literacy, and libraries at our 11th Annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Nearly 20,000 attendees came to see their… Read more »

National Library Week giveaway

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On Friday, our resident librarian blogger, Lindsey Levinsohn, told you how libraries influenced her at an early age. Just like Lindsey, some of m y most vivid childhood memories are from the hours I spent in the children’s section of the Erie County Public Library in Pennsylvania. We made crafts, we had story time, and we… Read more »

Southern hospitality

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This past week, I had the pleasure of representing OverDrive at the Alabama Library Association’s 2010 State Show in Huntsville, AL.  I got the chance to meet with many of our Alabama library partners including Camellia Net, Digital Media Zone, and Jefferson County Library Cooperative, and inform them about OverDrive’s 2010 initiatives.  The Alabama Library… Read more »