iPad testing results are in…

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OverDrive completed testing on the highly-anticipated Apple iPad. The iPad runs a version of the iPhone OS, so it has the similar compatibility with our formats. Both MP3 and WMA audiobooks can be transferred to the device using OverDrive Media Console for Windows, and MP3 audiobooks can be transferred with OverDrive’s Mac software. Libraries with an OverDrive Download… Read more »

Judging a book by its cover

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Contributor Cindy Orr discusses the importance of the book cover in her monthly blog post. A friend of mine once said that she first knew J.K. Rowling’s books were going to be a hit when she counted eight grown men reading Harry Potter on the train. So, how would we she have known what those men were… Read more »

National Library Week – April 11-17, 2010

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Great philanthropist and library hero Andrew Carnegie, who donated money to build over 2,500 libraries now known as Carnegie Libraries, said it best, “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the Earth as the Free Public Library — this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” The… Read more »

OverDrive Download Station v3.2.0.5 is now available

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If your library has an OverDrive Download Station, it’s time to update that software. We just released OverDrive Download Station v3.2.0.5, which will ready your station for future releases of OverDrive’s mobile apps. When OverDrive for Android™ v1.1, OverDrive for BlackBerry® v1.0, and OverDrive for Windows Mobile® v1.1 become available, your station will be able… Read more »

Go indie: New films and TV series from Film Movement and IFC

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Didn’t make it to Sundance or the Cannes Film Festival? No problem. We got you covered! Indie and foreign films from Film Movement and TV series from Independent Film Channel are now available in OverDrive’s Content Reserve. Film Movement has movies from France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Canada, Israel and more. IFC programming includes The Business, The Whitest Kids U’… Read more »

In the News: Colorado library delivers eBooks to troops overseas

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Check this out! The Windsor-Serverance Library District, a member of Across Colorado Digital Consortium, received some great news coverage about soldiers accessing its eBook collection from Afghanistan. From the Windsor Beacon: The Windsor-Severance Library District is going overseas to Afghanistan. A relatively new program, OverDrive, has been implemented by the WSLD which allows library users… Read more »

April’s Brilliance Audio 50% off Sale

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Happy April! With the flower budding and spring in the air we present to you a Brilliance Audio 50% off sale! Add this collection of over 250 front-list bestsellers and stock your digital shelves with your patrons’ favorite authors, for half the price. Collections include chart-topping authors such as Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber,… Read more »