Track your Maximum Access circulation with real-time reports

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A few months back we highlighted tracking your overall digital circulation using the ‘Activity Chart’.  Today we’re expanding upon the ‘Activity Chart’ to feature options for tracking your circulation specifically for Maximum Access titles. Maximum Access is a licensing model available from select publishers, who allow unlimited simultaneous access to their content. Some examples include Blackstone Audio, Inc.,… Read more »

Your library could win the 2010 ‘Outreach Program’ Contest

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Don’t forget – now through June 30 you have a chance to win great prizes for your library by entering OverDrive’s ‘Outreach Program’ Contest. Winners will be judged based on effectiveness and creativity of the campaign(s). The contest is open to all OverDrive library partners, including main and branch locations, and libraries participating in an OverDrive shared… Read more »

Digital titles, efficient collections

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Contributor Cindy Orr reflects on the efficiency of digital collections in her monthly blog post. Have you noticed how efficient your digital library collection is in comparison with the print collection? Typically, a print collection goes through the following steps to be ready for a patron to choose and use: Selection Ordering Receiving Cataloging Processing… Read more »

What is a Public Library? – iPad commercial parody

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We usually don’t post random videos, but our Facebook likers (I think that’s what we call them now) enjoyed this iPad commercial parody enough to warrant sharing it here too. I know it made me smile when I stumbled upon it last night. What do you think of the video?

Something old, something new, something blue, and eBooks?

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It’s wedding season – and with it comes appointments, planning, and busy brides-to-be! Can’t make it to the library to check out the latest wedding planning book or inspiration books to get that perfect centerpiece? Check out your library’s virtual branch and you will find a helpful selection of wedding titles you can download from home. Here… Read more »

Soccer (football) explains the world

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Forgive me for having a different mind set about soccer… I’m sorry, football as it is called in most of the world. To me, football consists of helmeted guys throwing around a pig skin and trying to score a touchdown, but to the rest of the world it is kicking a black and white ball into a… Read more »

Find library eBooks, audiobooks & more: New OverDrive Search

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Last week, we launched the new OverDrive Search website, which makes it easier for users to discover digital content from your library’s download website. How, you ask? Well, here are some of the improvements that users will encounter: 1. Keyword Searches: The new search function provides users with full-text searching, which means a search for… Read more »

Welcome new OverDrive partners – May 2010

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Congratulations to the following library, school, and academic partners that went live with an OverDrive download collection in May! Click on any link to be directed to each library’s Virtual Branch website. Indiana Digital Download Center (IN) http://iddc.lib.overdrive.com Craighead County Jonesboro Virtual Library (AR) http://libraryinjonesboro.lib.overdrive.com Dallas Public Library Digital Catalog (TX) http://dallaslibrary.lib.overdrive.com San Rafael Digital Downloads (CA) http://downloads.srpubliclibrary.org Listening… Read more »