Video holiday bonus offer from OverDrive

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Give your patrons the ultimate gift this holiday season by offering hundreds of best-selling video titles available to everyone, all the time! When you add a Maximum Access (always available) video subscription from Image Entertainment or PBS* to your digital catalog before the end of the year, you’ll receive a FREE bonus video package!  The… Read more »

Popular music from EMI now available

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Today, we added more than 2,500 popular music albums from EMI to the OverDrive catalog, with thousands of additional albums set to go live in the coming weeks. The new collection, available to US library partners, features full WMA albums (one-copy, one-user) from pop superstars and legendary artists, including Keith Urban, R.E.M., David Bowie, Robbie… Read more »

Follow @OverDriveLibs on Twitter. Win a Sony Reader.

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OverDrive just launched @OverDriveLibs on Twitter, so we’re giving away a Sony Reader to celebrate. To enter: Follow: @OverDriveLibs on Twitter. Tweet: “I get eBooks from my library and #OverDrive. RT and follow @OverDriveLibs to win a Sony Reader. http://ow.ly/3aIe4“ Grand Prize: Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 But wait, there’s more. If you are the… Read more »

Why Do We Enjoy Fiction Anyway?

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Cindy Orr takes a look at the science behind story in her monthly blog post. Why would we, with all the choices we have for spending our free time, sit down and read a story? Aristotle said it was because what he called poetics deals not with things that have happened, but with things that can happen…. Read more »

Review: Pandigital Novel is an inexpensive multimedia device option

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Here’s a new term to add to your ever growing tech-related vocabulary: ‘multimedia device’. The Pandigital Novel is not just an eBook Reader. It is, in fact, a multimedia device allowing access to Facebook, email, games, photos, and eBooks (let’s not forget the reason I’m reviewing this device). You’re probably more familiar with Pandigital from… Read more »

ContentWire – A new look for our collection development newsletter

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Our US and Canadian library partners might have noticed that ContentWire looked a little different when they received it yesterday. Thanks to our faithful readers’ input, this fabulous redesign makes our collection development newsletter easier to read and provides quicker access to great new content from OverDrive. Each edition will still be delivered in the same… Read more »

Sneak Preview: OverDrive eBook app for iPhone

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhbV3phZ-N4 Watch the Video on YouTube In December 2010, you and your library customers will be able to enjoy eBooks and audiobooks on the iPhone in a single app! iPad & Android apps also coming soon.

Update: eBook devices cheat sheet

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In September, a new librarian reference tool was introduced: the eBook Devices Cheat Sheet.  With the biggest shopping day of the year quickly approaching, we have updated the eBook Devices Cheat Sheet (PDF) to include the Pandigital Novel as a compatible device. Your library staff will likely receive more questions about eBook readers during the holiday… Read more »

Welcome new OverDrive partners – October 2010

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Congratulations to the following partners that went live with an OverDrive digital collection in October. Click on any link to be directed to each library’s ‘Virtual Branch’ website. Izmir Institute of High Technology (Turkey) http://iyte.lib.overdrive.com University High School (Illinois) http://uhigh.lib.overdrive.com Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School (Florida) http://saintstephens.lib.overdrive.com Missouri Public Library Digital Consortium (Missouri) http://molib2go.lib.overdrive.com Mesquite ISD… Read more »