Win a $1,500 Collection Credit: LibraryBIN Community Outreach Contest

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At the end of the holiday season, library customers visit your ‘Virtual Branch’ website en masse to download eBooks, audiobooks, and more for their shiny new gadgets. Last year daily circulation activity on ‘Virtual Branch’ websites increased 20% from December 2009 to January 2010. That’s a big leap and it doesn’t even account for the… Read more »

UPDATE: A message from the Support Team on the iPhone app

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Yesterday, when we released the iPhone app with eBook support, our Support Team received some reports that the apps were crashing on upgrade. Luckily, this unforeseen bug has a quick, easy fix. If you were an existing OverDrive Media Console user and you upgraded to the OverDrive Media Console v2.0, all you have to do… Read more »

OverDrive apps for iPhone and Android now support eBooks

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Today, we released an update to the OverDrive apps for iPhone and Android, which adds support for eBooks from OverDrive libraries. Now your customers will be able to download both EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks directly to their iPhone, iPod touch, or Android phone/tablet. New users can search for “OverDrive Media Console” in the Apple App… Read more »

Welcome new OverDrive partners – November 2010

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Congratulations to the following partners that went live with an OverDrive digital collection in November. Click on any link to be directed to each library’s ‘Virtual Branch’ website. Ashwaubenon School District (Wisconsin) Maine Regional School Unit 21 (Maine) New Haven Free Public Library (Connecticut) Northeast Texas Digital Consortium (Texas) State Library… Read more »

Most Downloaded Books from the Library Lists for November 2010

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Last month’s predictions have come true!  November releases are gaining heavy circulation.  The November 2 release of the final installment of Nora Robert’s Bride Quartet, Happy Ever After, took the No. 7 and No. 5 spots on the Most Downloaded eBooks and Audiobooks lists.  Released one week later, Decision Points, the long-awaited presidential memoir by George… Read more »