If we’ve reached the eBook tipping point, what’s next?

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Cindy Orr, in her monthly blog post, takes a look at the surge in eBook usage and discusses how libraries can serve their customers now that the format has gone mainstream. Back in September I speculated that we were beginning the approach to the print/digital tipping point. Experts were predicting that the “death of the book”… Read more »

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab – a true tablet

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is definitely more than just an eBook reader.  It is a true tablet and the first to rival Apple’s iPad, at least that’s what other experts on the Internet are saying.  As much as I would love to write about this device on all of its multimedia functionalities (for instance that… Read more »

2010 statistics, plus Most Downloaded Juvenile eBooks and audiobooks

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Yesterday, we released the 2010 stats from libraries and schools in the OverDrive network. When I was gathering the information, one number stood out: eBook checkouts at libraries and schools were up 200% in 2010.  After the surge in Christmas traffic on ‘Virtual Branch’ websites, it’s clear that libraries and schools have become a significant… Read more »

AudioGO slashes prices with 30% off in January

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What better way to enjoy the New Year than to snuggle up with an audiobook from AudioGO LTD, the home of BBC audiobooks. AudioGO’s biggest books will be on sale to all libraries, including those in the UK, through January 30, 2011. Add this premium digital content to your ‘Virtual Branch’ starting with the always… Read more »

Welcome new OverDrive partners – December 2010

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Congratulations to the following partners that went live with an OverDrive digital collection in December. Click on any link to be directed to each library or school’s ‘Virtual Branch’ website. Santa Monica Public Library OverDrive Collections (California) http://ebook.smpl.org Yorba Linda Digital Library (California) http://ylpl.lib.overdrive.com Greenwood Public Library Digital Collection (Indiana) http://greenwood.lib.overdrive.com Lone Star Digital Library… Read more »