2011 is the Year of the eBook in Boise

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Lindsay Wyatt, reference librarian at the Boise Public Library in Idaho, shares a year-long initiative for educating users on eBook downloads. We at the Boise Public Library are celebrating eBooks all year long with our Year of the eBook outreach events. After taking the first few months of the year to train staff, purchase eReading… Read more »

Community Outreach training reminder – register now!

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Calling all library partners looking for new and exciting promotion and marketing ideas! You’re invited to the next open Community Outreach training on Thursday, April 7, at 2:00 pm EDT. This session, open to all OverDrive library partners, will share easy and cost-effective techniques for introducing new users to your OverDrive service. We’ll showcase some creative… Read more »

OverDrive gears up for ACRL

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As academic librarians from across the country pack their bags for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in Philadelphia, OverDrive is busy adding academic and scholarly content to its catalog to meet the information seeking needs of colleges and universities. This conference is the platform for academic librarians to meet, share, and… Read more »

Hot Title: Jean Auel’s THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES

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In the long-awaited conclusion to Jean Auel’s Earth’s Children series, Ayla, her mate, Jondalar, and their daughter, Jonayla, bring readers back to the Ice Age in The Land of Painted Caves. (Out tomorrow and available in eBook format from OverDrive.) The European family takes readers on an adventurous journey as Ayla struggles to find an appropriate… Read more »

Children’s books go digital

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Children’s books are the cornerstone of reading.  From a very young age, children are introduced to books that allow them to marvel at faraway lands and colorful characters through illustrations and powerful words. To this very day, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and Animalia rank… Read more »

Librarians and publishers will engage in eBook dialogue at Digipalooza

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Registration for Digipalooza, OverDrive’s third international user group conference July 28-31, 2011, in Cleveland, Ohio, is open and space is filling quickly. Hundreds of public and school librarians from around the world, publishers, industry experts, and the OverDrive team will come together for this educational and networking conference which will address the massive surge in… Read more »

eBooks and technology in education

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While the number of schools taking advantage of OverDrive’s School Download Library increases, more and more people are learning about and discussing the benefits of technology in and through their schools. Those who have had the opportunity to experience technology and digital books within their schools have encouraged others to follow suit. “We use technology as… Read more »

Hot Title: Kristin Hannah’s NIGHT ROAD

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In an emotional tale, Kristin Hannah raises questions about love, forgiveness, and parenthood that are surprisingly universal. In Night Road, Jude Farraday has raised her twins, Mia and Zach, to be bright and happy teens. She has also become extremely supportive of Lexi Baill, a former foster child who moved to the area. Mia and… Read more »

Growing interest in eBooks by readers over 55

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Cindy Orr takes a look at how readers over 55 are jumping into to eBooks in her monthly blog post. A Pew Internet poll shows that different generations in the US use the Internet in different ways. While searching is number one, and health information is second for all ages, after that there is a considerable… Read more »

eBooks and audiobooks for St. Patrick’s Day

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we are taking a look at some impressive Irish authors. These European writers have contributed hundreds upon hundreds of intriguing, dramatic, and breath-taking stories. And while we recommend readers pick up these novels anytime during the year, today we acknowledge those authors with Irish roots. Second-guessing American history, author… Read more »