2011 Outreach Program Contest Outside-the-Library Winner

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County sees the phenomenal growing demand for downloadables as a tremendous opportunity for better serving our customers and attracting new users. In 2011 we embarked on a comprehensive plan to expand usage of our eBooks and e-audiobooks. Among the many steps we took to accomplish this were greatly… Read more »

eBook samples give customers instant access to content

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How many times have you seen your patrons check out twenty plus books at a time from your library? More than likely, those readers don’t read every book in the three-week lending period. Chances are they are simply sampling most of them. Now OverDrive is replicating this experience online by adding thousands of in-copyright eBook… Read more »

Training Month 2011: We’re halfway to the finish

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Time is running out!  Claim your spot for two exciting live sessions:  2011 OverDrive Experience and eBook Explosion! Here’s what you can expect: 2011 OverDrive Experience:  Your instructor will lead you on a tour of OverDrive’s streamlined Virtual Branch experience (including a demonstration of Kindle Books) plus demonstrate OverDrive’s mobile app. eBook Explosion!  This session… Read more »

Library eBooks now available for Amazon® Kindle

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OverDrive is pleased to announce that Amazon® Kindle compatibility with your U.S. public or school library’s eBook collection is here.  See the press release.  This update, which is included at no additional cost to OverDrive partner libraries, allows most existing eBooks in your library’s collection to be read on all Kindle devices or by using… Read more »

How Will We Browse?

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Cindy Orr provides industry news and ideas for increasing access in her monthly blog post. Research has shown that the number of public library readers who find their books by browsing, outnumbers those who search the catalog. (See The Responsive Public Library by Sharon L. Baker.) At least that used to be the case. But,… Read more »