Happy Digital Learning Day! Incorporating eBooks into your lesson plan

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On February 1st faculty, teachers and students from all across America will partake in a national celebration of technology.  The first annual Digital Learning Day is dedicated to engaging students and teachers with the newest technologies available in the educational world. The founders have created the website Digital Learning Day full of great ideas, tool… Read more »

Southern Fried eBooks

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Welcome aboard OverDrive’s eBook Culinary Tour of the American South! I hope ya’ll are hungry! We’ll be stopping at some of Dixie’s best local restaurants to experience good eats, fabulous recipes and secrets from the region’s homegrown cooks! First stop is Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant in Staunton, VA. This small-town staple has been family-owned and serving… Read more »

The eBooks and audiobooks of 2012

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Cindy Orr talks big books to look forward to this year in her monthly column: What better way to start a new year than to take a look at some of the books we can anticipate with pleasure in the next few months? While the Fall Announcements are not out quite yet, we have a… Read more »

The continued growth of OverDrive’s School Download Library

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In the fall of 2011 I conducted a survey sent out amongst all of OverDrive’s K-12 partners who are currently using our School Download Library platform.  With the massive growth experienced across the board throughout the past year, we were interested in obtaining feedback specifically from our fastest growing segment: schools.  The numbers were, shall… Read more »

eBook discovery and sampling skyrocketing at public libraries

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While attending American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Dallas this weekend, OveDrive will release 2011 year-end stats. Due to the rapid expansion of device compatibility and consumer awareness, eBook discovery and online reader visits at libraries and schools worldwide experienced triple digit growth in 2011. Key statistics for library eBooks, audiobooks and digital media from… Read more »

eBook Discovery and Sampling Skyrocketing at Public Libraries

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Due to the rapid expansion of device compatibility and consumer awareness, eBook discovery and online reader visits at libraries and schools worldwide experienced triple digit growth in 2011. Key statistics for library eBooks, audiobooks and digital media from OverDrive-powered ‘Virtual Branch’ websites in 2011 include: 1.6 billion book and title catalog pages viewed, up 130%… Read more »