Around Here, It’s Always LEAP Year

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In honor of leap day, I’d like to remind you of an important service from OverDrive—our Library eBook Accessibility Program (LEAP). Working for OverDrive has introduced me to an array of wonderful librarians, both here in the office and beyond its walls (shout out to the hundreds of librarians who’ve heard my voice narrating our… Read more »

Enjoy OverDrive Media Console on BlackBerry PlayBook

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With the launch of PlayBook OS 2.0, OverDrive Media Console now allows users to access digital titles on their BlackBerry tablets. The OMC app for PlayBook has the same great functionality seen on other platforms, allowing you to check out and download titles right from your device. All you have to do is make sure… Read more »

Harry Potter eBooks Cast Spell on Libraries & Schools

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Here’s big news for Harry Potter fans: OverDrive has reached an agreement with Pottermore, the home of Harry Potter eBooks, to become the exclusive worldwide eBook and digital audiobook distributor to public and school libraries for J.K. Rowling’s wildly successful series. For the first time ever, readers will be able to access digital versions of… Read more »

OverDrive’s WIN Catalog is live in pilot

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OverDrive is excited to announce the pilot launch of the WIN Catalog. Library partners now live in pilot include Cuyahoga County Public Library (OH), Rochester Public Library (MN), New York Public Library, Boston Public Library and Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, with additional libraries expected to follow. As previously shared, the WIN Catalog is an integrated suite of new features… Read more »

Smart Lists Now Live in Content Reserve

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We are pleased to announce that a new collection development feature, “Smart Lists,” went live today. Smart Lists can be accessed in Content Reserve under “Select Express.” We also put together a short video (or click the image at right) to demonstrate the many ways Smart Lists can support your library’s collection development. Smart Lists… Read more »

eBooks to Make You LOL

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If you’re like me then you are probably deep into your winter blues by now. All of the holidays have passed, there are no off days in sight, and it’s bitterly cold. Your car looks like it detoured through a salt mine and forgot to tell you. You go to grocery stores out of necessity… Read more »

Now Available: Early Audiobook Return for iOS Devices

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As mobile device use continues to grow, OverDrive remains committed to developing the best possible features to support your mobile eBooks and audiobooks. Today, we are pleased to announce the release of OverDrive® Media Console™ v2.4 for iOS (iPhone®/iPad®/iPod touch®).   With OMC v2.4, iOS users now have the option to return eBooks and audiobooks… Read more »