OverDrive Sponsors Edutopia Giveaway for Schools

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The George Lucas Educational Foundation and its affiliated website, Edutopia, are committed to transforming the learning process. And here at OverDrive, we believe that bringing eBooks and audiobooks to school libraries plays a vital role in this transformation. That’s why we’re proud to sponsor this week’s Edutopia Giveaway. Through June 4, we’re encouraging K-12 school… Read more »

The Next Generation: Catch a Sneak Peek of OverDrive Read and OverDrive Media Station

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See book. Read book. That’s how simple the eBook experience will become for millions of readers with the introduction of browser-based eBook reader OverDrive Read later this year. Available to all partners in OverDrive’s global network of libraries, schools and retailers, OverDrive Read will give readers quick-and-easy access to eBooks on any device with a… Read more »

Bonnes Nouvelles! Foreign-Language Harry Potter eBooks Now Available

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Ever since we reached a deal with Pottermore to bring Harry Potter eBooks and audiobooks to the library, readers throughout the OverDrive network have been devouring J.K. Rowling’s groundbreaking series. Now, the wily wizard is poised to cast his spell on even more readers, as all seven Harry Potter titles are available to OverDrive libraries… Read more »

Developer Portal for OverDrive APIs To Launch in July

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OverDrive’s product and development teams have been hard at work developing  a suite of APIs (application programming interfaces) that will enable approved vendors to deeply integrate OverDrive-hosted catalogs and nearly 1 million digital titles with their apps and platforms. In July, we’ll launch the OverDrive Developer Portal along with the first set of OverDrive APIs…. Read more »

New OMC Apps Streamline eReading Experience

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Here’s good news for patrons using Apple and Android devices to enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from the library: We recently released new versions of OverDrive Media Console for iOS and Android platforms. With these new apps, users will notice “look and feel” changes as well as improved overall performance. OverDrive Media Console version 2.4.2 for… Read more »

Take Advantage of Deep Discounts on OverDrive Advantage

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OverDrive’s Advantage program gives libraries that are members of a shared collection the ability to offer popular titles exclusively to their patrons. Advantage libraries can use the program to help fill holds on high circulating titles already in the shared collection, as well as provide additional titles that are not yet available to the group…. Read more »

Dig In To “Downton Abbey”

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One of the most talked-about TV series of the past year is now available in our PBS Maximum Access collection. “Downton Abbey” is a dramatic British series detailing the lives of the Crawley family and their staff living and working at a fictional estate in the early 1900s. The plot of the Emmy-winning series begins… Read more »

Branch Out With OverDrive’s International Language Package

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Looking for ways to attract new users to your library’s OverDrive-powered digital collection? Consider adding titles from our new International Language Package, containing our top titles in Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. The new collection takes the guesswork out of choosing non-English titles by only including the most popular throughout all of the OverDrive libraries. Patrons… Read more »