Announcing 2012 Outreach Program Contest Winners

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Congratulations are in order for the five winners of our 2012 Outreach Program Contest! On behalf of Team OverDrive, I’d like to thank all the libraries that participated this year. We’ve seen some fantastic ideas, and in the coming months we’ll be sharing them here in the blog and through our ongoing marketing and training… Read more »

ReadyTalk App Puts OD Training on iPad

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With ReadyTalk’s new app, you can join OverDrive’s upcoming Training Month sessions right from your Apple iPad® and snag a front-row seat to our smash hit, Next Generation Digital Library! The app lets you watch the presentation, use the chat feature, respond to polls, and, best of all, you won’t need to dial in using… Read more »

Happy 4th Birthday, Digital Bookmobile!

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Four years ago today—August 10, 2008—the Digital Bookmobile hosted its first outreach event, in New York City’s Central Park. “All I remember about that day is that it was really hot,” says OverDrive’s Megan Greer, who helped put on the inaugural event. “And there was a lion.” We’re not sure what happened to the lion,… Read more »

Keepin’ It Real: Evolutionary eBooks

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If evolution doesn’t fascinate you, then likely you haven’t read enough about evolution! Luckily, OverDrive has many titles to suit your level of interest, whether you’re simply wondering “How are humans and monkeys related?” or digging into more advanced questions, like “How did evolution result in complex parts, like eyes or feathers?” Answering these questions… Read more »

Childrens/YA & International Content Helps OverDrive Hit 1 Million Titles

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Last month, OverDrive’s eBook and audiobook catalog topped 1 million titles, with Children’s, Young Adult and International content leading the way. Our newest publishing partners include Kids Can Press—home of Franklin the Turtle—Amicus Publishing, Holiday House and Mango Languages. To learn more about this diverse group of publishers, check out today’s press release. Of late,… Read more »

Social Media Sharing Comes to OMC Apps

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With the release of OverDrive Media Console v2.5 for Android™, iOS and Windows® Phone, we’re implementing features that enable users to share their enthusiasm for library eBooks and audiobooks via social media networks. On each of the platforms, users have the option to share from within the eBook or audiobook title they’re enjoying. Selecting a… Read more »

Get Your Seats for Training Month!

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s almost time! The final touches have been added, and we’re all ready to raise the curtain on Next Generation Digital Library. It looks like you’re just as eager as we are, because seats are quickly filling up for the big show. Don’t miss out on all the excitement coming to your… Read more »