Videos Dive In To Next Generation

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Coming later this year, OverDrive’s Next Generation digital library platform will enhance our eBook and audiobook services in several ways. We’ve described how our eReading solution OverDrive Read will provide instant access to eBooks on any device with a modern web browser, how OverDrive Media Station will enable in-library access to eBooks on touchscreen monitors… Read more »

Essential Titles for “Back to School”

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Over the hissing of August cicadas, you can faintly hear the sound of children everywhere sighing. In just a few weeks, they’ll be packing up their shiny new eReaders and freshly sharpened colored pencils and heading back to school. Before the big yellow bus rounds the corner, you can prepare your library’s digital collection to… Read more »

Seeing Double: eBooks About Twins

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The first weekend in August marks the annual Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. This unique celebration of multiples is the largest worldwide gathering of twins and has become an annual pilgrimage for families around the world. If you’d like to get in on the fun, expand your digital collection with eBooks and audiobooks that… Read more »

Welcome New OverDrive Partners—July 2012

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It’s the beginning of the month, which means it’s time again to introduce our most recent library partners. As we get closer to the beginning of the school year, it’s fitting that we have recently welcomed 29 new schools and colleges. July brought 29 academic libraries and another 18 public and private digital collections from throughout… Read more »

OverDrive Developer Portal now open

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We’re happy to announce that the OverDrive Developer Portal is now open and accepting applications from interested developers. Our initial set of APIs gives third-party applications the ability to browse OverDrive digital media collections, search for titles, display detailed metadata for a given title, and determine the availability of a title within a given library… Read more »