Holiday Gadget Close-Up: NOOK HD and HD+

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Barnes & Noble released the first NOOK in December 2009. At the time, the combination of an E Ink screen on top and a small touch screen on the bottom distinguished the NOOK from other eReaders. Since then, Barnes & Noble has released new iterations of the NOOK, from the NOOK Touch and Simple Touch… Read more »

Empowering Your Library for the Next Generation

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Last week, OverDrive CEO Steve Potash sent the following letter to our library partners. The letter provides an update on Next Generation initiatives, previews new publisher relationships, and celebrates some of the digital library success stories of the past year. –Ed. Dear Library Partner,   OverDrive’s Next Generation website is live with a handful of… Read more »

Holiday Gadget Guide, Part II: Quinton’s Take

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We’ve been previewing the hottest new devices for library eBooks, with spotlights on the iPad mini, Kindle Paperwhite, NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, and even kid-friendly tablets. Here, OverDrive technical writer Quinton Lawman makes his personal picks. –Ed.   So you’re looking to purchase a magical piece of gadgetry for a certain someone on your… Read more »

Holiday Gadget Close-Up: Devices for Kids

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We’ve been previewing the hottest new devices for library eBooks, including the iPad mini, Kindle Paperwhite, NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, and other new gadgets. Stay tuned for more device spotlights all month long! –Ed.   Tablets aren’t just for grown-ups. Arnova’s ChildPad, Fuhu’s Nabi, and Oregon Scientific’s MEEP! are all designed specifically for kids,… Read more »

From Anaheim to Waltham, Welcome New Partners!

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We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the 53 new partners that launched digital collections with OverDrive in November. Libraries, schools and colleges from the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada all joined the OverDrive family. We’ve welcomed more than 550 new partners so far this year! Anaheim Public Library (California) Angleton Independent… Read more »

Holiday Gadget Close-Up: iPad mini

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Last month, we previewed some of the “Hottest Devices for Library eBooks,” and throughout the holiday season we’ll be spotlighting the best gadgets for accessing your library’s OverDrive collection.  Today, we focus on the iPad mini. –Ed.   It’s bigger than an iPhone, but smaller than an iPad—it’s iPad mini. With a 7.9-inch screen, this… Read more »