HarperAudio Titles Now Available in MP3 Format

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HarperAudio has been producing top-notch audiobooks since 1952, when modernist poet Dylan Thomas recorded “A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Five Poems” for the Caedmon label. These days, the HarperCollins imprint continues the spoken-word tradition with memorable recordings of instant classics like Jane O’Connor’s “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth,” Pittacus Lore’s “The Power of Six,” and… Read more »

OverDrive To Launch Streaming Video and Audio Later This Year

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Earlier today, we announced that we’ll be adding streaming video and audio services to our Next Generation digital library platform later this year. Streaming technology will extend the reach of your library’s video, audiobook and music collection thanks to virtually unlimited device compatibility. Users will enjoy quick and easy access to videos, audiobooks and music… Read more »

The Best from Down Under: eBooks for Australia Day

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January 26 is Australia Day, which commemorates the arrival of the Britain’s First Fleet in Sydney Cove in 1788. For many Australians,  the holiday is about spending time with friends and family over a barbeque and a beer – and sometimes an inflatable kiddie pool, as the end of January is peak summer season Down Under…. Read more »

Digital Library As Hub of Discovery: 2012 OverDrive Data Review

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As eBook and audiobook borrowing continues to surge in popularity, OverDrive-powered libraries and schools are generating record traffic. Last month, we reported how Next Generation pilot libraries set checkout records on Christmas, and today, we released data showing how OverDrive libraries powered eBook discovery to new heights in 2012. (View the press release.)   The… Read more »

SirsiDynix To Integrate OverDrive APIs into eResource Central

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Earlier today, SirsiDynix announced plans to integrate OverDrive APIs into eResource Central, its electronic resource management solution for libraries. The integration will enable SirsiDynix library customers to provide their patrons with a single access point to electronic resources including eBooks, eJournals and other digital formats.   “As an industry leader of integrated library system solutions,… Read more »

Quiet Reading: 10 eBooks To Help You Slow Down

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Life is stressful and busy for many of us. Why not slow down with a book?  In the interest of avoiding added pressures, we present this list of heartwarming, inspirational and funny titles that will be sure to help you relax. Happy Reading!   “The Lace Reader” by Brunonia Barry Towner Whitney is descended from… Read more »

CES 2013: eBooks on the Fridge, in the Car, Everywhere!

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, you don’t have to go far to find a web browser—which means you’re never far from your library’s digital collection. Whether you want to read a digital cookbook on your refrigerator door or entertain the kids by letting them flip through a children’s eBook on a touchscreen… Read more »

Gadget Close-Up: Nexus 7 and 10

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Android devices hold a large share of the tablet market—42.7 percent,  according to the latest report from International Data Corporation—so it makes sense to see what all the fuss is about. For evidence of said fuss, look no further than the Nexus tablets on offer directly from Android’s parent, Google. With hardware optimized for the… Read more »

At CES, Limitless Possibilities for Library eBooks

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This week, all eyes in the tech world are focused on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where manufacturers are vying to unveil the Next Big Thing. This year, the most exciting gadgets share a common thread—they’re smart, responsive and connected. From the Hapifork—a data-collecting, web-enabled utensil that vibrates when you eat too quickly—to… Read more »