Biblionix Automation System Leverages OverDrive APIs

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Biblionix is pioneering the integration of print and digital content at libraries throughout the United States. Founded in 2003, the Austin, Texas-based ILS vendor serves small- and medium-sized public libraries and is committed to supporting third-party products with its Apollo automation system.   Even before we introduced OverDrive APIs last summer, Biblionix was integrating OverDrive-hosted… Read more »

OverDrive CEO Steve Potash Hosting Road Map Webinar

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During the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle last month, we enjoyed the opportunity to update our library partners on Next Generation services like streaming video and audio, APIs, and new websites featuring One-Step Checkout and our HTML5-powered eBook reading technology OverDrive Read. We also had the chance to express our support for the… Read more »

Macmillan eBook Pilot Goes Live March 1

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Beginning March 1, Macmillan will offer a selection of popular eBooks for lending at OverDrive-powered public libraries in the United States. Under the pilot program, more than 1,150 eBooks from Macmillan’s Minotaur Books imprint will be available in Content Reserve. The collection includes thrillers, mysteries, psychological suspense, and hard-boiled crime, featuring popular authors like Chris… Read more »

Love, Love, Love That OverDrive App for NOOK

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I’ve had my NOOK Color for a few years now, and I love it. Naturally, I use it to check out eBooks and audiobooks from CLEVENET, my local OverDrive-powered library. Previously, the process involved sideloading the files onto the device from my computer using a USB cable. But since October, the availability of the OverDrive… Read more »

Metropolitan Library System Reaches New Users with TV Ads

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“Fast, hip and memorable.” This was the motto Oklahoma’s Metropolitan Library System adopted when rethinking its marketing strategy late last year. The MLS staff knew there was an untapped market of young people with eReaders, tablets and smartphones in the area who were not taking advantage of the library’s digital collection. But how could they grab… Read more »

Top Ten OverDrive Support Solutions

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It’s February, and unless you’re Phil Connors, it’s the shortest month. By this time of year, users are getting the hang of those new devices they received for the holidays, the weather is (hopefully) showing signs of spring, and love is in the air.   To help you handle users’ support inquiries, the “Top 10… Read more »

Win Content Credits in School Referral Bonus Program

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The power of “word of mouth” is truly amazing. As we continue to expand our presence in K-12 schools, we’ve noticed that many of our new school partners first learned about our eBook platform from their friends working at other school and public libraries (or from their own experiences using their local library’s digital collection)…. Read more »