Publisher Spotlight: Open Road Integrated Media

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  Jane Friedman has had a long and unusually successful career in publishing. She began as a typist for Knopf, then moved into the publicity department. Friedman is credited with inventing the author tour, when she sent Julia Child on a cooking demonstration junket in 1970.   Friedman was steadily promoted into then-parent company Random… Read more »

OverDrive Updates Help Articles for Next Gen Users

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As we continue to roll out Next Generation websites for our library partners around the world, we’re also updating OverDrive Help to reflect the new interface. Many of the existing Help articles now include instructions and screenshots for Next Gen sites, as well as the legacy sites. For instance, “How to borrow audiobooks and eBooks… Read more »

OverDrive Launches Free School eBook Trial

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  For a limited time, we’re offering schools the chance to try our Next Generation eBook platform for free. With this free trial, schools can lend popular and educational eBook titles to students for use anytime, anywhere, on any major eReading device. Students simply browse or search for an eBook, borrow it from the school… Read more »

10 Reasons to Register Now for Digipalooza 2013

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Calling all librarians! Registration is open for Digipalooza 2013, and we want to see you in Cleveland this August 1-4 for our fourth international user group conference.   Interested in coming, but need help deciding if it’s right for you? Here are 10 reasons you should attend Digipalooza this year: The popularity of eBooks is… Read more »

K-12 Students Excel with School eBooks

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As more schools around the world experiment with eBook lending, we’re seeing more and more evidence showing the effectiveness of digital resources in the classroom. A new study conducted by Australia’s New South Wales Department of Education and Communities in conjunction with Softlink— the official reseller of OverDrive’s school eBook platform in Australia—reveals how eBooks… Read more »

Celebrate “I Love to READ” Month with Bookmark Templates

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Here at OverDrive, we marketing specialists are big fans of many things. We love pictures of puppies and otters, hilarious rhymes and any internet meme that comes our way. But when it comes to what we’re truly passionate about, there are just three things: reading, technology and creative marketing. Conveniently, the month of February allows… Read more »

OverDrive Supports ReadersFirst Initiative

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While exhibiting and meeting with dozens of our library partners at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting last month, we joined a group of librarians, ILS vendors and distributors at Seattle Public Library to participate in the ReadersFirst initiative. OverDrive CEO Steve Potash made it clear that we support the overall objectives of our public… Read more »

Digital Bookmobile Tour Kicks Off in Los Angeles

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The 2013 Digital Bookmobile North American Tour launches today at California’s Ventura County Library. The Digital Bookmobile is beginning its sixth year of raising awareness for digital collections from coast to coast. The 18-wheel traveling exhibit features hands-on displays and interactive workstations that show readers at schools and libraries how to take advantage of Next… Read more »

Podcast: New and Featured Content for February

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Tune in to our February collection highlights podcast for an inside look at this month’s new publishers, hidden gems and great deals for your digital collection.   Each month, we delve into the Content Reserve Marketplace to share with you the latest additions and our favorite finds for your collection. This month, we give you… Read more »

“Also Available As eBook” Templates Now Available

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Who doesn’t like stickers? Recently, electronic resources librarian Amy Calhoun shared how Sacramento Public Library has been giving its eBooks a physical presence by placing “Now in eBook Format!” stickers on the covers of corresponding titles in the physical collection. Calhoun’s Librarian Share blog post was a hit, and we’ve received a lot of feedback… Read more »