Celebrate National Bookmobile Day

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Today is National Bookmobile Day. How are you celebrating? We wanted to highlight some milestones and show appreciation for the hard work of hundreds of libraries that have kept OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile going for nearly four years.     Our library partners have served as a host to 580 events since the tour kicked off… Read more »

Happy National Library Workers Day!

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  More than 228 million people used a library card in 2012 (https://www.oclc.org/global-library-statistics.en.html), and each of them has a library worker to thank for that opportunity. Maybe you helped a patron locate a book in the stacks; assisted a student in finding resources for a research paper; hosted a book club discussion; loaded MARC records… Read more »

OverDrive Announces Opening of World Headquarters

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Today, OverDrive announced the opening of its new world headquarters, Blue Sky Campus, in Garfield Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.  A special event celebrating the opening is planned for tomorrow (Wednesday, April 10) and many area librarians, school representatives, partner suppliers and vendors will attend.  In addition, community leaders, such as Garfield Heights Mayor… Read more »

Stay Tuned for National Library Week Celebrations

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National Library Week is quickly approaching. Mark your calendars April 14-20 for a weeklong celebration of our favorite thing–libraries! This event, sponsored by the American Library Association, has been running since 1958 and provides a time to shine a spotlight on the many kinds of libraries in the U.S., promote library services and resources and… Read more »

Digipalooza 2013: Rock Out with the Stones

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There are plenty of reasons to attend Digipalooza 2013. From the librarian-led sessions and publisher roundtable to the networking opportunities and breakout discussions, there is truly something for everyone. Check out the full program along with a list of benefits from attending and highlights from Digipalooza 2011.   As hosts in our hometown of Cleveland,… Read more »

A Closer Look at Library Budget Woes

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Details reported in Library Journal’s Annual Library Budget Survey have been quite depressing for the past few years. And the news from their annual Book Buying Survey hasn’t been any better.   Here’s how LJ summed things up for overall library budgets each year since the economy crashed in 2008: 2009 – Permanent Shift? 2010… Read more »

Podcast: New and Featured Content for April

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                            Our April collection highlights podcast brings you the latest news on new content, hidden gems, and monthly sales in Content Reserve. This month we showcase newly added titles covering healthful living, niche romance, psychoanalysis, middle school spies, and award-winning poetry, among other topics. We also share the inside scoop on content… Read more »