U.S. Navy joins Big Library Read

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On Wednesday, May 15th,  public library users around the world will begin simultaneously checking out ‘Four Corners of the Sky’ thanks to the pilot program of Big Library Read. Among those enjoying the story about a naval pilot will be actual enlisted servicemen and women of the United States Navy. Just like any library’s OverDrive-powered… Read more »

Potential Biggest Book of the Year Coming Tomorrow

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Don’t miss Dan Brown’s Inferno, available to purchase in eBook and audiobook formats on Tuesday, May 14th in the Content Reserve Marketplace. Inferno is a sequel to Brown’s blockbuster earlier titles featuring symbologist Robert Langdon. They are, in order, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and now Inferno.   As you… Read more »

Celebrating Literary Heroines for Mother’s Day

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                  Who are your favorite literary heroines?  We posed this same question earlier this week on Facebook and Twitter and got some great responses. From classic characters like Elizabeth Bennet (even in her incarnation in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”!) to adventurous protagonists Katniss Everdeen and Lisbeth Salander… Read more »

New User Assistance Training Makes Troubleshooting Easy

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Recently we have seen an increase in requests for more information and training on user assistance. Rest assured, you have been heard! We completely revamped the User Assistance (formerly Patron Assistance) training course with a new, simple ‘scenario, explanation and solution’ approach. There is something for everyone, whether your role happens to be in Information… Read more »

Hachette eBooks are here!

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Just last week we announced that Hachette Book Group, one of the world’s leading publishers, has agreed to make its entire digital catalog of eBooks available to libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada. Please reference our press release for more information about Hachette eBook availability via OverDrive.   We go live tomorrow (Wednesday,… Read more »

Big Library Read is coming soon!

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Last week we announced the new Big Library Read initiative as a joint effort between Sourcebooks, OverDrive and public libraries worldwide.  It’s a unique program (May 15-June 1) designed to unite the world in reading the same eBook title at the same time and to demonstrate the influence library patrons can have. We already know… Read more »

Podcast: New and Featured Content for May

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Spring is officially here, and with it comes a crop of new content for your library. Our May collection highlights podcast clues you in to new, featured, and soon-to-be-added publishers in Content Reserve to help keep your collection fresh.   This month’s newly added content includes best-selling travel guides that will help your readers map… Read more »