Los Altos School District: Keeping the Momentum During the Summer

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During the spring semester at the Los Altos School District (California) the library staff wanted to make sure their circulation didn’t drop during the coming summer months when students went on break. To maintain their success Kareen Burns, the District’s OverDrive librarian, developed a plan and began publishing eBook news blasts on the district library’s… Read more »

Last Call: Digital Library Champions contest ends Friday!

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    This Friday is your last chance to enter the 2013 OverDrive Digital Library Champions contest! As you’ve probably heard by now, this contest is our chance to recognize and reward our library and school partners that have promoted their digital collections in creative, innovative and effective ways. We’re looking for future hall of famers!… Read more »

Visit OverDrive at #ISTE2013

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Monday, June 24th is the kickoff of ISTE 2013 in San Antonio and Team OverDrive will be there. Stop by booth #10064 to learn about the latest features and advancements in OverDrive’s eBook and audiobook services for schools.   At ISTE we’ll be demonstrating new metadata and searchability which allows teachers, parents and students to find titles based… Read more »

24/7 eBooks: Your Digital Library is Never Closed

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  Library buildings, whether public, school or college, cannot be open all the time—even librarians have to sleep! Whether it’s outside of regular business hours, closed for holidays, bad weather or construction, there are times the doors are locked.   Where can library users turn when they want an eBook at 2 A.M. or desperately… Read more »

North East Independent School District: Using Browser-based reading to increase usage

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North East ISD (San Antonio, Texas) was recently looking for a way to garner more attention and increase the circulation of the district’s digital library. While they have always had decent usage of their eBook collection, Faye Hagerty, NEISD’s head librarian, wanted greater results.   She decided to work from the top of the district… Read more »

Foreign Language Marketing Materials

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Hola. Bonjour. 你好. Привет. If you don’t speak Spanish, French, Chinese or Russian . . . Hello!   When you’re trying to reach new users and spread the word about your digital collection, there are many ways to say hello and encourage them to use your eBooks and audiobooks. To help increase awareness of your… Read more »

The Next Generation Platform Rollout Review

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Just in time for summer, the rollout of OverDrive’s Next Generation Digital Library Platform is nearly complete. The goal of the Next Generation Platform was to improve and streamline user experience, and the accompanying enhancements, including One-Step Checkout™, browser-based reading with OverDrive Read, and filtered search functionality, are now live and available for users to… Read more »