More Steampunk eBooks & Audiobooks!

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Earlier this week we provided a list of some of the best Steampunk titles available in OverDrive Marketplace. Let’s dive back into the world of ‘gas-lamp fantasy’ with some more great Steampunk for both YA lovers and adult readers alike! For Juvenile/Young Adult Steampunkers   Leviathan, Leviathan Series, Book 1 (Scott Westerfeld) Audiobook.  At the… Read more »

Digipalooza 2013 Highlights

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If you weren’t able to attend our DigiPalooza users group meeting, we’re so sorry. You missed a great time with lots of parties and food, great speakers including Mitch Albom and author Anna Banks, and tons of useful information from OverDrive, library partners, and publishers as well. Here are just a few highlights from some… Read more »

Why we love libraries

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Libraries are a wonderful place. They provide countless services and are often times the center of the community. They bring community members together through events and programs; offer internet access and research options to those who would otherwise be without; and supply an endless amount of knowledge simply by walking through their doors. Libraries allow… Read more »

4,000 libraries & schools have joined Big Library Read!

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On August 15th, OverDrive announced the next Big Library Read, ‘Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth.’ Since then over 4,000 libraries from six countries have signed up to be a part of this global digital book club. Big Library Read is free to libraries and schools during the program (September 16th-30th) and enables users to check out… Read more »

STEAMPUNK: Stories That Play With History (Part one)

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Spirit of Optimism Alternate history Technology misplaced in time Age of invention     Mad scientist        philosopher  Automaton Science fiction Clockwork     Steampunk is a sub-genre and the newest literary child of science fiction. The term steampunk originated in the late 1980’s when K.W. Jeter, author of Morlock Night, wrote a letter to Locus, a… Read more »

OverDrive end user survey results – Spring 2013

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Earlier this year, OverDrive surveyed 70,000 end users around the world to learn how they interact with their library’s digital collection. This survey offers insight into who eBook users are and how they are using digital titles. At Digipalooza, OverDrive shared the survey results and we’re excited to share them with those who couldn’t attend… Read more »

School Digital Library search metadata

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In early August we announced the rollout of OverDrive’s new Digital Library for schools. A number of features have been added to the improved interface including updated help materials, visual theme options and expanded title information. Perhaps the most exciting addition, however, is the search metadata now available to users.     Students, teachers and… Read more »

OverDrive Media Console 3.0 is Live!

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  OverDrive is proud to announce the release of OverDrive Media Console 3.0, which is now live for iOS and Android users. Once you update your OMC app on your smartphone or tablet you will see a number of new features including: A redesigned user interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation and a one-stop… Read more »

New Nexus 7 (2013) review

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The new Nexus 7 has the highest ppi screen (323) on the market. It’s easier to hold than a paper-back book, and it’s responsive as heck. Put all that together, and you’ve got one killer device.   For reading, it’s nigh impossible to beat the new Nexus 7. Seriously, the screen and features are just… Read more »