More hot topics webinars coming in September!

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September is almost here, so why haven’t you heard anything about Training Month yet? We are shifting what you’ve traditionally known as Training Month into quarterly hot topic webinars, and for September we’re going big. We’ll have 4 new or updated courses (2 sessions each) on Next Generation Basics, and here’s an idea of what… Read more »

Next Big Library Read title unveiled!

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In May, OverDrive launched the Big Library Read program, designed to demonstrate the valuable role libraries play in connecting readers with books and authors. It was the first-ever global book club, connecting readers around the world who read the same book at the same time. Thousands of libraries embraced the program making it a huge… Read more »

Macmillan titles now available for Canadian Library partners

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  This morning OverDrive is proud to announce that more than 1,600 eBooks from Macmillan are now available in Marketplace for Canadian public libraries. The collection of mystery and crime titles from Minotaur Books specializes in thrillers, cozy mysteries, psychological suspense, and hard-boiled crime. Select from must-have mystery authors like Chris Ewan, Ian Rankin, Lee… Read more »

A Closer Look at OverDrive Media Console version 3.0

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OverDrive Media Console has an ever growing history with mobile platforms. We first released a mobile version of OMC on the Windows Mobile platform in September of 2009, followed soon after by the Android version in December of ’09, and then the BlackBerry version in February ‘10 and finally on iOS devices in April ’10…. Read more »

Bilingual Interface options for your next generation digital library

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Lisez-vous eBooks?   86 libraries in 20 countries world-wide are now live with bilingual interface options on OverDrive’s Next Generation Digital Library platform. All of our partners on the new platform can now opt in to give their patrons the ability to change the interface of their library’s OverDrive site to French Canadian, Simplified Chinese,… Read more »

Congratulations 2013 Digital Library Champions Contest Winners!

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    The time has come to publicly congratulate our winners for the 2013 Digital Library Champions contest! Dozens of entries were submitted from library and school partners all over the world and 12 great semi-finalists were selected. The final winners were handpicked by members of the editorial staff at Library Journal, who graciously partnered with us… Read more »

Podcast: New and Featured Content for August

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  Head over to OverDrive’s Learning Center to listen to our brand-new collection highlights podcast for the month of August. We’ll give you the low-down on the newest publishers in OverDrive Marketplace, and we’ll also highlight this month’s featured publishers and share news about publishers who’ll be joining us soon.   This month’s publishers include… Read more »

OverDrive Media Console 3.0 announced at Digipalooza

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Our previous post touched on some of the highlights of Digipalooza ‘13  including presentations given on topics including Big Data trends, the latest partnerships OverDrive has formed, what’s coming next from major publishers and a memorable keynote speech by Mitch Albom. An important message came on Friday morning when it was announced that OverDrive Media… Read more »

Digipalooza Conference Sets Agenda for Library eBook and Digital Media Lending

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This past weekend over 550 public, school, and special librarians from around the world gathered in Cleveland for Digipalooza 2013 to discover what’s next in the world of digital media. Representatives from major publishing houses HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, AudioGo/Blackstone and others presented their upcoming titles and participated in panels about the future of digital… Read more »