Back to School with School Digital Library from OverDrive

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Another school year is underway, and the kids are getting back into the classroom routine, maybe visiting the school library – or even better – the OverDrive-powered School Digital Library (SDL) site. The SDL platform allows your students to “go” to the library anytime and check out titles for class assignments, research projects, or for… Read more »

Read-Alouds for Tweens and Teens

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Do we still embrace the Oral Tradition? Oral Tradition is the ancient practice of verbally sharing or “passing down” the cultural beliefs, folktales, stories, and songs of a group from one generation to the next. The passing of story and song while seemingly simple pointed to the intricate customs and conventions of the community, long… Read more »

Penguin eBooks’ download to Kindle just got easier

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As we reported yesterday, Penguin eBooks are now available in the OverDrive Marketplace.  Today, we are delighted to announce that Penguin eBooks will be available for “Get for Kindle” in the same convenient manner as the other Kindle eBooks (US only) in your OverDrive collection.  The USB side-loading requirement has been lifted and Penguin eBooks… Read more »

Penguin eBooks are now available in OverDrive Marketplace

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OverDrive is excited to announce that more than 17,000 Penguin eBooks are now live and available for purchase in OverDrive Marketplace! Penguin’s eBooks are available for public and college libraries, including consortium, in the U.S. in the one copy/one user lending model for a one year term.  Availability of the Penguin eBooks to libraries outside… Read more »

OverDrive Media Console app update for iOS users

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An app update for OverDrive Media Console for iOS users is now available in the Apple App Store. This new version addresses the issues that prevented users from opening eBooks in OMC for iOS v3.0.1 after upgrading to iOS 7.   After installing v3.0.2, users may be prompted to re-authorize the app with their Adobe ID… Read more »

Celebrating Banned Books Week

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For over 30 years, Banned Books Week has celebrated the freedom to read while drawing attention to recently and formerly banned and challenged books. This is done because it’s important to focus on why some works face opposition and dissension. In the past, banned books were often a representation of voices in contrast to government… Read more »

OverDrive Media Console iOS 7 issue resolutions

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Apple released iOS 7 yesterday and many Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future.   When an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user upgrades to iOS 7, the app will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook. New or first time users of OMC are unaffected… Read more »

Get help with your Next Generation school library website

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In August we announced that all school digital library websites will be getting a Next Generation makeover. Updated sites come with a suite of new features, such as powerful search and filtering options, a refreshed design, enhanced metadata, and more—including these help resources for students, parents, and staff:   Printable help Students, parents, and staff… Read more »