10 creepy titles to celebrate Halloween

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Halloween is a holiday that sparks the imagination—and not just when it comes to thinking up creative costumes. It’s a day when we’re invited to contemplate worlds other than our own, when ghost stories are spun with relish, when the supernatural seem almost possible. In short, it’s the perfect opportunity to dive into a dark… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Video Killed the Printed Handout Star

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  In August, we announced the winners of this year’s Digital Library Champions contest. Each winner has agreed to share their success story through a series of Librarian’s Share blog posts. This week, we feature the winner of the “Online” category, Jackson County Library Services (member of the  Oregon Digital Library Consortium):   For some… Read more »

Are you excited for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special?

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“You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books! The best weapons in the world!” – The Tenth Doctor   On November 23rd, 1963, the BBC introduced the world to The Doctor. Eleven incarnations, dozens of companions, one K-9, and countless TARDIS rides later, Doctor Who has become a worldwide cultural phenomenon.   On November 23rd,… Read more »

Announcing Next Generation Basics raffle winners

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  As part of Next Generation Basics, OverDrive presented participants with the chance to win a $500 collection credit for their libraries, some great new devices, and an OverDrive Media Station. We also offered the Super User quiz, an opportunity for partners to test their OverDrive knowledge and earn the Next Generation Basics Super User… Read more »

Multilingual support for your patrons

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  Attracting new users to your OverDrive-powered website is essential for maintaining a successful digital collection. By adding support for multiple languages to your website, your library can use Spanish, French (Canadian), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or Japanese translations to reach new users. Russian and Malay language support will be available later this month.  … Read more »

For the first time, Macmillan adds entire backlist to OverDrive Marketplace

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Macmillan has added 9,300 eBook titles to their existing offerings available for library lending in OverDrive Marketplace. These titles, which include best sellers from Matthew Quick, Bill O’Reilly, Janet Evanovich and many others, are now available to add to your library collection.   According to Macmillan’s Sales Division President, Alison Lazarus, “Macmillan is increasing our… Read more »

Monday Marketing Idea: Add a web graphic

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What’s the number one way that users find out about your OverDrive digital collection? For many of our partners, the answer is through their main library website and catalog. Sharing information about your digital titles or adding MARC records to integrate your eBooks into your catalog can help users discover your ‘Virtual Library’. We also… Read more »