OverDrive Media Station Marketing: A new twist from Toronto Public Library

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OverDrive’s Media Stations are great for digital collection discovery within the library, but Toronto Public Library has been getting creative with their use of the touchscreen kiosk. Maria Cipriano, Collections Librarian – Electronic Resources and self-proclaimed “eBook Diva,” has been taking their OverDrive Media Station on tour around area shopping malls to introduce the library’s… Read more »

Get in the know: New Marketplace updates

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  Marketplace – OverDrive’s online purchasing portal for eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video – is the sum of years of customer feedback and recommendations on how to make the selecting and purchasing process of new digital content easier and more efficient.  Thanks to your suggestions, we have been able to create an online bazaar of… Read more »

Nelson Mandela: 7/18/18 – 12/5/13

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“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which… Read more »

It’s Madness! More than 7,000 MP3 audiobooks are up to 50% off through December

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To celebrate OverDrive’s march towards MP3 as the standard audiobook format, we’re providing over 7,000 MP3 audiobooks on sale up to 50% off now through 12/31! MP3s are the easiest to use, most compatible audio format currently available.   The participating publishers discounted at 20-30% off include Listen & Live Audio, AudioGO, Blackstone Audio, and… Read more »

OverDrive Search gets a makeover

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  Regular users will have noticed some big changes to search.overdrive.com last week. Search has tens of thousands of visitors every day but the old site was getting a bit out of date. The new design is just the start of a big effort to modernize and improve the utility of one of our most important destinations. To… Read more »

Anders’ not-so-geeky holiday device buying guide

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Last week OverDrive tech writer and blogger Quinton Lawman detailed his top picks of this year’s crop of new devices in Quinton’s geeky holiday device buying guide (Part 1) (Part 2).   Now it’s my turn.   Conspicuously missing from the list were two iconic devices, the iPad Air, and the iPad Mini with retina… Read more »