Weekly eHighlights: Your guide to what’s new at OverDrive – adult edition

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Welcome to the new, improved Big Books Blast! OverDrive’s Collection Development team presents, Weekly eHighlights: Your Guide to What’s New at OverDrive. Stop by every Thursday to get your fix of the best new content and recommendations from us. This week’s eHighlights include major new releases from heavyweights such as James Patterson, E. L. Doctorow,… Read more »

Nuts and bolts: Merging your lending models in Marketplace

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Are you still searching for one copy/ one user and metered access titles separately? As a collection development analyst, I try to give little tips and tricks to librarians to help them more efficiently navigate their Marketplace account. Some of OverDrive’s most popular content is metered for user checkouts. What does this mean for your… Read more »

Harrogate Grammar School gets students reading through eBooks

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OverDrive Blogs hosts success stories from schools and librarians using the OverDrive service. This week, we feature Harrogate Grammar School in North Yorkshire, England, as written by Learning Resource Center Manager Caroline Gibson.   Harrogate Grammar School is an iPad for learning school that provides young people with access to new methods of learning, obtaining… Read more »

Windows 8 Articles in OverDrive Help

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Windows 8 and 8.1 are gaining popularity. Currently, around 10% of internet users have one or the other, and as new computers are released with that operating system that percentage is climbing. We’ve covered Windows 8 here on the blogs before, including tech tips and reviews of devices that run Windows 8. However, not everyone… Read more »

Digital Bookmobile is back on the road!

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The Digital Bookmobile, the high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades, has started its 2014 national tour. The tour started on February 4 at Paso Robles Public Library in Paso Robles, Calif. Following more stops in Southern California, the Digital Bookmobile will visit libraries and schools in Arizona and Nevada… Read more »

Encouraging teachers to use OverDrive

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You may have seen our recent marketing post about simple and easy ideas for marketing your school’s digital collection. Another idea is to get your teachers on board. This, without a doubt, will be one of the most beneficial things you can do to promote your digital collection. Our own Sarah Halko, Collection Development Specialist,… Read more »

Collection Team Column – Laura Guldeman: Remembering your single patrons on Valentine’s Day

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With February 14th upon us, I wanted to take the time to reach out to the librarians spending time building special Valentine’s Day collections in their libraries. Valentine’s Day is celebrated by many countries around the world; but most popularly celebrated by couples as a day to be romantic and publicly display their affection…  in… Read more »