Celebrate Women’s History

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Before March is completely behind us, take a moment to celebrate the contributions of women across history and society. The celebration of women in history began in 1980 when President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 to be National Women’s History Week. In 1981, the week was recognized by… Read more »

Weekly eHighlights: Australia/New Zealand Edition

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Can you believe it’s almost April? Where has the beginning of the year gone? Before April arrives, give your digital collection a facelift with some excellent new content. This edition of Weekly eHighlights includes offerings for adults, fiction and nonfiction, as well as a great selection of some of the hottest titles for children and… Read more »

ASCD 2014 rocked!

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March 15-17 ASCD rocked Los Angeles (literally) with their 2014 annual conference. Over the course of three sunny days, educators from around the world gathered to explore new ideas and techniques to reach students. At the OverDrive booth, there was a lot of talk about Pearson textbooks. Now your OverDrive digital library can be the… Read more »

Marketplace updates: Moving titles between carts

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If you’ve logged into Marketplace recently, you may notice that things have changed a bit. On March 12, we released Marketplace v2.5, an update chock-full of new features that addresses some of the most common requests from our library partners. One of the most asked for features: moving and copying titles between carts. With the… Read more »

What are the Recommend to Library (RTL) and Holds Manager carts in my Marketplace?

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Did you know: out of nearly 70,000 readers polled worldwide, 61% cited availability of library content was the #1 factor when deciding which books to borrow? (OverDrive end user survey – May 2013). Coming back from PLA, our top libraries recommended the best use of your collection budget dollars is to fill holds automatically with… Read more »