Commonly stolen library books

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When I worked in a public library, I was amazed at the amount of books that were stolen or never returned. I came to learn that my library was not unique. We did some research and polled our Facebook followers asking which books were notorious for being lifted from the shelves. Using the results, we… Read more »

10 libraries exceed 1 million checkouts in 2014 through OverDrive

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We’re excited to announce that 2014’s “1 Million Checkout Club” includes 10 public library systems, surpassing the six lirbaries that accomplished this feat in 2013! Checkouts include all borrowed digital items including eBooks, audiobooks, music, streaming video and periodicals from the library’s OverDrive-powered collection and each of the libraries experienced significant year-over-year growth from 2013…. Read more »

Weekly eHighlights – Video edition

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December has been an exciting month for streaming video. OverDrive now offers content from Warner Bros. & MGM! These titles are available under a transactional, Cost Per Circ (CPC) access model. This model enables simultaneous use and allows libraries to budget based on checkouts, which is a form of patron-driven acquisition. You can view the… Read more »

2015: The Year for Kids and Tablets

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We know that the days between December 25 and January 5 are some of the busiest of each year for libraries who deliver OverDrive digital titles to their patrons. This year we expect these days to be busier than ever, with cheaper Kindles and many other inexpensive tablets for sale, as well as the new… Read more »

MGM streaming video titles now available for U.S. and Canadian libraries

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We’re excited to announce that you can now add popular, award winning streaming video titles from MGM studios to your digital collection. These titles can be instantly played on virtually any device with an internet connection and web browser. MGM titles use the Cost Per Circ (CPC) format, which means that you can add the entire… Read more »

On Holiday traditions and nostalgia

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Every year as Thanksgiving dinner finishes up I turn my attention to my favorite time of year: the holiday season. Christmas for me has long been a time of nostalgia and tradition. Being an old soul I take this time to reflect on where I’ve come from and celebrations of years past. The Christmas music… Read more »

Another way to reach and engage new users

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If you visited overdrive.com over the weekend you may have noticed that the website got a makeover. Now users can engage with their libraries instantly. When new users go to the website now the first thing they’ll come across is the ability to locate their library and its digital collection. When they click the “Find… Read more »