How OverDrive Streaming Video improves the value of your digital library

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Recently we spoke with Katie Hotard, the Virtual Branch Manager at Marion County Public Library, about her library’s recent adoption of OverDrive Streaming Video. Below is her story of how the library has implemented and marketed their streaming video collection to provide users with a more valuable digital library experience: We here at the Marion… Read more »

Leading Chinese eBook Publishers to Receive Achievement Awards at BookExpo America

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At the largest publishing event in North America, BookExpo America (BEA), OverDrive will host a reception and present the Blue Sky Awards to publishers with top selling Chinese language adult and children’s eBooks.  Hundreds of US, Canadian and international public libraries and schools now offer their Chinese readers instant access to thousands of new Chinese… Read more »

New Adult Edition of eHighlights for August and September are out!

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The Collection Development team has scouted the best titles for August and September in the newest edition of the Adult eHighlights catalog! With new books from Jonathan Franzen, Alice Hoffman, James Patterson, Kim Harrison, Sue Grafton, Christopher Moore, Haruki Murakami, Edward St. Aubyn, John Scalzi, and, Margaret Atwood – there is something for everyone. I’m… Read more »

Reader’s Advisory Project collections are live!

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The Reader’s Advisory project collections, Book Club Picks and Fantastical Fairy Tales, are ready to Publish in the curation interface in OverDrive Marketplace! Boost circulation and reader engagement by publishing the collections to your site today. Public your curated collection: • In Marketplace, select the Shop drop-down menu and choose Switch to curate.* The curated collections… Read more »

OverDrive Listen is now live!

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We are excited to announce a new listening option for audiobooks, called OverDrive Listen, is now available for your audiobook collection! Similar to OverDrive Read for eBooks, OverDrive Listen offers the same ease of use; simply browse, borrow, and listen right in your browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required; all you… Read more »

Reviewing Armada by Ernest Cline

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Being a Librarian is awesome. It really, really is. One of the many reasons I love my chosen profession is Advanced Review Copies. I’ve been not-so patiently awaiting the arrival of the new Ernest Cline book, Armada, for months now and I was ecstatic when it arrived last week. Ready Player One blew my mind… Read more »