Device Reviews: The BlackBerry Priv

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By Quinton Lawman, OverDrive Product Owner Full disclaimer: I haven’t had much in the way of hands-on time with the BlackBerry Priv, so I’m basing this review on other reviews I’ve read as well as the specs and design of the Priv. OK, now that that’s out of the way, let me tell you a… Read more »

The top 10 support questions you’ll get during the holiday season (and how to answer them)

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By Daver Jennings, an OverDrive Support Services Specialist This holiday season, more people will be using your OverDrive-powered digital collection. With the increased traffic, you may get asked some of our most frequently asked questions listed below: How do I return digital titles? This FAQ tops the list for the second year in a row…. Read more »

The Gap of Time: re-imagining Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale

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By: Liz Tousey, a librarian and Analyst on the OverDrive Collection Development Team. The first novel in a new series featuring re-tellings of Shakespeare’s classic stories by modern authors, The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson is a beautiful new interpration of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale for modern readers. Recently published, it is part of the Hogarth… Read more »

Last second book gift ideas

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By Rachel Kray, a Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive Looking for some last minute gift ideas? Check out our collection of great, funny books! These titles are sure to be a hit at any Holiday party and there is something for everyone. I personally recommend I Knead My Mommy (and other poem by… Read more »

Maximize your time and budget with OverDrive Insights

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist OverDrive Marketplace offers numerous free resources to help you streamline purchasing and analyze your digital collection. These resources, found under the “OverDrive Insights” tab, include reports about your collection makeup and usage, automatic purchasing tools, and customized searches for popular titles missing from your collection. Here are just… Read more »

OverDrive Streaming Video: the perfect gift for your users and staff alike

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist and avid believer in Santa Claus. I come from a family that believes in holiday traditions. As we’ve grown up things have changed, of course, but we make sure that we spend our favorite holidays together, embracing nostalgia and cheer. Chief among these traditions is how we spend Christmas Eve…. Read more »

Schedule your time to meet with OverDrive at ALA for a chance to win free content credits

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OverDrive will be at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Conference in Boston from Friday, January 8 until Monday, January 11 in booth #1653 and we’d love to meet with you. We are thrilled to share all of our latest news and developments including the new OverDrive – the groundbreaking update of our current service, offering blazing speed and… Read more »