Students borrow record numbers of ebooks and audiobooks in 2016

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The use of eBooks and audiobooks has grown steadily in K-12 classrooms and libraries. The number of digital books borrowed on OverDrive’s K-12 digital reading platform is up 48 percent compared to 2015. K-12 students are reading more eBooks and audiobooks, and while an increasing number of schools are moving their curriculum books to digital,… Read more »

Save the IDPF. Save EPUB.

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This is an update on an important issue that has the potential to undermine the success of the eBook industry. As many of you already know, the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is finalizing its plans to “merge” with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). OverDrive, along with other concerned companies in the industry, opposes… Read more »

Cultivate a positive classroom culture in 2017

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. It’s here. We are finally in 2017. I don’t know about you but 2016 didn’t feel like 365.25 rotations. Did we maybe go for 2 revolutions around the sun and no one told us? Either way, we made it. With 2016 in our rear view, we can reflect on what… Read more »

#Infographic: The most popular eBooks and Audiobooks borrowed on OverDrive in 2016

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In 2016, OverDrive saw record circulation numbers across the board as millions of readers from around the world connected with their libraries daily through OverDrive apps and websites. This surge in checkouts was the result of several factors. The ease of use and increased speed of the new OverDrive experience made finding a great read… Read more »

Libraries surpass 196 million checkouts on OverDrive in 2016

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2016 turned out to be another record setting year as nearly 200 million eBooks and audiobooks were borrowed from OverDrive-powered library digital collections. This was an increase of 21% over a previously record high in 2015. These impressive numbers are the result of several key factors including the continued marketing and promotional efforts of our… Read more »

OverDrive tools help library partners find success in 2016

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In the coming days, we’ll be providing full statistics from another record breaking year in digital library lending. Readers continue to discover the convenience of 24/7 access to their library through OverDrive and circulation numbers have exploded once again because of this. More library systems than ever before surpassed one million checkouts on OverDrive in… Read more »

The 10 most popular OverDrive blog articles from 2016

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In 2017, OverDrive will be bringing our library partners exciting innovations in the digital reading space and we look forward to continuing to spread the #LibraryLove with readers all around the world. As always, you can expect frequent updates on our blog page about new products and features as well as events like Big Library… Read more »