OverDrive to Offer Cost-per-Circ Model for eBooks and Audiobooks to Library and School Partners

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Simon & Schuster Audio, Baker Publishing and Lerner Publishing among the first to provide libraries and schools additional options to manage their digital book collections By: Hadie Bartholomew, OverDrive Communications Manager  OverDrive has played a pivotal role in digital library lending and its development by delivering trusted services since the early 2000s. And throughout digital’s… Read more »

New monthly K-12 webcasts start June 19th!

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Join OverDrive for a series of live monthly webcasts specifically designed for you, our administrators, classroom teachers, media specialists, and school librarians. We’ll discuss the basics of shopping in Marketplace, the student user experience, and strategies for talking to your school community about your OverDrive service. Plan ahead for professional development and all-staff days, or register… Read more »

A love letter to books

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Marketing & Communications Specialist Stephen King describes books as, “Uniquely portable magic.” That may be true, but I like to think of them as kindling, metaphorically of course. Each book you read is cholk-full of bits of kindling for taking your brain anywhere. When you find a spark, a nugget of… Read more »

Penguin Random House is giving away 3,000 digital copies of Radical Hope to libraries by Carolina De Robertis for free

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OverDrive is excited to announce that our friends at the Penguin Random House Library Marketing team are giving away 3,000 copies of ALA-award-winning author Carolina De Robertis’ new book for free. Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times is a collection of letters designed to give libraries and their communities hope and… Read more »

Aligning Digital Reading Resources to Curriculum Objectives

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Recently, Tech & Learning and OverDrive Education teamed up to create a white-paper about how districts are leveraging their investments in technology to use eBooks and other digital resources to improve students’ reading proficiency, frequency and achievement. Students benefit from an easy-to-use solution that offers 24/7 access so that learning can happen anytime and anywhere…. Read more »

OverDrive joins multi-industry business group to save federal library funding

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Many of America’s leading information, software, publishing and other businesses as well as multiple national trade associations today unveiled the Corporate Committee for Library Investment to advocate for federal library funding.\ As Congress turns to funding the government beyond next September, CCLI launches against the backdrop of Administration proposals to eliminate most federal library funding… Read more »

Curated Collections Create Circulation Commotion

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(Ed. Note: This blog was written by Jessica Russell, Collection Development Manager at Harris County Public Library.) We love OverDrive’s Curated Collection feature here at Harris County Public Library! It’s all of the creative excitement of putting together a book display with none of the hassle of trying to put your hands on enough books… Read more »

From foisted to favorite: required reading we love

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By: Tiffany Wincek, Account Specialist. Summer required reading lists have begun arriving in Friday folders and email inboxes. Students will certainly sigh in exasperation, but parents might recognize old favorites on that list. Adults tend to recognize that many books on required reading lists are seminal to Western culture; there is a good reason they… Read more »