Celebrate the Chinese New Year with big savings on digital content from OverDrive

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The Chinese New Year doesn’t officially happen until January 28, but we’re welcoming the Year of the Rooster for a full month by offering up to 50% off on thousands of Chinese title in OverDrive Marketplace. Starting today, we’re kicking off our celebration with huge savings, giveaways and a live webcast to help you utilize… Read more »

New Year, New You, New OverDrive

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The ball has dropped and the calendar has, once again, turned over as we welcome in a new year. People all around the world will begin their “New Year’s Resolutions” this week and one of the more popular one is to “read more books.” The recent updates to your new OverDrive experience are designed to… Read more »

Lists perfect for helping users keep their New Year Resolutions

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By: Kristin Milks, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst It’s about that time of year to create a New Year’s resolution you won’t keep! So what is it? The perpetual losing weight res.? Getting organized? Becoming financially stable? Maybe some sort of work/career goals? Be a better [insert noun here] (ex. parent, partner, friend, etc.)? Meh. I… Read more »

The OverDrive Collection Development Elves’ Most Requested End of the Year Lists

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By: Annie Suhy, Collection Development Analyst. Consumers aren’t the only ones swiping their credit cards this holiday season. As librarians, you’re shopping too, but instead of Hatchimals and LED TVs, it’s books. You’re loading up on digital content in preparation for the holiday rush, which descends upon the library just after the Christmas holiday. Happy… Read more »

Books Just for You: Gift Guides for the Holidays and Beyond

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By: Karen Estrovich, Director of Collection Development Who doesn’t like a good gift guide? I am certified shopaholic and I cannot get enough of them. Thanks to all the retailers hitting me hard with the options including guides on ‘the one who has everything’, we were inspired to do the same for readers. Oh yes,… Read more »

Librarian Share: Digital stock development tips from a UK librarian

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Ed. Note: At an OverDrive-hosted library seminar in October in London, our friend and library partner Philip Schofield, from Kent County Council, had the opportunity to share some best practices behind digital collection development. While stock selection criteria may vary across libraries, we’re sharing his tips for how to get your digital stock in good… Read more »

OverDrive’s Jill Grunenwald shares her best books of the year on NPR’s On Point

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By: Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst When I say I love talking about books, I mean I LOVE TALKING ABOUT BOOKS. It’s one reason we started the Professional Book Nerds podcast a year ago. Thanks to the podcast, I was asked to come onto NPR’s show On Point to discuss my favorite… Read more »