Manga titles can be both entertaining and educational

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When adding Manga titles to your collection it’s possible you assume that they’re just for entertainment reading, however Manga can be great for children and teen education purposes as well. Manga titles often include wisdom and knowledge while maintaining the characteristics of being fun, easy to understand and something readers can relate to and enjoy…. Read more »

OverDrive Streaming Video Round-Up, September 2016

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By: Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development AnalystWelcome back to another exciting post about the new Streaming Video titles that arrived this month. August had a little bit of everything: The Congressman stars Treat Williams as a disillusioned congressman who tries to find a way to make a positive difference despite all the corruption he… Read more »

World-renowned Pimsleur Language Program Teams with OverDrive

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We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Simon & Schuster’s Pimsleur Language Programs to be the exclusive international (outside the U.S.) digital wholesaler to public and school libraries and non-exclusively to U.S. public libraries and corporate libraries worldwide. The Pimsleur Language Program offers 50 languages for English speakers and has proven expertise in English as a Second… Read more »

Using Simultaneous Use digital titles to boost circulation and discovery

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By: Todd Warhola, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst (Ed. Note: Every title and list in this post can be purchased as a part of a Simultaneous Use plan in OverDrive Marketplace. Click Here to see all of our Simultaneous Use Plans.) Discovery is a trending topic in libraries right now. Featured collections are a great way for your library… Read more »

eHighlights Prepares You for the Fall Reading Rush

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. Fall is for reading. Students crack open (or instantly check-out) school books, classic novels, and study guides while us adults look forward to the release of some of the year’s biggest books typically released during the busiest season for the publishing world. In this month’s editions of eHighlights,… Read more »


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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist. We are less than one year away from Digipalooza 2017 and have officially opened registration! You may be wondering… What is Digipalooza? Digipalooza is OverDrive’s international user group conference. With a unique blend of education, networking and fun, this is a can’t-miss event for anyone that works with digital… Read more »

Collection Development ideas from the Professional Book Nerds

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By: Adam Sockel, Social Media Specialist and co-host of the Professional Book Nerds (Ed. Note: You can subscribe to the Professional Book Nerds podcast in iTunes or anywhere you listen to podcasts and you can find every episode hosted here. As you may have heard, OverDrive has a podcast called the Professional Book Nerds. Each… Read more »

25,000 Digital Titles on Sale for Back-to-School

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By: Annie Suhy, Collection Development Analyst. Second only to the confetti-and-champagne filled celebrations of the New Year, the first day of school is a day ripe with good intentions and fresh perspectives. As educators, you set resolutions for the new school year: inspire students to read more, organize the classroom, integrate technology, keep parents informed, find… Read more »

The top new streaming video picks available from OverDrive this month

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(Ed. Note: All titles mentioned in this post can be viewed here.) By: Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive Greetings and salutations! We’re back with another post about that subject which is near and dear to our hearts: streaming video. We got some great titles in this month (including some fabulous foreign language films!)… Read more »