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On Holiday traditions and nostalgia

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Every year as Thanksgiving dinner finishes up I turn my attention to my favorite time of year: the holiday season. Christmas for me has long been a time of nostalgia and tradition. Being an old soul I take this time to reflect on where I’ve come from and celebrations of years past. The Christmas music… Read more »

Another way to reach and engage new users

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If you visited overdrive.com over the weekend you may have noticed that the website got a makeover. Now users can engage with their libraries instantly. When new users go to the website now the first thing they’ll come across is the ability to locate their library and its digital collection. When they click the “Find… Read more »

Browser-based audiobooks coming soon!

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We’re excited to announce that in early 2015 OverDrive browser-based audiobooks will enable your users to instantly listen to audiobooks without needing to download the file or our app. These titles provide maximum ease of use for patrons as they can simply find the audiobook they want to listen to, borrow it and begin listening… Read more »

Give the gift of Digipalooza this holiday season

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As the new year approaches, it is a great time to think about staff enrichment and professional development for 2015. With 95% percent of American public libraries now offering eBooks, digital media is at the forefront of the conversation about the future of libraries. Be an integral part of that conversation by attending Digipalooza, OverDrive’s… Read more »

A geek’s guide to geeky holiday gifts (part 2)

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  And now, the thrilling conclusion of my geeky holiday gift guide. If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m focusing mainly on devices that are particularly good at consuming media (like eBooks, audiobooks, videos, and music). Today, it’s on to the strange new land of “phablets,” to be followed by my top picks for less expensive… Read more »

A geek’s guide to geeky holiday gifts (part 1)

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Looking for the right gift for the techie in your life? Perhaps I can help you out. See, here at OverDrive, I get my eager little hands on tons of new tablets and eBook reading devices every year–often right after they release. If you combine that experience with my natural, nerdy obsession with technology, then… Read more »