Happy Pi Day!

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This year’s Pi Day isn’t just any ol’ holiday that celebrates an irrational and transcendental number, but a once in a lifetime date in which the year lines up with the number as well: 3.1415…. (3-14-15) To help celebrate this very mathematical date, the Collection Team has created a collection of popular science and math… Read more »

Streaming Video Top Picks: Film Festival Favorites

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OverDrive is proud to call Cleveland, Ohio home. To help support our community, Team OverDrive participates in local events like the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF). Along with the Cuyahoga County Public Library and the Cleveland PBS and NPR affiliates, OverDrive is excited to sponsor screenings of the documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll… Read more »

Join our #ODchat about kid lit on Feb 26th!

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Last month we hosted our first ever #ODchat on Twitter. The goal was to create a monthly conversation centered around reading and technology and we had a blast! As you may know, March 2nd is Read Across America Day where schools and libraries will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by throwing parties and reading his classic titles… Read more »

Big Library Read is back!

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We’re excited to announce the return of the Big Library Read, our global digital book club where millions of people from around the world have the ability to read the same eBook at the same time. This time around, OverDrive users will be able to read Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with… Read more »

5 Takeaways from ALA Midwinter

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Every time I travel to a conference for OverDrive, I am blown away by the passion that the library community exudes. Being a librarian is more than just a job; it’s being passionate about users, their needs and making sure everyone has the ability to get the materials they need. They are a tireless bunch… Read more »

See innovations from OverDrive at ALA Midwinter 2015

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Are you going to ALA Midwinter in Chicago this weekend? If so, stop by booth #2623 to see full-scale demonstrations of cutting-edge technology, including: Narrated eBooks: Synced audio-to-text now live with more than 800 titles available to libraries and schools EPUB3 fixed-layout eBooks: OverDrive Read’s HTML5 browser-based technology recently launched support for fixed-layout EPUB3 eBooks,… Read more »

Join the first ever #ODchat – Jan. 28th

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On Wednesday, Jan. 28th at 8 p.m. (EST), OverDrive will host the first ever #ODchat on Twitter for our partners and users. To join the chat, simply log onto Twitter and follow the conversation using the hashtag #ODchat. This monthly event is designed to enable users to interact with each other, provide feedback to team… Read more »

CES 2015: Connecting all of the things

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 really expended the “internet of things.” In essence, that’s just a fun way to say that all sorts of every-day things (from light-bulbs to thermostats) are getting connected to your home network. I think it’s pretty sweet, because, in a lot of ways, connecting new “things” to the internet can… Read more »