Recently we spoke with Katie Hotard, the Virtual Branch Manager at Marion County Public Library, about her library’s recent adoption of OverDrive Streaming Video. Below is her story of how the library has implemented and marketed their streaming video collection to provide users with a more valuable digital library experience:
We here at the Marion County Public Library System love Overdrive’s streaming video service! We are a small library in the hills of north central West Virginia, but are part of a consortium of West Virginia libraries who subscribe to the West Virginia Digital Entertainment Library Initiative otherwise known as WVDELI.
The streaming video service offered through WVDELI and Overdrive meets a need within our community for variety as well as quality entertainment. We continually hear positive things about our streaming service from patrons. They enjoy the myriad of videos Overdrive has to offer, from non-fiction and educational titles, to music videos. There is a little something for everyone to be found on WVDELI and Overdrive!
We have promoted this service through the library website and our various social media accounts as well as on the WVDELI site itself. Many of our patrons have reported finding and accessing the streaming services while browsing the collection at WVDELI. While we are still exploring titles and ways to promote this service, we are absolutely thrilled at the possibilities Overdrive has to offer in this arena.