The Digital Library Statistics Report

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The name really speaks for itself: ‘The Digital Library Statistics’ Report, available in Content Reserve, generates instantly to display a snapshot of what’s in your digital collection. Statistics include overall and current checkouts, holds, patrons, number of titles and copies of titles in the collection. Best of all, the report includes ‘total’ numbers as well… Read more »

Read an eBook Week Giveaway!

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March 7-13 is Read an eBook Week and to celebrate we’re giving away a prize package with loads of OverDrive goodies. If you want to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us the title of the eBook you’re reading, along with the URL for the library you… Read more »

Who reads eBooks? You may be surprised…

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Cindy Orr takes a look at eBook consumers in her monthly post. Experts say that 2010 will be a transformative year for technology. They’re buzzing about eBooks and eBook readers. Here’s why: Sales of eBooks skyrocketed in 2009, up 176.6% from 2008. eBook readers are proliferating. Sony Reader was first, but it wasn’t until the Kindle… Read more »

An OverDriver’s Mexico City Adventure

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I returned from Mexico City last week with deeper knowledge of the Latin American culture and an appreciation for the Americas past. The city, located on a plateau at an altitude of 7,300 ft, had much to offer with its rich culture, delicious cuisine, and warm people. I toured the Teotihuacán pyramids, the artist village of Coyoacán… Read more »

The After Hours Library Site

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Cindy Orr, in her monthly blog post, envisions a library website that can better serve users when the buildings are closed. Since I no longer work in an actual library building, it’s sometimes easier for me to think about services from the point of view of a customer than it was when I was actually physically… Read more »

February is Library Lovers’ Month!

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We would like to thank all of our library partners for choosing OverDrive as your digital media partner. We are certainly part of the crowd of Library Lovers! As you build your Library Lovers campaign this month, please remember to include information about your digital audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video. As Dan shared earlier this week,… Read more »

Device Resource Center now includes eBook reading devices!

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The OverDrive Device Resource Center has recently been updated to include compatible eBook reading devices like the Sony® Reader™ and Barnes & Noble nook™. If your users are looking for somewhere to learn what MP3 players or other mobile devices are compatible with the OverDrive service, have them check out the Device Resource Center. There you will find a list… Read more »

Thumbs up for B&N’s nook

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Last month, it was announced that Adobe EPUB and PDF eBooks available from many OverDrive-powered ‘Virtual Branch’ websites are compatible with the Barnes & Noble nook™. After several weeks of bothering our Support Team, I finally got my hands on the nook; one of the most talked about eBook readers recently. I know it’s a little late, but I hope you will be… Read more »

What Were People Reading 100 Years Ago?

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Has our taste in reading material changed over the last century? Guest blogger Cindy Orr takes a look in her monthly blog post. Let me run a plot line by you and you can see if it sounds like a novel you, or someone you know, might like to read. Okay, here goes: Rich playboy… Read more »