OverDrive Local Content lets your community be a part of your digital collection

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist OverDrive’s Local Content tool is a great way to enhance the value of your digital collection by offering unique historical documents, titles written by local authors and community videos your library has copyright permission to upload. Schools can even upload student-created short stories to share with the school… Read more »

Looking back on ALA Midwinter

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist   This past weekend Team OverDrive had the privilege of joining many of our library partners in Boston for the annual midwinter American Library Association conference. The weekend was full of productive meetings and presentations as well as countless interactions with librarians from around the country who were… Read more »

33 library systems surpass one million checkouts in 2015

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Yesterday we shared the record breaking stats from 2015 as libraries across the world saw circulation increases from their digital collections. Today we’re excited to announce that another record was broke in 2015 as 33 separate library systems across North America circulated over one million digital titles through their OverDrive websites. Of the library systems… Read more »

OverDrive’s Holiday Device Guide (Part 1)

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By Quinton Lawman, OverDrive’s resident device nerd (he’s also a Product Owner here but that’s beside the point…) I am a self-proclaimed nerd. Well, more than self-proclaimed, really, as most of my friends and acquaintances would hardily agree with my assessment. One of the ways I revel in my nerdom is to passionately share my… Read more »

5 easy ways to help your staff prepare for the holiday season around the library

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By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist The holidays are a busy time. We appreciate that you are likely running multiple seasonal campaigns and events while also dealing with staff taking time off. To top everything off, each holiday season leads to an influx of new users accessing your OverDrive materials which leads to increased… Read more »

eHighlights gets a Makeover!

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By Emma Kanagaki, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst The Collection Development Analysts are excited to announce that our eHighlights catalog has gotten a bit of a makeover. For eHighlights, our aim is to provide a visually appealing, curated selection of content each and every month that will appeal to varying demographics and interests from… Read more »