Holiday Bonus 2011—Free Sony Reader Wi-Fi devices!

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Happy Holiday Season from OverDrive! To celebrate the spirit, we are thrilled to announce our 2011 Holiday Bonus. OverDrive will be giving away free Sony® Reader™ Wi-Fi devices (PRS-T1) with qualifying eBook purchase orders through January 17, 2012! For every cumulative $3,500 USD spent on OverDrive eBook purchases, your library will receive a FREE Sony… Read more »

OverDrive’s 2011 Training Month wrap up

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After a jam-packed month of training sessions, OverDrive’s Training Team is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Download Discovery Raffle. With nearly 5,000 entries in this year’s raffle – which was comprised of 11 short quizzes, one for each course – it was luck of the draw for our winners. As a reminder,… Read more »

Training Month 2011: We’re halfway to the finish

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Time is running out!  Claim your spot for two exciting live sessions:  2011 OverDrive Experience and eBook Explosion! Here’s what you can expect: 2011 OverDrive Experience:  Your instructor will lead you on a tour of OverDrive’s streamlined Virtual Branch experience (including a demonstration of Kindle Books) plus demonstrate OverDrive’s mobile app. eBook Explosion!  This session… Read more »

Training Month 2011 is here!

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This week we’re kicking off Training Month 2011 and two new courses:  The 2011 OverDrive Experience and eBook Explosion! Spots are filling up quickly, so be sure to register right away. One of the most popular questions we’re asked is:  What is the difference between the two courses? The 2011 OverDrive Experience is all about… Read more »

Celebrate National Library Week. Win a Sony Reader.

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It’s National Library Week! To celebrate, we’re giving you a chance to win a Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC. There are four ways to enter our Sony Reader Pocket Edition giveaway contest: Leave a comment on this blog entry, telling us why you love your library. Sign up for daily email updates from the Digital… Read more »

Congrats NYPL, LibraryBIN Community Outreach Contest Winner!

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Congratulations to New York Public Library, winner of OverDrive’s first LibraryBIN (Buy It Now) Community Outreach Contest! NYPL supporters bought the most titles purchased at LibraryBIN last month, helping the library win a $1,500 collection credit. Other partners, like Maryland’s Digital eLibrary Consortium, Michigan’s Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and Pennsylvania’s… Read more »

Win an EMI prize package

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Last month, we announced that popular music from EMI is available to US libraries in the OverDrive network. As of today, more than 16,000 albums from artists like Katy Perry, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, Lady Antebellum, and Janet Jackson are now live for you to add to your ‘Virtual Branch.’ To celebrate, we’ve teamed with… Read more »

Win a $1,500 Collection Credit: LibraryBIN Community Outreach Contest

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At the end of the holiday season, library customers visit your ‘Virtual Branch’ website en masse to download eBooks, audiobooks, and more for their shiny new gadgets. Last year daily circulation activity on ‘Virtual Branch’ websites increased 20% from December 2009 to January 2010. That’s a big leap and it doesn’t even account for the… Read more »