60 library systems are on pace to hit one million digital checkouts with OverDrive in 2017

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Last year, a record 49 different OverDrive digital library collections hit one million checkouts and we’re excited to announce that it looks like, once again, a new benchmark will be set. Records are meant to be broken, after all. In 2015, the number of library systems hitting one million checkouts was 33 and two years… Read more »

Blinded by Science: Big Library Read is back with The Other Einstein

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Discover the fascinating life of Mitza Maric, an incredible scientist whose light was lost in Albert Einstein’s enormous shadow. Now through June 26th, users at participating libraries around the world can borrow The Other Einstein without any wait lists or holds as our most recent Big Library Read kicks off with Marie Bendicit’s incredible story of… Read more »

OverDrive joins multi-industry business group to save federal library funding

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Many of America’s leading information, software, publishing and other businesses as well as multiple national trade associations today unveiled the Corporate Committee for Library Investment to advocate for federal library funding.\ As Congress turns to funding the government beyond next September, CCLI launches against the backdrop of Administration proposals to eliminate most federal library funding… Read more »

Cokie Roberts announced as the Digipalooza ’17 Keynote Speaker

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One of America’s most respected journalists and authors who writes about women in history will take center stage at Digipalooza this summer. Cokie Roberts, award-winning journalist and bestselling author, will deliver the keynote address at the conference you don’t want to miss if you work with digital media in the library! Cokie Roberts is a… Read more »

Trump Presidency Brings Many Books Back into the Spotlight

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By: Annie Suhy, OverDrive Collection Development Analyst No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, we can all agree that the times they are a-changin’. Regardless of whether you are in favor of the current political changes happening in our country or fearful of them, many of us are turning to books for the… Read more »

OverDrive to present new flexible consortia options and the future of digital library lending at ALA

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  During the American Library Association (ALA) winter meetings in Atlanta, OverDrive will present statistics from a record setting year in digital library lending as well as the new features and products that libraries and users will take advantage of in 2017. Last year, readers borrowed 196 million digital titles through OverDrive-powered websites, a 21%… Read more »

Save the IDPF. Save EPUB.

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This is an update on an important issue that has the potential to undermine the success of the eBook industry. As many of you already know, the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is finalizing its plans to “merge” with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). OverDrive, along with other concerned companies in the industry, opposes… Read more »