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 »

Libraries surpass 196 million checkouts on OverDrive in 2016

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2016 turned out to be another record setting year as nearly 200 million eBooks and audiobooks were borrowed from OverDrive-powered library digital collections. This was an increase of 21% over a previously record high in 2015. These impressive numbers are the result of several key factors including the continued marketing and promotional efforts of our… Read more »

OverDrive’s Jill Grunenwald shares her best books of the year on NPR’s On Point

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By: Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst When I say I love talking about books, I mean I LOVE TALKING ABOUT BOOKS. It’s one reason we started the Professional Book Nerds podcast a year ago. Thanks to the podcast, I was asked to come onto NPR’s show On Point to discuss my favorite… Read more »