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 »

OverDrive’s ALA Midwinter Preview: Creating Reading Happiness

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist This weekend the library world will come together in Boston for the annual American Library Association Midwinter conference. We will be there demo’ing “the new OverDrive” websites and OverDrive Insights, and showing the latest updates to the features and catalog that have made OverDrive the most used digital… Read more »

Leading Chinese eBook Publishers to Receive Achievement Awards at BookExpo America

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At the largest publishing event in North America, BookExpo America (BEA), OverDrive will host a reception and present the Blue Sky Awards to publishers with top selling Chinese language adult and children’s eBooks.  Hundreds of US, Canadian and international public libraries and schools now offer their Chinese readers instant access to thousands of new Chinese… Read more »

Congrats to the Library Journal 2015 Movers & Shakers!

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Each year Library Journal honors librarians from around the country for their contributions to the library world. These librarians may be focused on changing the landscaping, innovating, advocating, educating, developing or building their community but regardless of their path it’s clear thet they’re doing work that deserves to be recognized. This year, OverDrive was priveleged… Read more »

A message to our library and school partners from Steve Potash

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[this letter was sent via email on the morning of March 19, 2015] Dear OverDrive Library & School Partners, OverDrive announced today that Rakuten, Inc. has agreed to acquire OverDrive from Insight Venture Partners, our private equity partner and majority owner since 2010.   In a few weeks after the sale is complete, we will be… Read more »