Nelson Mandela: 7/18/18 – 12/5/13

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“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which… Read more »

Remembering JFK

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  Today, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the United States remembers the life, leadership, and legacy of our beloved 35th President. The circumstances surrounding the assassination still continue to fascinate, and in many cases, divide us as it may never be solved to everyone’s contentment. Regardless of whether you… Read more »

Remembering Lou Reed

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  The world lost a groundbreaking musician last week when Lou Reed – guitarist, vocalist, principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and rock music pioneer – passed away at age 71. Known for his poetic lyrics, avant-garde style, and deadpan voice, Reed’s massive influence can be seen through nearly 50 years of rock music. You… Read more »

OverDrive reports record international growth at the Frankfurt Book Fair

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This week members from Team OverDrive, including CEO Steve Potash, are at the Frankfurt Book Fair, offering exciting new data about the company’s international growth.  By adding thousands of non-English in-copyright titles, OverDrive’s catalog has surpassed 1.8 million digital offerings. We’ve also added more than 100 publishers from 18 nations, including Hardie Grant Publishing (Australia),… Read more »

Penguin eBooks’ download to Kindle just got easier

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As we reported yesterday, Penguin eBooks are now available in the OverDrive Marketplace.  Today, we are delighted to announce that Penguin eBooks will be available for “Get for Kindle” in the same convenient manner as the other Kindle eBooks (US only) in your OverDrive collection.  The USB side-loading requirement has been lifted and Penguin eBooks… Read more »

OverDrive end user survey results – Spring 2013

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Earlier this year, OverDrive surveyed 70,000 end users around the world to learn how they interact with their library’s digital collection. This survey offers insight into who eBook users are and how they are using digital titles. At Digipalooza, OverDrive shared the survey results and we’re excited to share them with those who couldn’t attend… Read more »

New Nexus 7 (2013) review

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The new Nexus 7 has the highest ppi screen (323) on the market. It’s easier to hold than a paper-back book, and it’s responsive as heck. Put all that together, and you’ve got one killer device.   For reading, it’s nigh impossible to beat the new Nexus 7. Seriously, the screen and features are just… Read more »