Sacramento PL adds hundreds of new patrons in two months using OverDrive’s instant library card feature

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The Sacramento Public Library (SPL) is the latest OverDrive partner to see an influx of new users to their digital library thanks to our instant library card feature. The service, accessible through both Libby and your OverDrive-powered websites, provides first-time users a digital library card in under 30 seconds. Libraries across the country have embraced this seamless tool… Read more »

How Wellington City Libraries are connecting with readers through smartphone wallpapers

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Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with the convenience and accessibility of eBooks and digital audiobooks available through their library. When you have 24/7 access to books on your devices, you discover all the moments in your life you can spend reading now that all you need to do is take… Read more »

Librarian Share: Digital stock development tips from a UK librarian

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Ed. Note: At an OverDrive-hosted library seminar in October in London, our friend and library partner Philip Schofield, from Kent County Council, had the opportunity to share some best practices behind digital collection development. While stock selection criteria may vary across libraries, we’re sharing his tips for how to get your digital stock in good… Read more »

Sno-Isle Libraries uses OverDrive to create digital version of their community book club

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By: Michael Hawkins, Electronic Resources Librarian with Sno-Isle Libraries. Ed. Note: Sno-Isle Libraries recently completed a community reading program called Whidbey Reads, a large scale book club. This year they implemented a digital aspect using their OverDrive collection for the first time. What follows is how Sno-Isle set up their program with OverDrive and the… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Kristin School uses the Featured Title option to highlight individual titles

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By Alison Hewett of Kristin School and Beau Livengood of OverDrive. Alison Hewett at Kristin School (New Zealand) utilizes every method she can to make sure her students have the best OverDrive site possible. Discovery of titles is crucial for any collection, and one newer option she and her students are benefitting from is highlighting… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Go on a Blind Date with an eBook

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By Joey Garcia, Infortmation & Technology Librarian at the Robert J. Kleberg Public Library Recently we spoke with Joey Garcia of the Robert J. Kleberg Public Library about a unique marketing idea they’re using to promote their digital library. The library has started promoting their “Blind Dates with an eBook” to area students as a… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Hillsborough County Public Library’s innovative marketing leads to record checkouts

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By Brian Walton, Principal Librarian for the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Recently I had the chance to chat with Brian Walton from Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library about the marketing strategy they used to set circulation records in December to surpass one million checkouts for the year. What follows is a conversation with Brian about how… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Merchandise Your OverDrive Collection Like a Pro

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Ed. Note: This blog was written by Maria Cipriano. Maria is a Collections Librarian and manages the Electronic and Online resources for Toronto Public Library. Recently she presented at Digipalooza about Toronto Public Library and their success with curated collection.    Last month I did something that I normally avoid like the plague – public speaking!… Read more »