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Building a Westworld curated collection for your digital library

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By Jill Grunenwald, librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst (Ed. Note: You can see the full collection of Westworld readalikes here.) Books are great for escapism, about completely immersing yourself in a fictional world. But what if you could really immerse yourself? Like, live in that world and have face to face interactions with the characters?… Read more »

Reading lists to celebrate #LGBT Awareness Month

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By: Jill Grunenwald, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst October marks LGBT History Month in the United States, with October 11th being National Coming Out Day. Here at OverDrive, we recognize the importance of celebrating the tremendous civil rights strides the LGBT community has made over the years and highlighting the icons and individuals who have… Read more »

Get the most out of your digital library with these OverDrive webinars

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, Training Specialist. Whether you’re new to OverDrive or an OverDrive veteran, you can always benefit from knowing more about purchasing content and how your users enjoy it. That’s why the training team offers two monthly sessions: Marketplace Basics and The OverDrive User Experience. In Marketplace Basics, we’ll show you how to take advantage of multiple searches and… Read more »

Library Marketing ideas perfect for October

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist We launched the Resource Center 6 months ago to make it easy for you to access OverDrive marketing, training, collection development assistance and more. We do our best to keep it refreshed each month and in the latest set of updates, we have focused on helping our library partners… Read more »

50 library systems still on pace to surpass one million digital checkouts with OverDrive in 2016

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In July we announced that more than 50 digital library collections from around the world were on pace to reach more than one million digital checkouts on their OverDrive-powered website. We’re under three months until we say goodbye to 2016 and those 50 are still on track to hit that mark. These statistics echo the… Read more »

11 classic book quotes that prove the importance of reading banned books

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Being a library company we fervently believe in the importance of Banned Books Week. Regardless of whether you agree with the information presented in a particular book it’s essential that the information be made available for readers to discover and discuss. Books being challenged is nothing new so we… Read more »