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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 »

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 »

The OverDrive Holiday Spectacular can help stretch your year-end budget

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December can be a hectic time around the library. You’re planning holiday events and promotions while also working through next years calendar. At the same time you’re looking at that year-end budget knowing you’ve got to “spend it or lose it.” The OverDrive Holiday Spectacular offers you the perfect chance to make that money go… Read more »

Best Books of 2016

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By: Rachel Kray, OverDrive Collection Development Specialist. Whatever your personal reading preference may be, I think everyone can agree that 2016 was a great year for books. Let’s take a moment to reflect on The Best Books of 2016, the past year’s most influential, prominent and beloved titles before we celebrate and start reading in 2017…. Read more »

Top 5 tips for building a dynamic digital Spanish collection

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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist Do you offer Spanish language content in your OverDrive collection? Our recent live special webcast, Building a Dynamic Digital Spanish Collection, highlighted our strong and growing catalog of over 55,000 Spanish language titles available for purchase in OverDrive Marketplace and shared some tips for how to make the most… Read more »

Read the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Original Screenplay on OverDrive

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J.K. Rowling and Pottermore have brought us in to a new era of the Wizarding World as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has arrived at theaters around the country. To further the magical experience for your readers, you can now add the original screenplay to your OverDrive digital library. You can find this,… Read more »

Consortia features evolve as Greater Phoenix Digital Library marks 10th anniversary

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By: Brian Byrne, OverDrive Marketing & Communications Specialist As libraries continue to evolve, OverDrive is helping both stand alone and consortia best meet the needs of their member libraries and readers with improved features and tools. Participating in a shared collection has always been a highly effective way for libraries to provide eBooks, audiobooks and… Read more »