Did you know that you can now curate your own themed collections of digital titles and publish them right to your public-facing website?
This is an exciting new way to tap into your curatorial expertise, showcase your digital offerings, and engage with readers who appreciate hand-picked recommendations. Libraries and schools have already started putting together wonderful curated collections using this new feature, like:
- Hunger Games Read-Alikes (E-iNC Library)
- Back to School (Northeast Indiana Digital Library)
- Banned Book Week (San Antonio Public Library)
To start curating collections, log into OverDrive Marketplace and select Switch to Curate from the SHOP drop-down menu (if you don’t see the Switch to Curate option, talk to your Marketplace administrator about getting you “Library site admin” permission).
Once you’ve switched to curate in Marketplace, you’ll be able to build collections of titles that you own and then publish them immediately to select locations on your public-facing website. If your public-facing site offers multiple languages, you’ll be able to enter a translated name and description for each collection so that you can publish curated collections in every language you offer.
You can find illustrated, step-by-step instructions for creating, editing, publishing, and removing curated collections in the “CURATE” section of the Marketplace User Guide (located in Marketplace under the SUPPORT tab).
We can’t wait to see what you create!
Carrie Smith is a Technical Writer at OverDrive.