Congrats to the Library Journal 2015 Movers & Shakers!

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Each year Library Journal honors librarians from around the country for their contributions to the library world. These librarians may be focused on changing the landscaping, innovating, advocating, educating, developing or building their community but regardless of their path it’s clear thet they’re doing work that deserves to be recognized. This year, OverDrive was priveleged… Read more »

A message to our library and school partners from Steve Potash

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[this letter was sent via email on the morning of March 19, 2015] Dear OverDrive Library & School Partners, OverDrive announced today that Rakuten, Inc. has agreed to acquire OverDrive from Insight Venture Partners, our private equity partner and majority owner since 2010.   In a few weeks after the sale is complete, we will be… Read more »

An update on OverDrive and Kindle eBooks

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Earlier this week, we became aware that a number of eBooks added to our catalog this year were lacking the Kindle format.  This has now been resolved, and the Kindle format of the affected titles is now available in OverDrive’s Marketplace.  All U.S. libraries’ digital collections will be automatically refreshed with the Kindle format for… Read more »

Get 100 free Chinese eBooks for your digital collection!

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To celebrate the Chinese New Year we are excited to offer any library or school 100 free Chinese eBooks when they add the Chinese User Interface to their digital library website from now until March 31st. OverDrive offers more than a dozen language options, including both traditional and simplified Chinese, that you can add to your library site… Read more »

10 libraries exceed 1 million checkouts in 2014 through OverDrive

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We’re excited to announce that 2014’s “1 Million Checkout Club” includes 10 public library systems, surpassing the six lirbaries that accomplished this feat in 2013! Checkouts include all borrowed digital items including eBooks, audiobooks, music, streaming video and periodicals from the library’s OverDrive-powered collection and each of the libraries experienced significant year-over-year growth from 2013…. Read more »

MGM streaming video titles now available for U.S. and Canadian libraries

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We’re excited to announce that you can now add popular, award winning streaming video titles from MGM studios to your digital collection. These titles can be instantly played on virtually any device with an internet connection and web browser. MGM titles use the Cost Per Circ (CPC) format, which means that you can add the entire… Read more »