Have you signed up for the OverDrive streaming video webinar?

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There’s still time to register for OverDrive’s Streaming Video webinar, taking place this Thursday, August 21, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT). Join us for a free, informative webinar to learn how the streaming video lending service from OverDrive benefits your library or school. We’ll go over the details of the service, what the different lending models… Read more »

Now available: two highly requested features for holds

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On August 4, OverDrive introduced two new features designed to make it even easier for your users to borrow and enjoy in-demand titles from your digital collection. First, we’re pleased to announce that users can now turn on automatic borrowing for titles they’ve placed on hold. When a user places a hold, they’ll now see… Read more »

Fixed layout brings beautiful picture books to your device

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At ALA’s annual conference earlier this month we demonstrated our brand new enhanced eBooks which provide a deeper and more expansive reading experience for your users. These EPUB3 titles use HTML5 allowing titles to be presented in a fixed layout format. What this means for your users is that young readers will be able to… Read more »

Kobo added to Affiliate Partnership Program for U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia

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Have you taken advantage of the benefits offered through our WIN Affiliate Program? Now is the perfect time to get started, with the exciting new addition of Kobo as an affiliate partner.Thousands of libraries are already participating in this free, opt-in service. You can offer your library patrons the option to purchase an eBook for… Read more »

Marketplace updates: Circulation Activity report

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On May 27, OverDrive released Marketplace update v2.5.2, a noteworthy release with loads of new features and bug fixes. The update brought about some exciting new features to Marketplace, such as the new “Self published” shopping area for self-published content, new faceting search tools for consortia and Advantage members, and the remodeled “Circulation activity” and… Read more »

OverDrive to Present 2014/2015 eBook Lending Roadmap at National Library Conference

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As the nation’s library professionals convene at the 2014 American Library Association Annual (ALA) Conference in Las Vegas, June 27-30, leading digital platform provider OverDrive will introduce and demonstrate its 2014/2015 eBook lending roadmap. OverDrive team members will brief librarians on plans to launch a series of content, end-user and platform enhancements over the coming… Read more »

What you missed in the Hot Topic webinars

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Last month, more than 450 OverDrive school and library partners from around the world joined the Training Team’s May Hot Topic Webinar series about boosting digital circulation and maximizing the value of your OverDrive service. We also heard from many of you who shared your library’s success stories for growing your own user community. And… Read more »

Test Drive updates!

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A little while back, we updated OverDrive Media console for Android and iOS devices to version 3.1.  The 3.1 update includes improved integration between the app and your OverDrive account—specifically, the ability to save and restore an Adobe ID. This is great news for the Test Drive program, because it makes clearing and restoring devices… Read more »

OverDrive helps Edmonton Public Library win with non-English language titles

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The Edmonton Public Library has more than doubled circulation of four of its largest non-English language eBook and audiobook collections since adopting OverDrive’s multilingual user interface last fall. With EPL’s OverDrive-powered website now discoverable in French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese, checkouts for titles in these languages surged by 120 percent in the five months after… Read more »

OverDrive adds bestselling Japanese eBooks for libraries and schools worldwide

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We are pleased to announce a strategic alliance with top Japanese publisher aggregator MediaDo. The alliance, called OverDrive Japan, will enable distribution of popular and bestselling Japanese content, including manga and adult fiction, through the OverDrive network of libraries and schools worldwide. In addition, the new venture extends the OverDrive platform and catalog of more… Read more »