College & university libraries evolving with digital content (webcast)

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It’s no secret that thousands of libraries and K-12 schools partner with OverDrive to provide users and students 24/7 access to reading materials. In the last few years, colleges and universities around the world have begun creating digital library websites as well, providing students a constant connection to the literature and content they need to… Read more »

Updates to OverDrive Read and Listen

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OverDrive Read and Listen are the easiest ways to enjoy content from your digital library website. Simply borow the title you want to enjoy and then starting reading (or listening) to them right in your browser. No downloads or apps necessary. Read (eBooks) and Listen (audiobooks) OverDrive Read and Listen recently had an update that… Read more »

Digital libraries are once again setting a record checkout pace

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2016 is off to a torrent start for digital library lending as checkout numbers are up for Q1 (Jan. 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016) based on the activities of 50 top circulating libraries. eBook, audiobook and digital magazine checkouts through OverDrive are on track to grow 30-40 percent for 2016 over the record levels… Read more »

A Few Excellent Reasons to Consider the Simultaneous Use Model

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By Liz Tousey, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive All publishers and titles menitoned in this article are available here. OverDrive’ Simultaneous Use lending model allows you to circulate unlimited copies of a chosen titles or set of titles concurrently, for the length of your selected plan. The length of most plans is one year, but… Read more »

An updated version of the OverDrive app for iOS is now available

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On Sunday, OverDrive released v3.5.2 of our iOS app, which resolves some of the issues that users encountered after upgrading to v3.5 in early February. This new version also includes: Displaying “Part x of y” in the audiobook player (added back based on user feedback) More specific and helpful error messaging, especially for issues with Adobe eBooks… Read more »

Simplify your Collection Development with OverDrive’s Smart List tools

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    By Rachel Kray, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive. In response to valuable partner feedback, we have made several enhancements to the Smart Lists tool, which is located on the Automate carts page under the Shop menu. Smart Lists are a helpful tool to automate cart creation for your selection team… Read more »

An update regarding the problems with the recent OverDrive iOS app update

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We released OverDrive v3.5.0 for iOS on Monday, February 1, 2016. Among other things, this updated version of the app resolves long-standing issues related to saving audiobook position and syncing. Unfortunately, it also introduced a new bug that prevented some users from opening or using the app after updating. On Friday, February 5, 2016, we… Read more »