OverDrive launches the first two public library digital collections in Japan

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This week Ryugasaki Public Library launched their OverDrive digital collection, becoming the first Japanese public library to do so. Ryugasaki offers their users everything from children’s and young adult literature, graphic novels, manga and nonfiction titles for health and fitness, arts and crafts and much more. In the coming days, Itako Public Library will also launch their OverDrive-powered website… Read more »

Why your whole library staff should have access to OverDrive Marketplace

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OverDrive Marketplace isn’t just for submitting purchases. For our library and school partners, it’s *the* destination for OverDrive resources. In Marketplace, you can browse the most extensive catalog of digital media available, create curated collections for your website, view statistics, assist users with troubleshooting, keep up with the latest news and sales on the News… Read more »

OverDrive updates: Dyslexic font options and improved waiting list displays

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This week OverDrive released new updates to our library websites that continue to provide users with a more fulfilling digital reading experience. A few months back we added a dyslexic font option to the OverDrive app. Due to the popularity of this feature it has now been added as an option on your OverDrive-powered digital library website… Read more »

Recommended Read-Alikes

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Looking to add some new titles to your digital collection? Check out our newly redesigned Read Alike page! Handpicked by our staff librarians, these lists can be very helpful in finding popular, high-circulating content that your patrons are sure to enjoy. To help you navigate easier, the page is now organized into four categories: Book and… Read more »

Streamline purchasing: Updates to carts for expiring Metered Access titles

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Managing your Metered Access content and keeping up with user demand can be a challenge. We’re committed to simplifying this process, and saving you time and effort on repurchasing expiring Metered Access titles. Earlier this year, we introduced features to assist selectors with shopping and reporting for Metered Access content. To build on that, we’ve… Read more »

Take advantage of our Monday Magazine Mania sale!

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It’s Monday Magazine Mania!  Add OverDrive Periodicals today to offer the hottest magazines and newspapers, with an industry leading NOOK user experience, on the same platform as your other digital materials! Here’s how it works: Each library or school that orders OverDrive Periodicals today, Monday March 16, will receive a free Samsung Galaxy Tablet 4 Nook… 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 »