Digipalooza 2017 Highlights

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By: Melissa Marin, OverDrive Marketing Specialist Thank you to everyone who joined us for Digipalooza 2017! We were proud to welcome all of you to Cleveland (and to see so many familiar faces!) We had libraries, schools and industry partners joining us from across North America, as well as world travelers from the UK, Japan,… Read more »

Announcing the winners of our Curated Collection Naming Contest

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Throughout the summer, we hosted our Curated Collection Naming Contest and we’re excited to announce the winners in all five of the categories. We received nearly 200 entries and each of the five categories had over 500 votes. The following libraries will receive content credit to spend in OverDrive Marketplace. If you’re looking for creative ideas… Read more »

OverDrive Training sessions to make the most of your digital collection

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, OverDrive Training Specialist “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain Sometimes getting started can seem like your biggest obstacle, but we’ve got good news for you. The OverDrive Training Team hosts a series of free webcasts the second week of every month to make it easy to take… Read more »

Things to Do in Cleveland During Digipalooza 2017

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, OverDrive Training Specialist What’s hot in Cleveland this August? Digipalooza 2017, of course! Our conference is jam-packed with great events, including a keynote from Cokie Roberts, evening socials, and morning yoga. But there’s even more for those who choose to come early and stay late! Arriving early on Wednesday? Stop by East… Read more »

60 library systems are on pace to hit one million digital checkouts with OverDrive in 2017

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Last year, a record 49 different OverDrive digital library collections hit one million checkouts and we’re excited to announce that it looks like, once again, a new benchmark will be set. Records are meant to be broken, after all. In 2015, the number of library systems hitting one million checkouts was 33 and two years… Read more »

OverDrive Aligns with Global Tech Leader

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Rakuten, one of the leading technology companies in the world, is well known in many countries for empowering society through technology and innovation. Based in Tokyo, Rakuten has 14,000 employees, operations in 29 countries, and provides services to a billion users.  Rakuten has been named to the Forbes list of “World’s Most Innovative Companies” every… Read more »

Looking back on the ALA Annual conference in Chicago

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Last weekend, several members of Team OverDrive spent four days in Chicago meeting with hundreds of librarians from around the country. The ALA Annual meetings offer an opportunity to interact with publishers, authors, librarians and the decision makers that help shape both the digital reading landscape and the library world as a whole. While in… Read more »

Resource Center Spotlight: Table Tents

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist If you are like me, you always reach for the table tent or table talker at a restaurant. Because, most often, it features the dessert menu. The dessert menu is the best part of any dining experience especially if it features bread pudding…getting off track here. In short, a… Read more »