Lambton County Library Goes All-In for Test Drive

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Since we launched Test Drive last fall, hundreds of libraries have taken advantage of free resources to support demonstration and lending of eBook devices. Now available for libraries and schools, it’s easy to get started at our newly revamped Test Drive website, where you’ll find device recommendations and guidelines for setup, maintenance and support. Approved devices… Read more »

Contest Winner Shares Outreach Tip: Try “eBook of the Day”

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Back in August, West Virginia’s Marion County Public Library System won the “online” category in our 2012 Outreach Program Contest. We invited Michelle Ross, virtual branch manager for MCPLS, to tell us about the library’s approach to marketing its digital collection:   The Marion County Public Library System is always looking for new and exciting… Read more »

OverDrive Developer Portal now open

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We’re happy to announce that the OverDrive Developer Portal is now open and accepting applications from interested developers. Our initial set of APIs gives third-party applications the ability to browse OverDrive digital media collections, search for titles, display detailed metadata for a given title, and determine the availability of a title within a given library… Read more »

College Download Libraries: Making Campus Even Cooler

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College kids have it made. Four years—or maybe more if you’re lucky—of living with all your friends, taking classes that start after 10 a.m., ordering take-out at 2 a.m. and, for today’s college students, zipping over to a premium virtual library 24/7.  Institutions of higher education make up one of OverDrive’s fastest growing markets, and… Read more »

OverDrive Showcases WIN Catalog at PLA Conference

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We’re excited to be in Philadelphia this week for the PLA conference, at which we will be showcasing some of the exciting features we have been developing over the past several months. OverDrive recently announced the WIN Catalog, an integrated suite of new features designed to connect readers with books and authors. We aren’t just… Read more »

WIN Catalog now in pilot – new discovery and direct purchase features in library channel

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OverDrive is excited to announce the pilot launch of the WIN Catalog for the library channel, an integrated suite of new features designed to connect readers with books and authors. Designed with input from libraries and publishers, the WIN Catalog creates a win-win-win scenario for publishers, libraries and readers. Announced in 2011, we’re proud to say we’ve… Read more »

Broward County Library makes eBooks available at airport

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Over the summer, Broward County Library, located in in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, had the inspired idea to make the collection of more than 34,000 public domain titles featured on their ‘Virtual Branch’ website directly available and visible in one of the busiest centers of their community – the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Broward County Library’s… Read more »