The updated, improved Test Drive

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Has it been a while since you last took a look at OverDrive’s Test Drive program? If so, then it might be worth taking another look. We’ve been updating the website, adding new devices and archiving ones that are hard to find. For those of you that may be unfamiliar (or didn’t read Justin’s post… Read more »

Librarians Share: Engaging student readers at Somerset College

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Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Dianne de Villiers, school librarian at Somerset College in South Africa, to share their marketing plan for this school year. Do you have a story you’d like to share on the OverDrive blog about how to engage readers with your digital collection? Email blogs@overdrive.com with your story.   With the… Read more »

Let the wedding planning begin!

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If you’re looking at your Facebook News Feed, Twitter account, or email inbox and thinking “Everyone I know just got engaged,” you’re probably right. According to WeddingWire, 33% of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. I actually fell into that 33% on New Year’s Eve and one of the first things I did… Read more »

Break away from your shared collection with OverDrive Advantage

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Is your library among a larger group or consortium of libraries that shares one digital collection? Do your patrons complain about excessive hold times on popular titles or the lack of unique content in the consortium’s catalog? Or does your library have a separate budget set aside to build an exclusive collection for your patrons?… Read more »

What MP3 means for your library, school, and users

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We recently revealed that we’re planning to provide all OverDrive audiobooks in MP3 format only, and sunset the distribution of WMA audiobooks. Our goal is always to give readers what they want—by providing the largest catalog, easiest user experience, and the most compatibility across all devices. By moving to MP3 only, all OverDrive audiobooks will… Read more »

OverDrive to preview enhanced eBooks at ALA Midwinter Meeting

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As thousands of librarians convene in Philadelphia this weekend, we will be demonstrating interactive children’s eBooks with dozens of “app-like” features based on industry-standard EPUB3 and other formats. In OverDrive booth #1723 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 24-27 in Philadelphia, enhanced eBook editions of children’s classics, picture books, adult and YA titles will be… Read more »