Happy New Year from OverDrive!

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Team OverDrive would like to wish a safe, prosperous and very happy New Year to each and every one of you!   “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

Rapid City Public Libraries: Let patrons take eReaders for a test drive

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It’s time to check in with another winner of this year’s Digital Library Champions contest! Since August, we’ve been highlighting winners and their success stories through a series of Librarian’s Share blog posts. This week, we feature the winner of the “Test Drive” category, Rapid City Public Library in South Dakota, as written by their… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 for Kids and the XO Tablet

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Around this time last year, I reviewed the then current crop of tablets geared for kids. The offerings were some fairly sturdy little devices meant for little grubby hands to poke around and play games on devices that offered a range of parental controls. Many of those devices have been improved upon since then, and… Read more »

Get Ready for Holiday Rush & Best of 2013 Lists!

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Whatever your personal reading preference may be, I think everyone can agree that 2013 was a great year for books. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the past year’s most influential, prominent and beloved titles before we celebrate and start reading in 2014. Based on various statistics including downloads, sales, holds, samples, ratings and… Read more »

Budget Tablet Review

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As evidenced by our many device reviews, the holiday season brings out a new crop of eReaders, tablets, computers, and MP3 players to provide a large assortment of options for buyers. Much like at the North Pole, the elves here at OverDrive have been busy testing devices to see how well they work with eBooks,… Read more »

eiNetwork and OverDrive provide Circulation API solutions to partner libraries

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In the fourth quarter of this year, OverDrive’s new Circulation APIs have been integrated into several partner library online catalogs. Recently joining the list, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh/Allegheny County Library Association have launched Circulation API solutions through their ILS provider, eiNetwork. The Circulation APIs enable seamless checkouts and holds within a partner’s OPAC, giving end… Read more »