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 »

An OverDrive update from Steve

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Dear Library Partner, I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the holiday season. On behalf of OverDrive, I am pleased to share with you a few milestone highlights and a look at what’s ahead. A brief trip down Memory Lane I received an email last week from Tish Lowrey, Head of Technical Services… Read more »

170 years of A Christmas Carol

Posted by & filed under Collection Development, Library, Schools.

  “Marley was dead, to begin with.” And so begins the Charles Dickens Classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Today is the 170th anniversary of the novella that has been read endlessly in front of fire places and with warm cups of hot chocolate every year as we near Christmas Day. The story of bitter old Ebenezer… Read more »

High Point Public Library Wraps Up eReaders for the Holidays

Posted by & filed under Librarians Share, Promotional Ideas.

Since announcing the winners of this year’s marketing-focused Digital Library Champions contest at Digipalooza in August, each month we’ve highlighted their success stories through a series of Librarian’s Share blog posts. This week, we feature the winner of the “Outside the Library” category, High Point Public Library (member of the North Carolina Digital Library):   As we… Read more »

OverDrive at Elementary: Getting the word out to parents and students

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  Working at an elementary school poses certain challenges in making students aware of and getting them to use OverDrive. This year I decided to kick up my efforts a notch in regards to publicizing OverDrive to parents and students.   In September, we participated in OverDrive’s “Big Library Read.” I host book clubs every… Read more »

Librarian’s Share: Video Killed the Printed Handout Star

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  In August, we announced the winners of this year’s Digital Library Champions contest. Each winner has agreed to share their success story through a series of Librarian’s Share blog posts. This week, we feature the winner of the “Online” category, Jackson County Library Services (member of the  Oregon Digital Library Consortium):   For some… Read more »

Multilingual support for your patrons

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  Attracting new users to your OverDrive-powered website is essential for maintaining a successful digital collection. By adding support for multiple languages to your website, your library can use Spanish, French (Canadian), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or Japanese translations to reach new users. Russian and Malay language support will be available later this month.  … Read more »