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 »

Librarian’s Share: Hennepin County Library

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It’s time to check in with another winner of this year’s Digital Library Champions contest! Since last 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 “Inside the Library” category, Hennepin County Library, as written by Senior Librarian Shannon… Read more »

Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day

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  How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions? So far, I’ve kept up a few of mine (learn to play a bit of piano), and a few others have already slipped by (exercise every day—fat chance!). However, apparently I’m in good company. Only 8% of people actually accomplish a New Year’s resolution. Fortunately,… Read more »

New collection lists available!

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Between the recent polar vortex cold temperatures and patron’s shiny new gadgets brought by Santa, your OverDrive Digital Library is likely seeing a large boost in new patron registrations, circulations and website activity. To keep up with demand and to help make your Marketplace shopping effortless during this busy time of year, we have created… Read more »

Monthly Marketing Idea: Spread the word with a press release

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When launching your digital collection, it’s important to get the word out and start marketing. We’ve shared many promotional ideas in the past about using print materials, events and social media to help raise awareness about your eBooks. But one of the simplest and most cost effective marketing tools is a press release. For public… Read more »