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 »

Librarian’s Share: Paige Jaeger recaps the Library Journal e-Conference

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On Thursday, October 13th Library Journal held its 2nd annual eBook Summit web conference.  Paige Jaegar, the coordinator for School Library Services at Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES, not only attended this year’s conference, but she presented during it, as well.  Paige was kind enough to answer a few of our questions pertaining to… Read more »

2011 Outreach Program Contest Outside-the-Library Winner

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County sees the phenomenal growing demand for downloadables as a tremendous opportunity for better serving our customers and attracting new users. In 2011 we embarked on a comprehensive plan to expand usage of our eBooks and e-audiobooks. Among the many steps we took to accomplish this were greatly… Read more »

The Hutchins School’s Digital Library to engage students with eBooks & more

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Dr. Jill Abell, Director of Information Services (IT, Libraries and Archives) at The Hutchins School in Tasmania, shares her experience seeking out an eBook solution for her school library. Thanks to OverDrive’s School Download Library service, The Hutchins School’s Digital Library goes live this month. The Hutchins School, located in Tasmania, is an independent, Anglican,… Read more »

Visually impaired customer discovers digital audiobooks at Auckland Libraries

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Sean Murgatroyd, Digital Outreach Librarian at Auckland Libraries, shares his story of helping a visually impaired customer download digital audiobooks from the library’s ‘Virtual Branch.’ “I’m having a great day today. I can’t believe how well today is going.” I hear the voice from across the library. I notice my colleague working with a teenager… Read more »

Multi-channel distribution from Futurebook

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From OverDrive on Futurebook.net: More customers equal more revenue, right? But how publishers find those customers is, of course, the challenge. Ultimately, reaching out through as many channels as possible allows publishers to access the widest variety of customers possible. Multi-channel distribution, something OverDrive has supported for years, allows publishers and content owners to maximise their… Read more »

2011 is the Year of the eBook in Boise

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Lindsay Wyatt, reference librarian at the Boise Public Library in Idaho, shares a year-long initiative for educating users on eBook downloads. We at the Boise Public Library are celebrating eBooks all year long with our Year of the eBook outreach events. After taking the first few months of the year to train staff, purchase eReading… Read more »