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Help OverDrive improve your digital collection development experience

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OverDrive Marketplace is the heartbeat of our digital library universe. It’s where library and school partners go to add new content to your websites, create curated collections, review user recommendations and analyze Insights and reports. We’ve designed Marketplace to be an easy shopping experience regardless of what type of content you’re looking for. We constantly… Read more »

Utilize OverDrive for the Premier’s Reading Challenge

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist. When we heard about the Premier’s Reading Challenge in Australia, we could not help feeling excited for the students who were encouraged to grow a love of reading. Because, as you all know, we really really love reading. In support of the challenge, we’ve compiled Premier Reading lists by… Read more »

4 simple ways to get reluctant young males excited about reading

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist and co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Recently on our Professional Book Nerds podcast, I sat down with two other members of Team OverDrive to share book recommendations and talk about our earliest memories of reading. In addition to talking about the books we’ve enjoyed recently, we… Read more »

BISAC Tips, Tricks and helpful links

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By: Liz Tousey, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst. Have you heard that we’ve added BISAC subject headings for some of our most popular content? Even if you have, read on anyway. You may have a few questions that can be answered below! BISAC Background Information An abbreviation for “Book Industry Standards and Communications,” BISAC… Read more »

OverDrive Helps Thousands of Students Make the Digital Shift to eBooks at School

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At the 2016 International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE) OverDrive will share updates on the technologies that have led to a record number of students using digital books at school. In the 2015-16 school year, approximately six million students had access to digital books, including eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video, an increase of 31… Read more »

Hear James Patterson discuss his new BookShots titles and the importance of libraries on our Professional Book Nerds podcast

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Last week I had the opportunity to travel to New York City to interview James Patterson as a part of his promotion for his new BookShots line of titles. Each book is a fast paced mystery or thriller designed to make readers say “give me another book.” The… Read more »

Library Staff Training Pro-Tip: The Need to Weed

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By: Sydney Kalnay, OverDrive Training Specialist (Ed. Note: This post discusses our training webcasts designed to help your staff become an OverDrive expert.You can sign up for these webcasts on our Resource Center here.) Recently, we held our quarterly special webcast, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marketplace, which was an exploration of advanced searching… Read more »