#Infographic: The most popular eBooks and Audiobooks borrowed on OverDrive in 2016

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In 2016, OverDrive saw record circulation numbers across the board as millions of readers from around the world connected with their libraries daily through OverDrive apps and websites. This surge in checkouts was the result of several factors. The ease of use and increased speed of the new OverDrive experience made finding a great read… Read more »

Libraries surpass 196 million checkouts on OverDrive in 2016

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2016 turned out to be another record setting year as nearly 200 million eBooks and audiobooks were borrowed from OverDrive-powered library digital collections. This was an increase of 21% over a previously record high in 2015. These impressive numbers are the result of several key factors including the continued marketing and promotional efforts of our… Read more »

Consortia features evolve as Greater Phoenix Digital Library marks 10th anniversary

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By: Brian Byrne, OverDrive Marketing & Communications Specialist As libraries continue to evolve, OverDrive is helping both stand alone and consortia best meet the needs of their member libraries and readers with improved features and tools. Participating in a shared collection has always been a highly effective way for libraries to provide eBooks, audiobooks and… Read more »

Maximize your new OverDrive digital library with our special webcast series

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By: Briana Johnson-Sims, OverDrive Training Specialist  The Training Team has an exciting holiday treat for libraries with the new OverDrive! Join us the second week of December for our special webcast series, Wrap Up the Year with the New OverDrive, and let us help you make this the most wonderful time of the year for… Read more »

50 library systems still on pace to surpass one million digital checkouts with OverDrive in 2016

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In July we announced that more than 50 digital library collections from around the world were on pace to reach more than one million digital checkouts on their OverDrive-powered website. We’re under three months until we say goodbye to 2016 and those 50 are still on track to hit that mark. These statistics echo the… Read more »

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 »

Digital content keeps users connected to the library

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Earlier this week we shared information from a Pew Research report stating that public awareness of library eBooks has never been higher. The report provided survey findings that show three out of every five adults now know that their library offers digital content, a significant increase from the… Read more »

Awareness of library eBook availability is at an all-time high

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Recently, Pew released a report titled “Libraries and Learning”, which found that the number of people aware of digital materials at their library has never been higher. As lifestyles continue to get busier and technologies advance, people are taking advantage of eBooks and digital audiobooks more than ever…. Read more »

#LBF16 preview: OverDrive adds 500 new publishers to global eBook catalog for schools and libraries

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This week Team OverDrive will be at the London Book Fair holding meetings with library and publishing partners and offering demonstrations of the latest inventive technologies in digital library lending. While highlighting enhanced eBook features like Read-Along eBooks we’ll also be discussing the new publishing partners we’ve added from Germany, Japan, the Middle East and… Read more »

Digital libraries are once again setting a record checkout pace

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2016 is off to a torrent start for digital library lending as checkout numbers are up for Q1 (Jan. 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016) based on the activities of 50 top circulating libraries. eBook, audiobook and digital magazine checkouts through OverDrive are on track to grow 30-40 percent for 2016 over the record levels… Read more »