OverDrive Advantage

OverDrive Advantage gives libraries that are members of a shared collection the ability to offer popular titles—exclusively to their patrons. Advantage libraries can purchase additional copies of popular titles that are already in the shared collection, as well as titles that are not yet available.

We are excited to announce that enhanced reporting features are now available to Advantage libraries to evaluate the circulation and demand for their Advantage collection.

For popular reports in Content Reserve, a new feature has been added to ‘Only show Advantage titles’.

By selecting this option, the report will generate Advantage title activity for the following reports:

  • Activity Chart
  • Purchased Title Report
  • Turnover Rate Chart
  • Title Statistics
  • Current Waiting List
  • Waiting List History

Users will notice that new columns have been added to applicable reports to provide detailed information about Advantage titles, such as ‘Advantage Owned’, ‘Advantage Current Checkouts’, ‘Advantage Current Holds’, and ‘Advantage Hold Rank’ which shows what number the first Advantage patron is on a title’s waiting list.

If you are already an Advantage library, try out the new reporting feature and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Shannon Lichty is manager of library partner services for OverDrive.

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