Pew Study Confirms eBook Reading on the Rise

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A recent study released by the Pew Research Center reveals that, while reading remains as popular as ever, the way people are reading continues to take a digital shift.  In the past year, nearly a quarter of all Americans  aged 16 and older  read an eBook, up from 16 percent just a year ago. The… Read more »

Survey Says: Library Borrowers Also Buyers

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The results of a new survey sponsored by OverDrive with the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) reaffirm what librarians already know: libraries play a key role in readers’ book-buying decisions.   Conducted in June and July of this year at thousands of OverDrive-powered public library websites in the United States, the… Read more »

The continued growth of OverDrive’s School Download Library

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In the fall of 2011 I conducted a survey sent out amongst all of OverDrive’s K-12 partners who are currently using our School Download Library platform.  With the massive growth experienced across the board throughout the past year, we were interested in obtaining feedback specifically from our fastest growing segment: schools.  The numbers were, shall… Read more »

Reports for Advantage libraries are now available

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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… Read more »

Track your Maximum Access circulation with real-time reports

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A few months back we highlighted tracking your overall digital circulation using the ‘Activity Chart’.  Today we’re expanding upon the ‘Activity Chart’ to feature options for tracking your circulation specifically for Maximum Access titles. Maximum Access is a licensing model available from select publishers, who allow unlimited simultaneous access to their content. Some examples include Blackstone Audio, Inc.,… Read more »

The Digital Library Statistics Report

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The name really speaks for itself: ‘The Digital Library Statistics’ Report, available in Content Reserve, generates instantly to display a snapshot of what’s in your digital collection. Statistics include overall and current checkouts, holds, patrons, number of titles and copies of titles in the collection. Best of all, the report includes ‘total’ numbers as well… Read more »

What’s on your Waiting List?

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Welcome back to our monthly posts on ‘Real Time Reports.’ Today we’re focusing on the importance of monitoring your ‘Current Waiting List’ and comparing that information to your ‘Waiting List History’ in Content Reserve. How many of you see titles such as ‘Twilight’, ‘Alex Cross’s Trial’, and many others continue to be on your waitlist?… Read more »

The Patron Activity chart

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Thus far, we’ve learned quite a bit of information on how to utilize Content Reserve Reports, such as how to monitor circulation activity and watch new patron registrations soar through the roof. This month, our focus is on the ‘Patron Activity Chart’, which is the most detailed report of patron borrowing habits. Although we won’t… Read more »

Track new users with the New Patron Registrations report

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Over the past few months I’ve taken you on an in depth journey through Content Reserve Reports. This month my focus is on the ‘New Patron Registrations Report’, which tracks the number of new users who visit your download website, and can be generated by day, month, or branch. This report is helpful for administrators… Read more »