Get in the know: New Marketplace updates

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  Marketplace – OverDrive’s online purchasing portal for eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video – is the sum of years of customer feedback and recommendations on how to make the selecting and purchasing process of new digital content easier and more efficient.  Thanks to your suggestions, we have been able to create an online bazaar of… Read more »

It’s Madness! More than 7,000 MP3 audiobooks are up to 50% off through December

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To celebrate OverDrive’s march towards MP3 as the standard audiobook format, we’re providing over 7,000 MP3 audiobooks on sale up to 50% off now through 12/31! MP3s are the easiest to use, most compatible audio format currently available.   The participating publishers discounted at 20-30% off include Listen & Live Audio, AudioGO, Blackstone Audio, and… Read more »

OverDrive Search gets a makeover

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  Regular users will have noticed some big changes to last week. Search has tens of thousands of visitors every day but the old site was getting a bit out of date. The new design is just the start of a big effort to modernize and improve the utility of one of our most important destinations. To… Read more »

Celebrate Young Reader’s Day!

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If you are reading this then I can probably safely assume you enjoy reading. You probably have a favorite book, a favorite author, a favorite literary quote even. Maybe it’s tattooed on your ankle or written above your doorway or maybe you are like me, the words are so engrained in who you are they’ve… Read more »

OverDrive at Elementary: Getting the word out to parents and students

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  Working at an elementary school poses certain challenges in making students aware of and getting them to use OverDrive. This year I decided to kick up my efforts a notch in regards to publicizing OverDrive to parents and students.   In September, we participated in OverDrive’s “Big Library Read.” I host book clubs every… Read more »

Recommendations come to school digital libraries

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  Recommend to Library, OverDrive’s enhancement that lets users suggest titles for libraries to add to their digital collection, is rolling out for our school partner websites. This feature, which will enable students to view OverDrive’s catalog of titles not currently in your digital library, helps answer the ultimate questions, “What should we put in… Read more »

Multilingual support for your patrons

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  Attracting new users to your OverDrive-powered website is essential for maintaining a successful digital collection. By adding support for multiple languages to your website, your library can use Spanish, French (Canadian), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or Japanese translations to reach new users. Russian and Malay language support will be available later this month.  … Read more »