HP Slate 7 Extreme review

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What makes it unique? In November, NVIDIA did a really interesting thing. With the help of EVGA, they launched a seven inch Android tablet. What makes that interesting, you ask?  NVIDA, who is known for making video cards and mobile processors, is sticking to the same business model they use in the world of desktop… Read more »

Great news for UK: HarperCollins Ltd. now available!

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We are excited to announce the availability of more than 5,000 titles from HarperCollins Ltd. for our U.K. customers, including public, school, and university libraries. HarperCollins is one of the world’s best known publishers, and OverDrive has been working hard on making their titles available to all of our customers. The terms for the titles… Read more »

Meet Sir Cumference

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It’s a well-known fact that very few children’s books cover the basics of coordinate geometry. But the U.S. Common Core Standards require fifth-graders to be able to graph points on the coordinate plane to solve problems. Just what can a conscientious librarian do to help solve that problem? Introducing the Sir Cumference series of adventures… Read more »

The updated, improved Test Drive

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Has it been a while since you last took a look at OverDrive’s Test Drive program? If so, then it might be worth taking another look. We’ve been updating the website, adding new devices and archiving ones that are hard to find. For those of you that may be unfamiliar (or didn’t read Justin’s post… Read more »

Break away from your shared collection with OverDrive Advantage

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Is your library among a larger group or consortium of libraries that shares one digital collection? Do your patrons complain about excessive hold times on popular titles or the lack of unique content in the consortium’s catalog? Or does your library have a separate budget set aside to build an exclusive collection for your patrons?… Read more »

What MP3 means for your library, school, and users

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We recently revealed that we’re planning to provide all OverDrive audiobooks in MP3 format only, and sunset the distribution of WMA audiobooks. Our goal is always to give readers what they want—by providing the largest catalog, easiest user experience, and the most compatibility across all devices. By moving to MP3 only, all OverDrive audiobooks will… Read more »