OverDrive rolls out the next generation school digital library websites

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At the end of July, OverDrive started updating the user experience for all schools. When teachers, students and parents visit their school’s OverDrive-powered digital library website they will find a fully updated user interface, created after extensive market research and customer feedback to provide a more informative, user-friendly experience. This post will highlight many of… Read more »

Los Altos School District: Keeping the Momentum During the Summer

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During the spring semester at the Los Altos School District (California) the library staff wanted to make sure their circulation didn’t drop during the coming summer months when students went on break. To maintain their success Kareen Burns, the District’s OverDrive librarian, developed a plan and began publishing eBook news blasts on the district library’s… Read more »

North East Independent School District: Using Browser-based reading to increase usage

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North East ISD (San Antonio, Texas) was recently looking for a way to garner more attention and increase the circulation of the district’s digital library. While they have always had decent usage of their eBook collection, Faye Hagerty, NEISD’s head librarian, wanted greater results.   She decided to work from the top of the district… Read more »

LDAP Authentication New Option for Schools

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Last summer, OverDrive piloted a new method of authenticating users that has become increasingly popular with our school partners: LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol). Using LDAP allows users to sign into their OverDrive-powered website using their existing network username and password that they are already very familiar with. Once LDAP is setup for your OverDrive… Read more »

10 Ways to Make a School Librarian’s Job Easier

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It’s not easy being the school librarian. Tasked with fostering learning, encouraging library use, and instilling a love of reading among students, school librarians are often in high demand and short on time. We asked some of OverDrive’s school library partners to share tips for making the most of your digital collection while balancing an… Read more »

Win Content Credits in School Referral Bonus Program

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The power of “word of mouth” is truly amazing. As we continue to expand our presence in K-12 schools, we’ve noticed that many of our new school partners first learned about our eBook platform from their friends working at other school and public libraries (or from their own experiences using their local library’s digital collection)…. Read more »

OverDrive Launches Free School eBook Trial

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  For a limited time, we’re offering schools the chance to try our Next Generation eBook platform for free. With this free trial, schools can lend popular and educational eBook titles to students for use anytime, anywhere, on any major eReading device. Students simply browse or search for an eBook, borrow it from the school… Read more »

K-12 Students Excel with School eBooks

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As more schools around the world experiment with eBook lending, we’re seeing more and more evidence showing the effectiveness of digital resources in the classroom. A new study conducted by Australia’s New South Wales Department of Education and Communities in conjunction with Softlink— the official reseller of OverDrive’s school eBook platform in Australia—reveals how eBooks… Read more »