Library eBooks are coming to Nintendo Wii U. OverDrive’s investment in HTML5 browser standards means that readers can access library eBooks anytime, anywhere, on an ever-increasing array of devices—including popular game consoles. This weekend at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, OverDrive will demonstrate how readers can use OverDrive Read to browse, sample and enjoy eBooks from the library on any device with a modern web browser, including the Nintendo Wii U.
If you’ll be at ALA Midwinter this weekend, stop by Booth 1115 at Seattle’s Washington Convention Center to see OverDrive Read in action on the Nintendo Wii U. “The Wii U has excellent HTML5 browser support ,” says OverDrive CEO Steve Potash. “At ALA Midwinter, librarians can experience how their libraries can serve the Next Generation of readers anytime, anywhere.”
From game consoles to Smart TVs and smartphones and tablets, OverDrive’s Next Generation library service platform is designed to attract and convert visitors and browsers into library customers. Earlier this month, Steve showed how you can enjoy eBooks on your living room TV with OverDrive Read. Then, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, he used the touchscreen embedded into Samsung’s T9000 Refrigerator to pull up digital recipes.
Throughout ALA Midwinter, we’ll be demonstrating how OverDrive helps libraries serve the Next Generation of readers with services like streaming video and audio, completely reimagined library websites, APIs that enable libraries to fully integrate digital and print catalogs, and the all-new Content Reserve collection development portal. We hope to see you in the Emerald City!
Michael Lovett is Public Relations and Social Media Specialist at OverDrive.