OverDrive Media Console update – WMA Music to iPod and iPhone

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OverDrive has released the latest update of OverDrive Media Console for Windows, which enables library users to transfer OverDrive WMA Music to iPod and iPhone. Albums from blues label Alligator Records will be the first music downloads that can be transferred to Apple devices, and we expect more publishers to allow iPod transfer in the… Read more »

OverDrive Advantage: Greater access to more content

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We just launched a powerful new tool that enables libraries to meet the growing demand for digital content, OverDrive Advantage. OverDrive Advantage allows member libraries of a shared system to create a custom collection for their community within the existing download website while maintaining access to the shared collection. Whether you want additional copies of a popular… Read more »

OverDrive Download Station v3.2 coming soon

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We are excited to announce the release of OverDrive Download Station v3.2, scheduled for September 30! With the new version, users can transfer most OverDrive WMA Audiobooks to Apple devices such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPod touch. Additionally, now that iTunes 9 is available, iPod shuffle users can transfer audiobooks to their devices using Download… Read more »

Facebook and Twitter sharing features now available

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I remember when I first signed up for Facebook in college to connect with friends and post pictures… little did I know I would be using it in my career as well. It’s become one of the most popular means of communication: social networking. To allow for an even more interactive experience of your library’s ‘Virtual… Read more »

Wireless Downloads with OverDrive Media Console for Windows Mobile

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Your library’s download service just became even more portable with the release of OverDrive Media Console for Windows Mobile. Now your patrons can wirelessly download audiobooks, music, and video to their Windows Mobile phones from your library’s download website and play the titles with the same superior navigation features of OverDrive’s desktop software I’ve already… Read more »

Sony announces Library Finder for the Sony Reader

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Did you hear the news? Sony held a major press conference this morning at New York Public Library announcing a new Library Finder powered by OverDrive. This means you’ll see increased traffic to your download website from Sony Reader owners looking for free PDF and EPUB eBook downloads. Sony also announced its first wireless Sony Reader… Read more »

For K-12 Schools: AudioBook Classroom & School Download Library

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Librarians and educators know that every young reader is different. It’s a well-documented challenge to get all students to not only read more but also to improve reading scores. This year, we started to offer two digital book download services for schools that are designed to engage students by combining the educational benefits of audiobooks… Read more »

Sony Reader: OverDrive to Promote Open Standards for eBooks

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Did you know that Adobe EPUB and PDF eBooks already in your download collection are compatible with the Sony Reader? Today, OverDrive and Sony Electronics, Inc. solidified their relationship by announcing a marketing agreement.  Read the full press release. This is good news for libraries because it’s a win for “open standards” for eBooks. Sony and OverDrive are promoting the new… Read more »