OverDrive to Present 2014/2015 eBook Lending Roadmap at National Library Conference

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As the nation’s library professionals convene at the 2014 American Library Association Annual (ALA) Conference in Las Vegas, June 27-30, leading digital platform provider OverDrive will introduce and demonstrate its 2014/2015 eBook lending roadmap. OverDrive team members will brief librarians on plans to launch a series of content, end-user and platform enhancements over the coming… Read more »

What you missed in the Hot Topic webinars

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Last month, more than 450 OverDrive school and library partners from around the world joined the Training Team’s May Hot Topic Webinar series about boosting digital circulation and maximizing the value of your OverDrive service. We also heard from many of you who shared your library’s success stories for growing your own user community. And… Read more »

Test Drive updates!

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A little while back, we updated OverDrive Media console for Android and iOS devices to version 3.1.  The 3.1 update includes improved integration between the app and your OverDrive account—specifically, the ability to save and restore an Adobe ID. This is great news for the Test Drive program, because it makes clearing and restoring devices… Read more »

OverDrive helps Edmonton Public Library win with non-English language titles

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The Edmonton Public Library has more than doubled circulation of four of its largest non-English language eBook and audiobook collections since adopting OverDrive’s multilingual user interface last fall. With EPL’s OverDrive-powered website now discoverable in French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese, checkouts for titles in these languages surged by 120 percent in the five months after… Read more »

OverDrive adds bestselling Japanese eBooks for libraries and schools worldwide

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We are pleased to announce a strategic alliance with top Japanese publisher aggregator MediaDo. The alliance, called OverDrive Japan, will enable distribution of popular and bestselling Japanese content, including manga and adult fiction, through the OverDrive network of libraries and schools worldwide. In addition, the new venture extends the OverDrive platform and catalog of more… Read more »

OverDrive APIs deliver new opportunities for discovery and circulation through BiblioCommons

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The OverDrive APIs have been designed to help libraries increase discovery and circulation of their OverDrive Digital Catalog through as many outlets as possible. OverDrive APIs are currently being used by several partners, and libraries now have numerous opportunities to share their OverDrive Digital Catalog alongside all of their other materials and services. The OverDrive… Read more »