Evaluate your promotional efforts with the ‘Traffic Report’

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Last month, I began a series of entries dedicated to real-time reports in Content Reserve. Not only can these reports help you track circulation, but they can also help monitor your promotional efforts. If you’ve ever wondered how your patrons are accessing your download library, or if your latest website marketing campaign really took off,… Read more »

The Download Discovery Contest winner is…

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Congratulations are in order for our Download Discovery Contest winner, Vickey Long! The Download Discovery Contest was held during OverDrive’s Training Month in September and was open to participating library staff who attended all six courses and answered a series of questions about content learned in the courses correctly. Long, who works in Children’s Services at… Read more »

OverDrive’s 2009 Training Month award winners

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Deb Halinski, Lead Training Specialist for OverDrive, announces 2009 Training Month awards Word on the street is that our library partners went all out this year and participated in more classes than ever during OverDrive’s 2009 Training Month. This was a program of 6 courses, hosted via web conference, which covered every aspect of your… Read more »

Track your download success with real-time reports

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Have you ever wondered about the activity of your download collection with OverDrive: overall checkouts, subject circulation, number of users, etc.?  If so, you’re in luck. This information and more are available online using Content Reserve reports. With more than a dozen useful real-time reports, you can track your library’s or consortium’s circulation and other performance… Read more »

Register now: November’s open Community Outreach training

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Register now for OverDrive’s open Community Outreach training on Thursday, November 5th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. You are invited to participate in this ongoing training program (first Thursday of every month at 2:00 PM ET) to learn innovative, easy, and cost-effective ways to promote your download service and maximize digital circulation. During the training, we will share dozens of examples, statistics, and… Read more »

Thanks for Participating in OverDrive’s 2009 Training Month

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Deb Halinski, Lead Training Specialist for OverDrive, provides a recap of OverDrive’s 2009 Training Month. Today, we’d like to give a shout out to all our library partners who participated in OverDrive’s 2009 Training Month which just wrapped up on September 30. Nearly 3000 participants from 6 countries attended courses covering every aspect of OverDrive’s… Read more »

Open Community Outreach training opportunity

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Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 1st at 2:00 PM (Eastern Time) for OverDrive’s open Community Outreach training. You are invited to participate in the first of an ongoing training program (first Thursday of every month at 2:00 PM ET) to learn creative, easy, and cost-effective ways to promote your download service and maximize circulation. We’ll share dozens… Read more »

Last Chance to Participate in OverDrive’s Training Month

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It’s hard to believe OverDrive’s Training Month is almost over. Thank you to all who have participated thusfar. We’ve had an unbelieveable turn out and there’s still room for more! If you haven’t taken a class yet, or if you are eager to learn more about your OverDrive download library – what are you waiting for?… Read more »

Tweet about Training Month!

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You know who’s cool? Dianna Morganti from San Antonio Public Library. She was the first librarian to use the official OverDrive Training Month hashtag (#ODTraining) when tweeting about her Training Month session. And what did she say? @diannamorganti: “Really excited about upcoming Overdrive upgrades ! #odtraining” It’s that easy. If you tweet about OverDrive Training… Read more »

Training Month kicks off today!

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OverDrive’s 3rd annual Training Month officially kicks off this morning! We’re thrilled at the registration to date, and there are still spaces available in many of our sessions. If you’re not already registered, what are you waiting for? It’s a great opportunity to learn more about your download service for free and online. You can… Read more »