OverDrive’s Training Month starts tomorrow

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Do you need a refresher on your OverDrive services? Do you have new employees who need training to assist patrons with your library’s ‘Virtual Branch’? Are you excited to learn about new and upcoming mobile options? Well, you are in luck! Because tomorrow kicks off OverDrive’s Training Month. All courses are free and can be… Read more »

Ken Follett’s FALL OF GIANTS – Historical fiction’s newest blockbuster

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Historical fiction is among the most heavily circulated genres of literature.  It takes a special author, and a great amount of research, to recreate a story set in a specific time period.  When done properly, these titles can evoke such emotion and memory that time travel almost becomes possible. Ken Follett, author of the beloved… Read more »

OverDrive Advantage v2.0 – Custom collections within shared collections

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Earlier this month, OverDrive launched the latest version of OverDrive Advantage. The program was introduced last year to allow libraries that are part  of shared ‘Virtual Branch’ websites to create a custom Advantage collection of best-selling and new release titles within the shared collection. This Advantage collection, only visible and accessible to the Advantage library’s… Read more »

Sony Reader Pocket Edition giveaway – And the winner is…

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Congratulations to Jean Yeomans, Adults Services Coordinator at Hedberg Public Library (part of Wisconsin Public Library Consortium), on winning our Sony Reader Pocket Edition giveway. Jean signed up for our email updates and was selected at random as the overall winner. Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the blog post, signed up… Read more »

Register now for Digipalooza, OverDrive’s user group conference

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Registration for Digipalooza, July 28-31, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio, is now open! Spaces will fill quickly, so register now. Digipalooza, OverDrive’s international user group conference for partner libraries, offers a unique blend of education, networking, and fun to help your library maximize eBook and digital audiobook circulation in the library. Digipalooza is three days of fast-paced, content-packed informative sessions… Read more »

Who’s Rooney Mara?

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I love movies. I love the special effects, the score, the characters, and exciting plots. But I love the books that they are based on even more. No one likes to go to the movies with me because I have this unnerving need to point out every movie playing that is originally based off a book.   People stare, friends shush me,… Read more »

In the News: ALA library survey with eBook availability

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The American Library Association released its 2009–2010 PLFTAS national survey results today and on the list: eBooks.  The national average came out at 65.9%, with 21 states meeting or exceeding the national average for eBook availability. Here is a list of the top states (and federal districts) based on percentage of libraries with eBooks: Tie: Hawaii and District of… Read more »

UPDATED: Win a Sony Reader Pocket Edition from the Digital Library Blog

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The Digital Library Blog was launched one year ago this month with a simple mission: to help OverDrive library partners better serve their patrons. Since then we’ve published over 200 posts with service news, collection development tips, and promotional ideas. And many of our partners have shared their own experiences with the OverDrive service. If… Read more »