Open Community Outreach training reminder

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The next Open Community Outreach training is coming up on Thursday, November 4th at 2:00 PM Eastern time.  Open to all OverDrive Library Partners, you’ll learn how to get the word out to your patrons about your download service.  Whether you’re just starting a download collection or you’ve been with OverDrive for years, you’ll leave… Read more »

A statement on the Publishers Association’s position on eBook lending

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From Steve Potash, CEO of OverDrive: I am writing in response to the Publishers Association (UK) announcement this week of its position on library lending at the CILIP Public Library Authorities conference, as well as recent reports of publisher concerns about the role and options for public libraries to participate in eBook lending. I am… Read more »

OverDrive’s UK & Ireland trips a success

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Now that I’ve finally recovered from jetlag, I’m excited to share a report from OverDrive’s recent visit to the United Kingdom. Karen Potash and I just returned from a six day trek through Europe to show love to our library partners across the pond. We began in Dublin, Ireland, where we shared tea and apple… Read more »

Not ready for Halloween? Try a literary-inspired costume.

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Over the weekend I stopped into a super-sized Halloween store hoping to be inspired for this year’s Halloween costume. As I toured the store, nothing caught my eye – year after year, it’s always the same types of costumes (i.e. witch, nurse, hippie, doctor, scary masks) but with a different model on the costume’s packaging…. Read more »

New York Comic Con – ICv2 Conference on Digital Comics

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The last time I was in New York I was 15-years-old, and amazed at how I somehow managed to make my way onto MTV’s Total Request Live. Ten years later, my life is very different, but the wonderment still remains. The city is such a melting pot of cultures, traditions, fashions, and ideas: A perfect place… Read more »

LJ/SLJ virtual eBook summit report

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Contributor Cindy Orr provides a recap of the LJ/SLJ virtual eBook summit in her monthly blog post. A couple of weeks ago I took a day off from my regular work and joined 2,500 others at the Library Journal/School Library Journal virtual eBook summit called “Ebooks: Libraries@ the Tipping Point.” The online conference provided some fascinating… Read more »

Thank you for participating in OverDrive’s 2010 Training Month

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Can you believe October is here? That means OverDrive’s Training Month is complete, and we’d like to send big “thank you” to all of our participating partners. Nearly 5,000 staff registered to learn more about their OverDrive service. Many registered for multiple sessions or on behalf of a group, resulting in 13,000 total participations from 7… Read more »

Welcome new OverDrive partners – September 2010

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Congratulations to the following library and school partners that went live with an OverDrive download collection in September. Click on any link to be directed to each library’s ‘Virtual Branch’ website. ABBE Regional Library System (South Carolina) Bossier Parish Library (Louisiana) Corona Public Library (California) Hurstville Library Service (Australia) John Paul Stevens High… Read more »