eBook fills demand for Giller Prize winner at Kitchener Public Library

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For most debut authors the dream of winning a highly coveted literary prize rarely becomes a reality; however, that is what happened last November to Johanna Skibsrud, when her debut novel, The Sentimentalists, won Canada’s most prestigious literary award, The Scotiabank Giller Prize. In fact, the award has the distinction of immediately creating “bestsellers” and… Read more »

UPDATE: Significant activity on ‘Virtual Branch’ websites

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In the last few days, you and your users may have experienced error messages or slow page loads when visiting your library’s ‘Virtual Branch.’ This temporary slowdown was due to an unprecedented spike in traffic on our library websites following Christmas. While we expected a surge in usage after the holiday, your customers’ interest in… Read more »

Visit OverDrive at ALA Midwinter in San Diego

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ALA Midwinter in San Diego is just around the corner and OverDrive will be exhibiting on Friday, January 7 – Monday, January 10. If you or any of your colleagues are planning to attend, we encourage you to visit our booth (#1017). Theater presentations will be held hourly on OverDrive’s new features, including an improved… Read more »

Digital Bookmobile ends 2010 tour, returns in July 2011

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Last week, the Digital Bookmobile wrapped up its 2010 tour in Texas, where we visited our library partners at Houston Public Library, Harris County Public Library, and Mesquite Independent School District. The event with Mesquite ISD was a very special one for both the Digital Bookmobile and the thousands of school students in the Dallas-area… Read more »

Best Book Covers of 2010

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Gone are the days when you can say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Book covers will be judged, especially in the digital format.  Browsing through a library, or bookstore, allows a customer the opportunity to pick up, browse through, and get a better feel for a book. When it’s done digitally, there is… Read more »

Now available! Liquid Comics Maximum Access eBook collection

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With eBooks becoming increasingly popular we are working to provide content in all genres available. One that is expanding rapidly is digital comics. With that, we are excited to announce the addition of over 150 eBooks from Liquid Comics. Liquid Comics titles are available to US libraries under the Maximum Access model–that means no waiting lists… Read more »

Review: NOOKcolor is at the top of my list

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Although there have been aspects of all the devices I have reviewed that I really like, Barnes & Noble’s NOOKcolor is the first one I think I might actually purchase. Or at least include in my letter to Santa Claus (I should probably send that out since there’s only a week or so left until… Read more »

Top 25 Novels of 2010

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Cindy Orr looks back at the top novels of the year in her monthly blog post ‘Tis the season to look back at 2010 and remember the most enjoyable novels of the year. There are an unbelievable number of Best Of 2010 lists out there, but I think most library patrons are just desperately looking for a great… Read more »