O Canada Day

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What do Margaret Atwood, Lucy Maude Montgomery and Yann Martel all have in common? They all hail from the great country of Canada. In honour of Canada Day, OverDrive is taking a look at some of the great literary contributions from Canada. Check out some of our favourites: This Is My Country, What’s Yours? By… Read more »

Reports for Advantage libraries are now available

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OverDrive Advantage gives libraries that are members of a shared collection the ability to offer popular titles—exclusively to their patrons. Advantage libraries can purchase additional copies of popular titles that are already in the shared collection, as well as titles that are not yet available. We are excited to announce that enhanced reporting features are… Read more »

The Hutchins School’s Digital Library to engage students with eBooks & more

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Dr. Jill Abell, Director of Information Services (IT, Libraries and Archives) at The Hutchins School in Tasmania, shares her experience seeking out an eBook solution for her school library. Thanks to OverDrive’s School Download Library service, The Hutchins School’s Digital Library goes live this month. The Hutchins School, located in Tasmania, is an independent, Anglican,… Read more »

SYNC program introduces teens to audiobooks

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OverDrive has partnered with AudioFile’s Audiobook Community and leading publishers once again to introduce young adults to the joys of audiobook listening with SYNC. The annual summer reading program, taking place this year from June 23 to August 8, connects teens with the audio version of one popular title and one corresponding classic title every… Read more »

Best books of 2011…so far

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It’s hard to believe that the first half of 2011 is already over, and what a year it has been for books.  We’ve laughed, cried, been thrilled, and just when we think we have read something that couldn’t possibly be any better, the next best thing is released. How does one really judge the success… Read more »

Review: Get digital with the Aluratek Libre Color

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So you are ready to step forward into the digital age and jump on the eBook reader bandwagon. BUT you find yourself on a budget. What is a tech-lover to do? Well, late last year, Aluratek released the Libre Color for a fraction of the cost of the NOOKcolor. First and foremost this is a… Read more »