Digital Libraries in Science Fiction

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Cindy Orr envisions the future of library books through the power of science fiction in her monthly column: One effective way to envision the future is to read science fiction novels. Though SF authors would most likely say they are not futurists, but instead just storytellers exploring the world of “what if,” it’s true that… Read more »

Broward County Library makes eBooks available at airport

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Over the summer, Broward County Library, located in in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, had the inspired idea to make the collection of more than 34,000 public domain titles featured on their ‘Virtual Branch’ website directly available and visible in one of the busiest centers of their community – the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Broward County Library’s… Read more »

Penguin eBook titles for lending to Kindle restored

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‘Get for Kindle’ for all Penguin eBooks in your catalog has been restored as of this morning. Penguin titles are available for check out by Kindle users and the Kindle format will be available for patrons who are currently on a waiting list for a Penguin title.  Upcoming releases remain unavailable. We apologize for the… Read more »

Support service enhancements for Retail Partners

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OverDrive’s support system will be changing for our Retail Partners. As part of our continuing efforts to improve our services and systems, OverDrive is transitioning to a new support system due to be rolled out in phases starting early December. Under this new system, retailers will be able to submit support requests using an easy… Read more »

Now available: eBook Device “Test Drive” Program for Libraries

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We are proud to announce Test Drive™, a program for libraries to support demonstration and lending of eBook reading devices and tablets to their patrons. The program includes device recommendations and guidelines for setup, maintenance and support, as well as best practices for institutions that want to stock and lend eBook readers and tablets to patrons.  … Read more »

OverDrive Gives Thanks

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With all the hustle and bustle of grown up life, it’s easy to become complacent and apathetic toward the blessings around us. There tends to be a never-ending list of stressors, from the next big project at work to how you can fit in enough time for the extended family, there’s the laundry list of… Read more »

Penguin library eBook update

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Last week Penguin sent notice to OverDrive that it is reviewing terms for library lending of their eBooks.   In the interim, OverDrive was instructed to suspend availability of new Penguin eBook titles from our library catalog and disable “Get for Kindle”  functionality for all Penguin eBooks.   We apologize for this abrupt change in terms from… Read more »

Holiday Bonus 2011—Free Sony Reader Wi-Fi devices!

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Happy Holiday Season from OverDrive! To celebrate the spirit, we are thrilled to announce our 2011 Holiday Bonus. OverDrive will be giving away free Sony® Reader™ Wi-Fi devices (PRS-T1) with qualifying eBook purchase orders through January 17, 2012! For every cumulative $3,500 USD spent on OverDrive eBook purchases, your library will receive a FREE Sony… Read more »