ContentWire Debuts New Look

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We got a makeover! Our ContentWire newsletter recently launched a new, streamlined look, making it even easier for you to stay current on new releases, must-read titles and popular bestsellers in OverDrive’s catalog.  While still offering the same great recommendations, the new-look ContentWire gives subscribers the ability to click on individual titles to see them in… Read more »

Tune In for Live Community Outreach Training

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Over the last six months, the Marketing & Outreach team here at OverDrive has created a brand-new version of the Community Outreach Training program you’ve all come to know and love. The new program still provides helpful ideas for marketing your library’s digital collection both inside the branch and throughout your community, and we’ve updated… Read more »

Stock Up on Summer’s Hottest Titles

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With days getting longer and temperatures on the rise, summer is on the horizon. It’s almost time to dig your toes into the sand and let your mind drift into the clouds with the help of a sizzling summer read. To help your patrons make the most of the dog days of summer, we’re offering… Read more »

Test Drive Spotlight: North Carolina Digital Library

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As many OverDrive libraries know, we recently launched Test Drive, a program that enables libraries to offer eBook devices for demonstration and lending. At the Public Library Association Conference this year, we connected with one of the program’s early adopters, Ruth Ann Copley of North Carolina Digital Library (NCDL), to discuss the progress of her… Read more »

Clean Up Your Act: eBooks for Organizing

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Whether you love or hate it, spring cleaning is here. Now’s the perfect time to clean out the clutter and freshen up the house. Personally, I love it and and can’t wait to get started. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed, know that organizing does not have to be an unsatisfying chore—especially with the help of… Read more »

Supplementing First Year Common Reading Programs with eBooks

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Incoming college freshman are often given their first homework assignment over the summer (gasp!) before the fall semester begins. Taking a page from the City Reads programs, many colleges are selecting a book that all incoming freshman students are “required” to readin preparation for first year orientation. The books selected typically serve as a jumping… Read more »

College Download Libraries: Making Campus Even Cooler

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College kids have it made. Four years—or maybe more if you’re lucky—of living with all your friends, taking classes that start after 10 a.m., ordering take-out at 2 a.m. and, for today’s college students, zipping over to a premium virtual library 24/7.  Institutions of higher education make up one of OverDrive’s fastest growing markets, and… Read more »

Laugh, Learn and Escape With OverDrive’s Video Catalog

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An eBook and an audiobook walk into a digital library. The video ducks. Heyo! While all of OverDrive’s library partners are seeing tremendous success circulating eBooks and audiobooks to patrons, few are taking advantage of another popular format—video. OverDrive carries an extensive catalog of videos—classic to contemporary—and we’d like to take a moment to highlight… Read more »