Enter to Win the 2013 Digital Library Champions contest!

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  What makes a successful and high circulating digital collection? There are many best practices including a diverse and regularly refreshed collection of eBooks and audiobooks, staff training and active marketing and outreach efforts.   This year, we launch the OverDrive Digital Library Champions contest to recognize and reward our partners that have followed those… Read more »

National Library Workers’ Day Swag Pack Winners!

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During National Library Week, we recognized library workers for the dedication in serving their communities. To show our appreciation, we offered eBook Swag Packs for the best responses to an easy question: Why does your library love eBooks?   We had so much fun reading your responses, and want to thank all who participated. We’ve… Read more »

OverDrive Media Console compatibility for Linux Users

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  Maybe you have dreaded telling the users who come into your library and are wanting help with Linux that OverDrive Media Console was not compatible with their chosen platform. Due to a recent discovery, we have found a way to get OMC on a Linux computer. Things are about to get nerdy, so stick with me.   Many Linux users are familiar with a program called Wine – not the popular… Read more »

OverDrive and III announce plans for deep API integration

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  This week, OverDrive and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (“III”) agreed on plans for deep API integration of OverDrive services into III products, including Sierra and Encore Discovery Services Platform.  Building on the success of the first round of OverDrive APIs, the coming API updates will include the ability to check out and place a hold… Read more »

2013 Pulitzer Prize Winning eBooks

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             The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners have been announced and now is the time to build your collection with these award-winning books! The winners and selected finalists featured below are available for purchase in Content Reserve. For our value shoppers, the Fiction and General Nonfiction winning eBooks are both currently… Read more »

Device Specific How- to Guides Now Available

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As you may have noticed, with the creation of OverDrive’s new Partner Portal, our Learning Center received a facelift as well. This change is not simply cosmetic! At the Learning Center, you’ll find updates to our On Demand trainings, registration for live sessions and frequent additions to the resources available for training your staff and… Read more »