San Antonio Public Library creates teen-curated digital collections

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San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) has long been forward thinking in regards to bringing in new users through their OverDrive digital content. They were one of the first libraries to use OverDrive Media Stations to promote their digital collections through their “Connect at Central” space in their main library branch as well as at their… Read more »

OverDrive to present on engaging new readers at the Ontario Library Association conference

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On February 2 and 3, OverDrive will be at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference meeting with our Canadian library partners and presenting best practices on connecting with readers from every corner of your community. OverDrive will be presenting in booth #715, highlighting marketing and curation ideas to help librarians build upon a record 2016,… Read more »

3 takeaways from #ALAMW17

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Every time we return from a large conference like the American Library Association Midwinter meetings we come back feeling re-energized from the countless conversations that occur with library partners, publishers and OverDrive users. Engaging with so many librarians who put in countless hours promoting their digital services is invigorating and we often return to the office… Read more »

OverDrive to present new flexible consortia options and the future of digital library lending at ALA

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  During the American Library Association (ALA) winter meetings in Atlanta, OverDrive will present statistics from a record setting year in digital library lending as well as the new features and products that libraries and users will take advantage of in 2017. Last year, readers borrowed 196 million digital titles through OverDrive-powered websites, a 21%… Read more »

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with big savings on digital content from OverDrive

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The Chinese New Year doesn’t officially happen until January 28, but we’re welcoming the Year of the Rooster for a full month by offering up to 50% off on thousands of Chinese title in OverDrive Marketplace. Starting today, we’re kicking off our celebration with huge savings, giveaways and a live webcast to help you utilize… Read more »

Save the IDPF. Save EPUB.

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This is an update on an important issue that has the potential to undermine the success of the eBook industry. As many of you already know, the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is finalizing its plans to “merge” with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). OverDrive, along with other concerned companies in the industry, opposes… Read more »

#Infographic: The most popular eBooks and Audiobooks borrowed on OverDrive in 2016

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In 2016, OverDrive saw record circulation numbers across the board as millions of readers from around the world connected with their libraries daily through OverDrive apps and websites. This surge in checkouts was the result of several factors. The ease of use and increased speed of the new OverDrive experience made finding a great read… Read more »