Celebrating Black History Month

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Black History Month has been observed in the U.S. and Canada every February since 1976. In honor of Black History Month, we created a suggested titles list that spotlights some great African-American literature. When you click the link below, it will show up as a Marketplace search result and you’ll be able to easily add them… Read more »

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s most honest role

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Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death on February 2 shocked and saddened millions of fans, colleagues, friends and family. People around the world are remembering him through his works, reciting their favorite characters he played and movies in which he starred. One film, however, showcases Philip Seymour Hoffman in a different way than others: as… Read more »

HP Slate 7 Extreme review

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What makes it unique? In November, NVIDIA did a really interesting thing. With the help of EVGA, they launched a seven inch Android tablet. What makes that interesting, you ask?  NVIDA, who is known for making video cards and mobile processors, is sticking to the same business model they use in the world of desktop… Read more »

Great news for UK: HarperCollins Ltd. now available!

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We are excited to announce the availability of more than 5,000 titles from HarperCollins Ltd. for our U.K. customers, including public, school, and university libraries. HarperCollins is one of the world’s best known publishers, and OverDrive has been working hard on making their titles available to all of our customers. The terms for the titles… Read more »

The updated, improved Test Drive

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Has it been a while since you last took a look at OverDrive’s Test Drive program? If so, then it might be worth taking another look. We’ve been updating the website, adding new devices and archiving ones that are hard to find. For those of you that may be unfamiliar (or didn’t read Justin’s post… Read more »

Librarians Share: Engaging student readers at Somerset College

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Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Dianne de Villiers, school librarian at Somerset College in South Africa, to share their marketing plan for this school year. Do you have a story you’d like to share on the OverDrive blog about how to engage readers with your digital collection? Email blogs@overdrive.com with your story.   With the… Read more »