eBooks on the rise: Build your collection and get the word out

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Deb Czarnik, Library Manager for Technical Services and Collection Development for Lee County Library System, discusses the rising popularity of eBooks and the importance of promoting the format alongside its physical counterparts. Most libraries using the OverDrive service have undoubtedly heard about Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos’ press release about sales of Kindle eBooks reaching a… Read more »

New Data for Publishers: OverDrive White Paper

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In June OverDrive released its first White Paper, designed to share information and new data with our publisher partners and entitled, “How eBook Catalogs at Public Libraries Drive Publishers’ Book Sales and Profits.” Documenting the growing significance of eBook catalogs at library websites, the White Paper also clarifies how OverDrive’s library platform and distribution model… Read more »

Digital downloads at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival

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Deb Czarnik, Library Manager for Technical Services and Collection Development for Lee County Library System, shares her experience promoting digital downloads at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. On a beautiful spring Saturday in Southwest Florida, we celebrated reading, literacy, and libraries at our 11th Annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Nearly 20,000 attendees came to see their… Read more »

Sacramento Public Library’s audiobook club

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A patron (and active Friend) had an idea that started in one Sacramento Public Library branch and is now being looked at as a model for the State of California. She and a supportive branch supervisor introduced an audiobook option into a new book club, so that visually impaired readers could participate along with sighted… Read more »

Launching Wake County’s downloadable media library

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Wake County Public Libraries in Raleigh, NC, premiered its Downloadable Media Library on February 1st. We were glad to have an at-home service to offer patrons that day, as Raleigh was blanketed with snow, and schools and many businesses were closed. Within minutes of opening our site to the public, we had patrons logging in… Read more »

Librarians Share starting tomorrow

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When we launched the Digital Library Blog in August, we wanted to create a place for our library partners to exchange ideas about promoting and developing their ‘Virtual Branch’ download websites. Cindy Orr‘s monthly posts started us on the right foot, and now we’re ready to add another helpful feature to the blog. Starting tomorrow,… Read more »