Entries Tagged as 'Audio Books'

Harry Potter eBooks Now Available for Library and School Lending Worldwide via OverDrive

March 29th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive press release: Libraries and schools powered by OverDrive now lending J.K. Rowling’s popular series in eBook and digital audiobook formats Cleveland, Ohio, March 29, 2012 – Ever since the Harry Potter phenomenon cast a spell on readers worldwide, fans of J.K. Rowling’s groundbreaking series have been eager for the chance to check […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Articles of Interest: Penguin, OverDrive, and libraries

February 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

It’s been coming for months.  Today Penguin announced it has ended its relationship with OverDrive.  Starting tomorrow, it will no longer sell e-books and audiobooks to OverDrive for library lending.  Interestingly, ALA and Big Six publishers met last week to discuss library e-book lending.  In an article in paidcontent.org, Laura Hazard Owen points out ALA’s […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

OverDrive use data – demand doubled but what about circulation?

January 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Below is a press release from OverDrive regarding 2011 use stats.  Clearly the demand for library eBooks has increased; “doubled” according to the press release.  While I’m thoroughly impressed by the interest and demand in content, I can’t help but focus on 4 of the statistics below. 1.6 billion book/title pages viewed by 99 million […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost launches, integrates with your EBSCOhost databases

July 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost launched this week.  Hopefully you have all received the new url for access to your collections.  I gave my eBook collection a test spin this morning and it worked well.  The interface is very intuitive, particularly for those who are EBSCOhost users.  The same features apply.  Search results are returned […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

New – OverDrive WIN – platform enhancements that support libraries and offer patron driven acquisition

June 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news from Ohio today – the Ohio Metro Library Directors and OverDrive met to discuss various eBook challenges.  OverDrive will launch Overdrive WIN, a series of platform enhancements this June. More from the press release: As a result of unprecedented demand for eBooks, library directors, advocacy groups, and readers challenged leading eBook supplier OverDrive […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Ebook Readers · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Publishing · Vendor News

OverDrive app for Windows phone now available

June 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

More great news for OverDrive users.  The new Windows phone app is available for download from the Windows Phone Marketplace. More from the press release:  Readers at 15,000 public, school, and corporate libraries can now download eBooks and audiobooks directly to their Windows Phone with the free OverDrive® Media Console™ app. This new app enables […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Apologies for the long list, I’ve been away for a week and lots has happened! Ingram Announces New Library Ebook Access Model and Audiobook Shift In the era of ebooks, what is a book worth (I) Is signing with a mainstream publisher now a mistake? Digital book subscriptions, by Jane Litte Publishers Weekly: Librarians at […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Google Books · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Sesame Street eBookstore iPad app launched

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an iPublishCentral press release:  Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization that produces Sesame Street, and Impelsys today announced the launch of the Sesame Street eBookstore iPad app. The app provides access to more than 150 Sesame Street eBooks, which are also available via an online subscription at http://ebooks.sesamestreet.org/. The app is available for free in […]

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Tags: Audio Books · Enhanced eBooks · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges

March 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today.  Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive. Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer. Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

OverDrive Launches My Help Service For End Users

February 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive blog post:  More people are downloading eBooks and more from the library than ever before. Due to this increased usage, many of our public, school, and college library partners have received more questions about the service from first-time patrons. (What software do I need? How do I authorize my device?) We also […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News