Articles of Interest – Kindle edition

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

A summary of the various articles about Amazon’s announcement to work with libraries via OverDrive, plus a couple of others on Amazon. Kindle Library Lending and OverDrive – What it means for libraries and schools – OverDrive blog post Amazon to Allow Library Lending of Kindle Books (Updated) Library Journal Librarian’s Hope for a “Seamless […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Lending Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

OverDrive Apps for Android and iOS Updated

April 20th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive blog post: OverDrive has made some enhancements to the apps for Android and iOS.  They include: OverDrive Media Console for Android (v2.2) Sepia display option for eBooks Screen-dimming override for eBooks Faster EPUB performance Sleep timer for audiobooks OverDrive Media Console for iPhone/iPad (v2.2.1) Orientation lock for eBooks Night mode and sepia […]

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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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OverDrive Updates Media Console apps for iPhone and Android, enables one-click for Gutenberg titles

January 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday, OverDrive released updates to the OverDrive Media Console apps for iPhone (iOS) and Android, which include the addition of one-click, automatic downloads and other enhancements to user experience. At the same time, they’ve updated the mobile ‘Virtual Branch’ sites for libraries with a Project Gutenberg collection, enabling access to the 15,000 DRM-free EPUB  eBooks […]

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

OverDrive eBook app for the iPhone – Sneak Peak

November 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today OverDrive posted a Video Sneak Preview of their upcoming eBook app for iPhone. Check it out at the following: Digital Library Blog Post: http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2010/11/09/sneak-preview-overdrive-ebook-app-for-iphone/ YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhbV3phZ-N4 The app will support OverDrive-supplied EPUB eBooks upon initial release, and will also continue to support OverDrive MP3 audiobooks like previous versions of the OverDrive app for […]

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OverDrive’s Gutenberg Project now LIVE

November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Big news fom the Digital Library blog at OverDrive about their pilot project with Project Gutenberg records – it’s live and available for libraries.  From the blog post:  OverDrive’s Project Gutenberg eBook collection, featuring over 15,000 EPUB titles that are free to your library and to your customers, is out of beta and available on more […]

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