OverDrive sunsets Media Console app for BlackBerry

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Received this email from OverDrive.  Not surprising, the BlackBerry app isn’t seeing a lot of traffic. Dear Library Partner, Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices.

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

17,000 Penguin ebooks available to U.S. school libraries via OverDrive

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

CLEVELAND—March 28, 2014—OverDrive announced today that more than 17,000 Penguin Group (USA) eBooks are now available for school digital libraries in the United States. Educators now have access to Penguin Group’s full catalog of bestselling and classic titles, previously offered only to public libraries.

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OverDrive acquires TeachersNotebook.com

March 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

CLEVELAND—March 3, 2014—OverDrive announced today that it has acquired TeachersNotebook.com, a leading online marketplace for teacher-created curriculum materials for K-12 education. TeachersNotebook.com enables teachers to not only browse free and low-cost instructional resources, but also to create their own “shop” where others may purchase their original materials. The website operates with a “teachers helping teachers” […]

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McGraw-Hill professional ebooks now available on OverDrive

December 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment

NEW YORK and CLEVELAND, Dec. 5, 2013 – McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the business, education, technical and medical communities, and OverDrive, the world’s largest eBook, audiobook, music and video lending service for schools and libraries, announced today that McGraw-Hill Professional’s eBook catalog is now available for […]

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OverDrive’s streaming video lending service launches at LAPL

November 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cleveland, Ohio—November 20, 2013—OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video to libraries and schools, announced today that the Streaming Video lending service has launched in its first pilot at Los Angeles Public Library (http://lapl.lib.overdrive.com). The Streaming Video service is a convenient and exciting way to instantly borrow from your library and watch […]

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OverDrive Media Stations available to all libraries

November 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

  OverDrive announced today the availability of the media stations to all libraries.  The picture here was taken at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago earlier this year.  OverDrive has been piloting the media stations at several libraries and now the service is available to all libraries.  See the press release below for more info. […]

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OverDrive digital library website for schools updated with new interface

November 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive press release: When teachers, students and parents visit their school’s OverDrive-powered digital library website, they will find a fully-updated user interface providing a more informative, user-friendly experience. New features include enhanced metadata, robust search tools, filters and improved title detail pages and menus to make finding a title easier. Users are now […]

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NSR’s eBook vendor updates from the ALA annual conference

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

I attended the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and have several updates on eBook vendor offerings, initiatives, and activities.  Vendors and initiatives are listed in alphabetical order.  This information will also be presented at the ALA TechSource conference wrap-up webinar, held July 8th. The recording of that session is available at http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2013/07/archive-of-the-2013-ala-annual-tech-wrapup.html. I also want […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Advocacy Groups · Audio Books · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · Publishing · Vendor News

Big Library Read pilot program via OverDrive shows library impact on literacy, books sales, and author recognition

May 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

This is a great idea.  I hope many of you will read the book and promote it to your patrons.  I look forward to seeing the results of this pilot program. Follow the program on twitter – #BigLibraryRead. Cleveland, May 16, 2013 – Today, more than 7,500 libraries around the world are participating in the […]

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OverDrive’s Digipalooza, August 1st – 4th

March 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

I’m not an OverDrive customer, but I’ve always wanted to attend the Digipalooza conference.  It looks like it is very educational and entertaining.  Registration is open.  Visit www.digipalooza.com for more information.  Here’s a bit from the site: OverDrive’s International User Group Conference for partner libraries, Digipalooza offers a unique blend of education, networking and fun. […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Public Libraries · Vendor News