OverDrive debuts Streaming Video service to libraries and schools
Netflix-like experience enables easy video borrowing with a wide selection of titles 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… Read more »
Schools adopt and integrate eBooks at an accelerating rate
Student engagement skyrockets with OverDrive’s new features and design Cleveland, Ohio, November 14—eBooks are being used by millions of students in schools all over the world. Research and the latest data from OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and audiobooks to schools and libraries, shows that students are engaging more than ever with devices such… Read more »
OverDrive Media Stations engage eBook and audiobook readers inside the library
Readers of all ages can’t keep their hands off eBook catalogs at library touchscreen stations Cleveland, Ohio, November 12—OverDrive announced today that its “inside the library” eBook, audiobook, music and video sampling and checkout terminal, OverDrive Media Station, is now broadly available. Launched as a pilot program earlier this year with 50 public library systems… Read more »Press Release Archive >>
OverDrive in the News
OverDrive Offers Digital Kids’ Reading Rooms to Partner Libraries
By Mercy Pilkington, Good EReader, December 2, 2013
Throughout the recent controversy over inappropriate and explicit content being listed in ebook retail websites alongside children’s and middle grade titles, the same questions kept coming to the surface: how did this happen, and how do we prevent it? – Read more »
Are Digital Libraries A ‘Winner-Takes-All’ Market? OverDrive Hopes So
By Ava Seave, Forbes, November 18, 2013
“Schools and libraries in all forms are transitioning their spends from providing physical items that are being stored on shelves and branches to digital items — the fastest portion of their growth,” said Steve Potash in a recent interview.
Digital literacy rising at library
By Adam Brazeau, Seaway News, November 16, 2013
Reading books without ever touching a page is becoming an ongoing trend at the Cornwall Public Library (CPL) as literature steers in a digital direction.