OverDrive Goes To Australia, Opens New Office in Melbourne
From an OverDrive Announcement:
OverDrive is accelerating its growth with the opening of a new office in Melbourne, Australia. OverDrive Australia supports the company’s ongoing effort to deepen its relationships with library, publisher and bookseller partners in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia Pacific region.
OverDrive Australia will provide enhanced service and valuable new channels for the digital distributor’s partners in the region, including those of Booki.sh, the Australian eBook company acquired in March.
OverDrive currently serves more than 100 libraries and schools in Australia and New Zealand—including Auckland City Libraries, University of Technology Sydney, and Brisbane Catholic Education—and the Melbourne office will provide local, personalized training and tech support. Dozens of Australian publisher partners—such as New Holland Publishers, Text Publishing Company and NewSouth Books—will benefit from increased exposure throughout OverDrive’s network of libraries, schools and booksellers, including Adelaide-based Booku and Melbourne-based Readings. OverDrive is also working with authorized reseller Softlink to expand its digital content services for schools in Australia.
Address and contact information for OverDrive Australia:
38 Down St.
Collingwood VIC 3066
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.