January 21, 2022

OverDrive Launches the First Two Public Library Digital Collections in Japan

From OverDrive:

These launches [with two public libraries in Japan] come as a result of OverDrive’s partnership with Media Do whose experience in the Japanese market enables us to be in touch with new library users who may have been previously unaware of OverDrive.

This venture has resulted in the launch of OverDrive Japan which enables us to acquire more Japanese native content. Media Do also have added to OverDrive’s industry leading collection of titles available in Marketplace by providing bestselling, high quality content including Manga, comics, magazines and graphic novels in their original right to left fixed layout format.

Read the Complete Blog Post

See Also: Ebook Availability and Usage in Japan’s Public Libraries (May 26, 2015)

Note: OverDrive was acquired by Rakuten (a company headquartered in Japan) on March 19, 2015.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.