OverDrive Launches the First Two Public Library Digital Collections in Japan
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.
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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.
Filed under: Digital Collections, Interactive Tools, Libraries, Public Libraries
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.