MORE 'OVERDRIVE' POSTS
OverDrive Suspends Access to New Penguin eBook Titles, "Get For Kindle" Access Also Shutdown
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Update 2: This Deal Is Getting Worse All the Time by Matt Weaver, (via Library Renewal) Updated: Peter Brantley has posted about the news and it includes a comment from the Deputy Director of the ALA Washington Office. From the OverDrive Digital Library Blog: Last week Penguin sent notice to OverDrive that it is reviewing […]
Salt Lake City Library Pays More for e-Books Than for Print
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From The Deseret News: E-books are purchased through OverDrive Inc., an e-content provider to more than 11,000 libraries. The Salt Lake Library pays $12,000 a year for the OverDrive online checkout service, then pays a fee per title to rent out books to patrons. [Clip] The library has to buy multiple copies because each is […]
College Press: "Kansas Libraries Lead Way in e-book Access"
The article includes several quotes from Jo Budler, Kansas State Librarian on the current state of eBooks in KS. It also includes comments from: Lea Currie, head of collection development at KU Libraries Sherri Turner, assistant director of the Lawrence Public Library From the University Daily Kansan: “We’ve had a contract with OverDrive since 2005, […]
The Library as eBookseller: "Entire eBook Catalogs to be Available for Discovery, Sampling & Links to Booksellers…From the Public Library"
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From an OverDrive News Release: A key part of OverDrive’s WIN platform enhancements (“Want It Now”) for its network of 15,000 libraries worldwide, the WIN Catalog will maximize discovery and potential sell-through by providing samples and links to national and local booksellers for library website visitors that discover a title and “Want It Now.” The […]
New from Peter Brantley: "Lending E-Books is about B-2-C"
Here’s a new blog post by Peter Brantley on the Publisher’s Weekly site. Title: “Lending E-Books is about B-2-C” By: Peter Brantley From the Blog Post: Eric Hellman writes that Macmillan CEO John Sargent has said, “You get the book, read it, return it and get another, all without paying a thing. ‘It’s like Netflix, […]
Beta Underway: New Help Page on the Amazon.com Website With Info About Kindle/OverDrive Access
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UPDATE: The Beta is OVER. Amazon Library Lending Now Available to All Users Direct to an Amazon.com “Help Page” Here’s How the Page Opens: You’ll soon be able to borrow Kindle books from more than 11,000 libraries in the United States to read on any generation Kindle device, free Kindle app, or in your browser […]
eBooks: OverDrive Adds 20 New Publishing Partners During August
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New publishing partners include Information Today and ALA Editions that we mentioned the other day and also: Scholastic US and Scholastic Canada Soundview Executive Book Summaries Loyola Press Andrews McMeel Publishing Poisoned Pen Press IT Governance The complete list of “just announced” publishers partnering with OverDrive is available here.
OverDrive Adds eBooks From Information Today and ALA Editions
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OverDrive has added 75 titles from ALA Editions (including Sue Polanka’s No Shelf Required) and a number of titles from Information Today including Library Mashups by Nicole C. Engard. Here’s a search for ALA Editions and Information Today titles in the OverDrive database. More info in this OverDrive Digital Library Blog post.
OverDrive Releases List of the Most Downloaded Library eBooks and Audiobooks for August 2011
Most Downloaded lists are available for the U.S., Canada, UK, and Australia. A global ranking is also available. Discussion About August 2011 Lists by Jason Sockel (via OverDrive Library Blog) Direct to Access All Lists (Top 10 For Each Category are Available) Worldwide #1s For August 2011 Download eBooks – Adult Fiction The Help, by […]
Info Industry Roundup: SkyRiver Signs-Up Its First Law Library; OverDrive Mobile Remembers; Library of Alexandria Collection On Demand
1. University of California Davis Mabie Law Library Moves to SkyRiver 2. OverDrive: Mobile Sites Now Remember Your Library Card Number on Your Device 3. Library of Alexandria Collection Now Available on Espresso Book Machine Network, Hat Tip: ATG