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What is New with OverDrive for Fall 2014

Submitted by: Heidi Schwab, Hoboken Public Library, Nov 17, 2014
Tools/Tags: Ebooks

Every day OverDrive bombards us with updates and it is time consuming to stay on top of it all. To help, I shifted through all their recent correspondence and narrowed it down into easy bits. There is some pretty important information here for librarians on the front lines of OverDrive Support.

Statewide eBook Platform

Submitted by: Heidi Schwab, Hoboken Public Library, Nov 3, 2014

It is time to start a dialog about an eBook lending service like OverDrive which would be owned and operated by the State of NJ. Plus NJ would own and not lease most of the content. 15 states in America already offer their patrons this service but they all work differently.

Creative Commons licensed technology presentation collection

John LeMasneyFrom: LeMasney Consulting, February 2014. By John LeMasney
Submitted by: John LeMasney, Non-Member (Out of the State), Feb 10, 2014
Tools/Tags: presentations, portfolio, google, Inkscape, design, Technology, arduino, coding, collections

Late last year, I took all of my presentations that I have ever given on design, technology, libraries, branding and related topics, and I made them public and licensed for re-use and re-mixing under a creative commons-attribution license.

Hang On, It's Going to be a Bumpy Ride

Submitted by: Cynthia Lambert, Somerset County Library Mary Jacobs Branch Library, Dec 24, 2013
Tools/Tags: Ebooks, Facebook, njla

As we speed toward 2014, one thing we can be certain of, there will be questions about ebooks and digital content and there will be a need for technology instruction on the fly.  The questions will come via phone, chat, e-mail, and in-person:  They will be varied; they will be hard; there will be

Seasonal Promotional Materials From Overdrive

From: Seasonal Promotional Materials From Overdrive, December 2013. By Overdrive
Submitted by: Cynthia Lambert, Somerset County Library Mary Jacobs Branch Library, Dec 11, 2013
Tools/Tags: books, promotional materials, marketing

Overdrive has created some seasonal promotional materials for libraries.  The kits contain customizable print ready templates and web graphics, etc.  I'm not 100% sold on promoting 'Overdrive'--I think we need to promote our library brand, not a vendor we pay.

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