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.
Library budgets are way down and funds for eBooks are often taken out of reference and print lines. So it is more important than ever to have good purchasing strategies when selecting eBooks. What moves and what doesn’t might surprise you as it is not necessarily the same as print.
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.
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
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.
Starting August 15, using this link (http://partners.overdrive.com/learning-center/on-demand/), you can register for Overdrive Training sessions being offered throughout September.
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