Overdrive has just issued the 9.0 update for Libby. You’ll be able to get push or email notifications about new issues of your favorite magazines. You’ll also be able to sync your wish list from the OverDrive app to Libby, one of the most frequently requested features. It also has received a major new design overhaul.The design updates include new filters at the top of your … [Read more...] about Overdrive Libby receives major new update
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All aspects of society have learned a few things during the past year as we braved a worldwide pandemic. First, we learned that working from home actually is a possibility for a great many industries. We've also learned that working from home can be difficult if you have family members to care for. We've learned that masks can stop the spread of COVID and a lot of other … [Read more...] about Enki Enables Free eBook Borrowing to All CA Residents
Major publishers change their terms for libraries every single year and this forces them to spend more money in order to have an extensive collection of audiobooks and ebooks for their patrons. People borrow this type of content directly on their e-reader or through an app for a smartphone or tablet. There are only a few key people in an entire library system that truly … [Read more...] about Here are the big 5 publishers terms for libraries in 2021
Hoopla offers Bonus Borrows Collections to libraries that do business with the company. They initially launched it when COVID first disrupted our lifestyles and has been extended until the pandemic is over. It provides 1000 top titles for audiobooks, ebooks and comics. The digital content does not count toward your monthly lending limits. You can check out Bonus Borrows titles … [Read more...] about What is Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection?
Overdrive bought the library unit of RBdigital last year, which meant that all of their audiobooks and magazines would be available on the platform. Many libraries had their patrons download multiple apps in order to read or listen to digital content, but this is not the case anymore. Thousands of libraries are now making blog posts, sending out newsletters and starting public … [Read more...] about Thousands of libraries are moving from RBdigital to Overdrive
With an increase in the use of the internet, digital libraries have become the new normal. This has made education accessible for many of those who could not visit public libraries if they lived in far-flung areas. There is still a significant number of people who love going to public libraries just to feel the paperbacks and have the taste of knowledge while smelling the … [Read more...] about Will Digital Libraries Take Over Public Libraries?
Overdrive has reported that libraries all over the world have collectively loaned out over 289 million ebooks, which is a 40% increase from 2019. This is primarily due to the global pandemic, since most bookstores were closed for the vast majority of the year. People have been buying more ebooks and borrowing more from the library, since this could all be done from the comfort … [Read more...] about 289 million ebooks were borrowed from the public library in 2020
Amazon has generally been reluctant to allow libraries to have access to its ebooks, preferring instead to make those available via its own Kindle ebook store. Public advocacy groups and libraries however have taken strong exception to this and are demanding easy availability of the Amazon titles via libraries to allow the public to have easy access to the information contained … [Read more...] about Amazon working on new system to license ebooks to public libraries
Overdrive has been distributing their Libby app via the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 since the OS launched. People were able to listen to audiobooks and read ebooks on their computer or tablet, such as the Microsoft Surface. Overdrive has discontinued their Windows app and it is no longer available to download. People who already had the app installed, are getting a popup … [Read more...] about Overdrive discontinues the Libby app for Windows
Many libraries have been closed for the vast majority of the year, but that has not stopped them from loaning out a record number of audiobooks and ebooks worldwide. 2020 is on pace to once again set records in ebooks and audiobooks borrowed on Libby and across all OverDrive platforms. Through the first 11 months of 2020, 366 million ebook and audiobooks have been checked out … [Read more...] about Top ebooks Checked Out from Public Libraries in 2020
Overdrive has announced that they are now offering digital comics and magazines with Zinio. There are currently 3,000 magazines such as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Good Housekeeping and Us Weekly. There are also over 2,000 of the best comic and graphic novels from Disney, Marvel, IDW, Image and Dark Horse. Both OverDrive Magazines and the new all-access comics package … [Read more...] about Zinio magazines and comics now available from Overdrive