OverDrive to Expand Digital Libraries Options

From the press release:

OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content, today announced a series of new digital content offerings and enhancements that will significantly increase the value of its library services for years to come. Libraries will soon be able to add interactive multimedia, DRM-free eBooks, streaming music and movies, and other third-party hosted content to their OverDrive-powered 'Virtual Branch' websites. OverDrive is also actively developing apps and APIs to help libraries manage their collection and allow patrons to access digital books on the go. OverDrive will preview many of these latest enhancements at the Public Library Association National Conference, booth #2347, in Portland, Oregon, March 24-26.

Today's press release announced 5 initiatives. I'm pretty sure Overdrive already announced 4 of them some time back. But 1 of the announcements was new to me. Overdrive will soon add DRM free Epubs and PDFs to their digital library offerings. Titles from Harlequin's Carina Press, Saddleback Educational Publishing, and Rourke Publishing will be among the first DRM free ebooks available to libraries.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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