Join OverDrive to learn about ideas and resources for promoting your digital library across every demographic in your community. Our marketing and outreach experts will offer best practices to engage the following audiences: kids and parents, Gen Z, Millennial and Gen X, and baby boomers and older adults. Videos referenced in this webinar are provided below:
All it takes is the right book at the right time. Join OverDrive to learn strategies for reaching and connecting your digital collection with reluctant readers in your community. We will share titles to entice, marketing strategies to engage, and best practices to leverage your digital collection with this audience.
Learn how easy it is to get started with Sora, the student reading app. Browse and borrow ebooks and audiobooks in Sora, create notes and highlights in titles, add access to a public library’s digital collection, and more.
Learn how to leverage your local media to increase awareness and engagement with your digital collection. From determining your story angle to distributing a press release, we’ll provide guidance on how you can become your library’s own PR expert.
Introducing Lucky Day! Join OverDrive’s training team for this live demonstration on how to create Lucky Day collections of popular, in-demand titles and curate those collections for easy discoverability.
If you’d like a slightly deeper dive into the world of Sora, this session is for you! We’ll discuss ways schools are successfully using our free, customizable print and digital resources to increase awareness around Sora. Additionally, we’ll kickstart the discussion around using Sora as a learning tool with formative assessment ideas, lesson planning templates, classroom management strategies and more.
Whether you’re in charge of purchasing books, creating carts, running reports, or are interested in learning more about features like Title Assignments, curation, or lending models, this is a quick and simple overview of the Marketplace experience. Perfect for beginners!
Great for schools who are new to the Sora student reading app, this session will cover the basics of getting logged in, navigating the app, borrowing and reading digital titles. We’ll also highlight some of our favorite Sora features, such as exporting notes and adding access to a public library collection.
Libby is a new app for readers to discover and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from the library. Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby was designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Learn more about Libby at: https://resources.overdrive.com/meet-libby/.
In OverDrive Marketplace, users with the Curate permission can customize collections featured on your digital library website. You will find the curation interface under the CURATE tab in Marketplace. To learn more about curated collections for your digital library website, including step by step instructions, visit Marketplace Help > Curating.
The eReading Room for Kids or Teens is a customizable section of a public library’s OverDrive-powered website that displays content only for children or young adult readers. Additional details can be found at our eReading Room product page. Contact your Content Sales Specialist for more information.
Yes. Visit the Reports tab in OverDrive Marketplace and choose the ‘Search checkouts’ report in the User Statistics section. This report allows you to search for and view your patrons’ active checkouts by unique checkout ID, library card number, or title.
If the user was recently issued a new library card number, the title on hold may have been associated with the old library card number. Contact our Support Services team via the Support tab in OverDrive Marketplace.
It is also possible the user’s email provider blocked the notification. Whitelisting the sender email address email@example.com should help ensure this does not occur in the future.
Users can borrow a title but are not required to choose a format at checkout. Therefore, until the user selects the format, the checkout is categorized as ‘Pending.’ Checkouts will remain in the ‘Pending’ category until the user selects a format. If the loan expires before then, the checkout will remain as ‘Pending.’
Yes, you can download Getting Started Guides in the Marketing & Outreach Print-Ready Materials tab, under “Additional Options”. These guides provide tips for getting started with the OverDrive app (for smart phone or tablet users), dedicated eReaders (NOOK, Kobo, etc.), desktop & laptop computers, and Kindles (U.S. only).
For more information, please visit OverDrive Help: http://help.overdrive.com/#devices.