Webinars – OverDrive Resource Center

Engage Your Community with Databases & Streaming Media Services (May 2021)

Attention partners migrating from Rbdigital: Access a special edition of this webinar, with a migration timeline, here!

Join us for a special look at our most recent and exciting addition to OverDrive – Databases & Streaming Media Services!

Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
This link will be live until 6/6/21.

AudioFile & OverDrive Present: SYNC Audiobooks for Teens (April 2021)

SYNC is an annual program that gives individuals 13+ who register two complete audiobook downloads per week–including new and favorite listens–each week for 14 weeks during the summer. It’s free and available worldwide.

Join Michele and Francisca from AudioFile and Lisa from OverDrive as they discuss the benefits of audiobooks, talk about this year’s offerings, and demonstrate how to access the titles with Sora, the student reading app.

Visit audiobookSYNC.com to register for the SYNC program and download the Sora app from your favorite app store by searching “Sora, by OverDrive.”

Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
This link will be live until 5/15/21.

10 Tips to “Show Off on Social” with OverDrive Resources (March 2021)

After working with thousands of library and school partners across the globe, our Marketing and Outreach team has compiled their top 10 tips for using social media to promote your digital collection… and they’re ready to share!

Get a first-hand look at social media best practices including real-world examples and a lively dialogue. Our library and school Marketing experts also share free, high-quality graphics for you to use on your own platforms.

Harness the power of social media today and spread the word about your digital collection.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of social media marketing. Get up to speed with our on-demand webinar, Social Media Marketing for Your Digital Library, https://link.overdrive.com/ad5f77ccd9cc40868cb14209187de2df

Audience: Public library and school staff involved in marketing, programming, or managers and directors responsible for the success of their digital collection.

Getting Started with OverDrive: New Library Partners

Welcome to OverDrive! This introductory video will help new library partners get acquainted with their OverDrive service and digital library platforms. It will also cover three steps you can take today in Marketplace.

Ebookin’ on a Budget: Buy More and Spend Less with OverDrive (February 2021)

Making a positive impact on your community by growing your digital collection doesn’t have to break your budget. Our team of experts will help you discover OverDrive’s self-service tools in Marketplace to:

Shop alternative lending models

  • Utilize existing titles to form digital book clubs
  • Improve circulation with curation
  • Make data driven decisions
  • Request individualized reports
  • Access help resources and more
  • Shop, Curate, Promote: Enhance your digital collection during OverDrive’s Chinese New Year Sale (February 2021)

    Happy Year of the Ox! According to Chinese Astrology, 2021 is considered a year of prosperity and wellness for all. Join OverDrive experts as they share highlights from the Chinese New Year Sale in OverDrive Marketplace and best practices for leveraging the content at your library.

    Prefer to jump to a particular section? Follow the time markers, below::

    • Welcome and Agenda – 0:00-6:30
    • Growth and Trends – 6:31-11:04
    • Building a collection – 11:05-27:46
    • Shopping and curating – 27:47-45:54
    • Promoting – 45:55-52:36
    • Follow-up and Thanks – 52:37-54:02

    Click here for a recording of this session that includes closed captioning.
    This link will be live until 3/11/21.

    Marketplace Insights: Running Popular Reports for Libraries

    Use Marketplace reporting tools to evaluate and make informed purchases for your library’s digital collection.

    This video covers the following reports:

  • Checkouts – 00:11
  • Current Holds – 03:19
  • Purchase Orders – 08:38
  • Title Status & Usage – 12:14
  • Reports: Title Status & Usage for K-12 Schools

    Let’s explore the Title Status & Usage report in OverDrive Marketplace.

    Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

    For our demonstration, we looked for specific information on a title and for information on expired titles in the collection by using the Title field, Date, and Holdings criteria.

    Reports: Purchase Orders for K-12 Schools

    Let’s explore the Purchase Orders report in OverDrive Marketplace.

    Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

    For our demonstration, we looked for purchase orders from the last 6 months and purchase orders that have been created since the inception of the collection by using the Date criteria.

    Reports: Current Holds for K-12 Schools

    Let’s explore the Current Holds report in OverDrive Marketplace.

    Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

    For our demonstration, we looked for what titles were currently on hold and already in our collection as well as users that currently have titles on hold using the Run By and Weed Status criteria.

    Reports: Checkouts for K-12 Schools

    Let’s explore the Checkouts report in OverDrive Marketplace.

    Note: this report is customizable for your reporting needs.

    Details: For our demonstration, we looked for number of checkouts per month over the last year and checkouts by format since the inception of the collection by using the Checkouts By and Period Type criteria.

    Curating Advantage Collections for the Sora App (K-12 Schools)

    How to create and publish curated and automated Advantage collections for the Sora app.

    Introduction 0:00-1:30
    Advantage Curation Explained: 1:31-2:31
    Turning on Advantage Curation: 2:32-4:25
    The Standard Curation Page: 4:26-6:26
    Create a Curated Collection: 6:27-13:35
    Why Create a Draft?: 13:36-14:21
    Organize Published Collections: 14:22-15:09
    Create an Automated Collection: 15:10-17:05
    Resources & Next Steps: 17:06-17:52