Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New eBook Platform!

SPC Libraries are now live with OverDrive’s Next Generation Digital Library Platform. When you get a chance check it out at http://digitalbooks.tblc.org

What's included?

  • The OverDrive Web interface has been completely updated and it is a huge improvement. Here is a YouTube video explaining the Next Generation Digital Library's One Step Checkout Demo.

  • OverDrive's 'Recommend to Library' and 'Buy it Now' features are live! If you conduct a search and the library doesn't have a specific digital title then you can recommend that we acquire it for the library collection or buy it yourself, which will help the library because some of the profits go to us so we can buy more electronic content!  

Below are screenshots of what the process looks like. 

Don't see the digital tiles you were hoping to find? Select the "Find More" button.

Select the "Recommend" button to request that the library acquires it for the collection.

Selecting the "Buy it now" option allows you to purchase it. Your library will earn credits!

Please note: Clicking on the 'Buy It Now' link will cause you to leave the library download platform website. The content of the website is not controlled by the library or its service providers. Please be aware that the site does not have the same privacy policy as the library or its service providers.

Please contact a Librarian if you have any questions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I use Overdrive all the time, but it was kind of clunky to use. And it was especially clunky to teach. I love this new look and I have already downloaded 2 new audiobooks and added 3 more to my wish list because it is so much easier to "shop"!