This contract is the culmination of three years of research, consultation, negotiation and project management.
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content.
OverDrive currently hosts an extensive range of premium digital titles from a range of publishers including Random House, HarperCollins, AudioGO, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury. OverDrive’s digital distribution services are utilized by more than 19,000 libraries, schools, and colleges worldwide. For two consecutive years, OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry.
With a network of more than 19,000 libraries and millions of readers, OverDrive is a global leader in eBooks for libraries and offers support for all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets. OverDrive offers 24/7 access for customers by using an existing library card.
In the coming weeks the team at PLS and network representatives will work closely with OverDrive to deploy the digital content solution. We have our first meeting with OverDrive next week, after which we will have a better understanding of project timelines.
And what will the service look like to library customers?
One option is to have an interface similar to that used by public libraries in WA - which you can view here.
Acting Associate Director
Public Library Services