Tag Archives: OverDrive

Education Businesses, Associations Demand Increase in School Library Funding

Scholastic joined a coalition of education businesses calling for school library provisions.

A coalition of more than 20 education businesses, associations and media groups―including Scholastic Inc., EBSCO Information Services and the Association of American Publishers―called (pdf) on the U.S. Congress to support dedicated school library funding in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which provides federal funding for national K-12 education programs. The coalition specifically asks Congress to ... Read More »

A booklover in Paris

Last week, Alan Inouye, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy, traveled to France to discuss the U.S. library ebook lending ecosystem at the Salon du Livre (in English, the “Paris Book Fair”). There, he served on a lively digital book panel along with Johanna Brinton, a business development executive from OverDrive and Maja Thomas, who ... Read More »

OverDrive Survey Finds Library Patrons Buy Ebooks

Fifty-seven percent of library users say that the public library is their primary source of book discovery, according to a new survey released today by e-book distributor OverDrive. The online poll, which focused on library e-book readers, found that patrons surveyed purchased an average of 3.2 print and e-books per month, and that the majority of respondents would consider purchasing ... Read More »