Are you an eBook reader? If so, we have some news for you. OverDrive (one of the companies we work with the provide eBooks) is updating their service. We mentioned this a few months ago but, at that time, we didn’t know when we would be getting the update. Well, now we know. We will be getting the update – The week of April 15th.
What does this mean?
1.Our OverDrive site will look completely different.
To get an idea of what the new site will look like take a look at Chesterfield’s OverDrive site.
2. New Filtered Search
The search experience has been improved. You will have the ability to narrow searches by format, subject, publisher, language and by age.
3. One-step check out
One of the improvements we like is the in the checkout process. Currently, you have to choose the format you want then check out the title. The new system reverses that. You check out the book then select the format.We think this is an improvement that should make things a little easier.
4.New READ format
OverDrive is introducing a new eBook format, called READ, in addition to the current eBook formats they currently offer. It is browser based so you don’t have to download the eBook to a computer or the OverDrive app to read. Not all of the eBooks in our collection will be available in this format but most will be.
More info & a demo
OverDrive has placed the image to the right on our OverDrive site to let people know that things will be changing soon. Clicking on it will take you to a page that explains things.
If you want a quick explanation take a look at the video below.