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OverDrive Announces Acceleration of Global eBook Distribution to K-12 & Higher Ed Channels

Posted May 19, 2011
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OverDrive has announced that educational and academic publishers can now reach an increasing number of schools around the world through hundreds of K-12 and higher education libraries in  its global network. New eBook publishers supplying to OverDrive-powered school, college, and university libraries include Houghton Mifflin, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Kaeden Publishing, Barnes Report, and ALA Editions. They join Barron's Educational Series, Inc., Disney Digital Books, Elsevier Science, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Scholastic, Taylor & Francis, and many others in providing digital books to libraries via OverDrive.

OverDrive is demonstrating this expanded global network with growing distribution to educational channels at BookExpo America, May 24-26 in New York's Javits Center. OverDrive will also present on the benefits of multichannel distribution and library eBook lending at IDPF Digital Book and School Library Journal Day of Dialog on May 23, as well Publishers Launch BEA on May 25, in New York City.

OverDrive powers digital collections for K-12 school and higher education libraries worldwide. Elementary and secondary school partners, both individual and district-wide, include WSWHE BOCES (New York), Mesquite ISD (Texas), International School of Amsterdam, and Arrowhead Union High School (Wisconsin). College and university partners, both two- and four-year institutions, include McGill University, University of Pittsburgh, and Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology.

OverDrive provides digital distribution services for more than 15,000 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for Windows, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Sony Reader, NOOK, Android, and BlackBerry.

Source: OverDrive, www.overdrive.com


 
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