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LET'S TALK LIBRARIES

A blog from the Southern Ontario Library Service

Cleveland Rocks! Digipalooza 2015 Recap

Hélène Golden and I recently attended Digipalooza, OverDrive’s International User Group Conference, in sunny Cleveland. I highly recommend this conference to OverDrive members – it was well-organized, informative, and fun!

Events included a tour of OverDrive’s Blue Sky Campus (which included the OverDrive Digitalbookmobile), a day and a half of informative sessions at the Cleveland Convention Centre, keynote speaker Jane Green, and several opportunities to network with OverDrive staff and users. Hélène shared her insights as a collection development expert, and the SOLS shared collection circulation numbers drew several oohs and aahs from the audience!

OverDrive CEO concluded with his Crystal Ball Report, discussing how OverDrive’s new site (now in development) will allow for individual customization, allowing patrons to get recommendations and alerts based on what they enjoy. OverDrive also aims to optimize PDFs for digital reading, and provide new ways for schools and public libraries to collaborate.

I’ll be in touch as these new developments come to fruition!