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LET'S TALK LIBRARIES

A blog from the Southern Ontario Library Service

Together We Read Ontario – Now Live!

Together We Read Ontario is now live ! From Oct. 15-29, our shared OverDrive site will have unlimited access to The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol at no extra cost.  We’re joined by a number of other Ontario OverDrive libraries and systems,making this a truly province-wide event: Sudbury LOTG consortium Ottawa Burlington Mississauga Ajax […]

And the “Together We Read Ontario” title is….

SOLS is pleased to announce that we have selected a title for Together We Read Ontario! The selected title is a finalist for the Northern Lit Awards as chosen by Ontario Library Service-North in partnership with Northern Ontario Public Libraries. From Oct. 15-29, the SOLS shared OverDrive collection and all participating Ontario public libraries will […]

Audiobook Access for All?

According to Booknet Canada’s recent report on the State of Digital Publishing in Canada:   Audiobook production has seen continuous growth for the past three years, with the percentage of firms reporting that they produce digital audiobooks increasing by 24% since 2016, up to 61%   However, libraries are finding that not all digital audiobooks […]

Statistics from the Overdrive Marketplace

I’ve received a few emails in the last few weeks from library staff who need a refresher on accessing their library’s statistics on the Overdrive Marketplace. I’ve decided to post something here and make things easier for us all. Below are step-by-step instructions for accessing your library’s user and checkout numbers. Do you have your […]

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 […]