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A blog from the Southern Ontario Library Service

Growing Digital Collections During COVID-19

I hope that this posting finds you all well as you continue to adjust to the current situation! With branches closed, many patrons have turned their focus to digital collections. For some this is nothing new, but the stats certainly show that usage has increased significantly. For some patrons, this time has allowed them to […]

Enhancing Digital Collections during the Covid-19 Closure Period

André Lépine is a Skills Development Advisor, Cataloguing and Collections at Ontario Library Service–North. As Ontario’s Declaration of Emergency remains in effect and libraries remain shuttered across the province, libraries are rapidly adapting their services, programs, and collections to the virtual environment in order to continue to meet community needs. Collections in particular are well-suited […]

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 […]

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 […]