Stepping into the Stream: Bringing Netflix-style Video to Libraries

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promotes the service over specific content

Streaming video is well established in the consumer market (YouTube has been around since 2005 and Netflix since 2007) but is still gaining momentum in the library market. It’s not yet a huge category—LJ’s Materials Survey included downloadable/streaming movies as a category for the first time in 2013, finding that the responding libraries spent 0.6 percent of their materials budget on downloadable movies, which represented 0.9 percent of their total circulation—but it’s certainly on the rise.

OverDrive announces move to all MP3 audiobooks

OverDrive, one of the major vendors of audiobooks to libraries, has announced that it will be moving away from the WMA format and making audiobooks for the library market available solely as MP3s. Reasons for the shift include the facts that MP3s are widely compatible across various listening devices and that the vast majority of […]

Audiobook Best Sellers, September 15, 2012 | OverDrive Top 10

Top ten best-selling 2012 titles from OverDrive

Q&A: AudioGo’s Michele Cobb | Audio Reviews

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Q&A: AudioGo’s Michele Cobb | Audio Reviews

Audio Clip Exclusive: Community-Sourced Recording of Oz

Ken Burns reads from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as part of Random House Audio/OverDrive's community-sourced Lend Your Voice initiative.

Audio Clip Exclusive: Community-Sourced Recording of Oz

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