Going into OverDrive

Going into OverDrive

Posted on Friday October 16, 2009 at 09:09AM

Going into OverDrive!

You’ve been hearing about OverDrive. You know it’s going live on November 2nd. Are you ready for it?
Some time ago, Kelly O. sent out information on how to download the software needed. A few of you responded, and now six libraries are ready. Six. Hmmm.
I’ve attached the software download information again, so if you’ve simply forgotten – here’s the reminder. When you have installed it, please let us know the name of the computer you’ve installed it on.
If you’re struggling with how to download the software, choose which computer you want OverDrive to work from and then call Kelly O. or Coral. We’re asking that you have the software installed by October 23rd.
Don’t forget that there are online training sessions available on Wednesday, October 21st at 9 a.m.; Thursday, October 22nd at 1 p.m.; or November 18th at 9 a.m.  The details for the training sessions are available on the NLLS website <http://www.nlls.ab.ca/Online-Training>. The more you know, the better prepared you are to serve your patrons.
Starting on Monday, you’ll be receiving a poster and a few tent cards via van run. You can fold the tent card and tape the bottom of it to the top of the computer monitor that Overdrive is installed on (and have a couple spare in case the first one gets wrecked). You really only need to put these up starting on the day we go live (November 2nd).
I’ve been trying it out, here at the office, and have so far “borrowed” an audio book and an ebook. I’d never been a fan of the ebook concept, but I think I’m changing my mind. I spent more time reading off my computer screen than I probably should have, and while it’ s not quite like curling up on the couch with a good book, it comes pretty close. Then there’s the added benefit of not having to leave my chair to get the book – it was like sloth heaven.
Are you ready to switch into OverDrive?

Author: Northern Lights Library System


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