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Information for Libraries: Overdrive

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About Overdrive / Libby

Every Wyoming public library, community college library, and the University of Wyoming has access to Overdrive. Content includes ebooks, eaudiobooks, and digital magazines.

Overdrive can be enjoyed on a variety of devices with the Libby App. 

*The Overdrive branded app will be discontinued in early 2022

Frequent Questions

Why did the digital book program move to Overdrive?
All public libraries and the community colleges in the WYLD consortium will have access to Overdrive/Libby for their patrons.  The cloudLibrary duplicates an existing service, and libraries will only need to support one platform for their patrons' needs. In addition, Overdrive offers several simultaneous use options for licensing that were not available through the cloudLibrary.

How were patrons notified of this change?
We marketed the news about the transition in a variety of ways.  Email notification was deemed ineffective, as we were unable to obtain patron emails from Bibliotheca, so we focused on in-app notification, social media, and other channels of communication.  Information about the change was posted on the digital content pages in GoWYLD as well.

What happened to the patron data in cloudLibrary?
No personally identifying information (PII) was stored by cloudLibrary, but if a patron would prefer to make sure that any transactional data associated with their barcode is removed from the cloud, they can send an email to cloudsupport@bibliotheca.com with the barcode number requesting erasure of their data. 

 

Marketing & Training

Find more information in the Overdrive Resource Center.

 

Marketing Materialshttps://resources.overdrive.com/library/marketing-outreach-trending/

 

Staff Training

Libby > Libby Overview (https://resources.overdrive.com/libby-overview/)

Have you met Libby? Take a bird’s eye view of signing in, borrowing titles, customizing the app, and accessing special features.

Who should view: All staff

 

Digital Library Website > Demonstration (https://resources.overdrive.com/navigating-your-digital-library-website/)

Learn how to browse, borrow, and enjoy OverDrive media. At the end of this course, staff should feel comfortable answering basic questions about your OverDrive service and the digital library website.

Who should view: All staff

 

OverDrive Marketplace > Marketplace Overview  (https://resources.overdrive.com/marketplace-overview/)

Attract users to your OverDrive-powered website by creating an exciting and easy-to-maintain collection. Learn the basics of selecting and purchasing content for your digital library.

Who should view: Selectors and staff involved in collection development.

 

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