The season of the Davis Library.

The season of the Davis Library.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

OverDrive Drama

For those of our patrons who use the OverDrive system with your Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iPod, iPad, or other devices to download e-books and audiobooks, you might be interested in this tale of nonsense:

"Basically, OverDrive can and has created agreements with publishers that allow them to prohibit certain libraries’ ability to license their titles. Except OverDrive never tells libraries this is happening. The only way we’d know is by librarians like Ryan stumbling over inconsistencies in title availability and investigating."

What? Yes, the only digital download site for libraries is doing weird stuff and not telling its customers about it. Yayyy!

Read more of the quoted article at If you feel so moved, she suggests:

"And just in case anyone wants to take that extra step to contact Corporate Headquarters, always a good thing to do when you feel strongly about something, here’s their phone number: (216) 573-6886. And why not go old school and also send a fax? (216) 573-6888. Who knows? Print might get their attention better."

According to Bobbi Slossar,

  • Our *current* contract describes "patrons" differently than the sample given in the article.

  • All of the sample eBooks listed in the blog post are available for NHDB to purchase.


Don't mess with librarians. :)

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