Last year, OverDrive's 40,000 library and school partners circulated a quarter of a billion eBooks and audiobooks through their OverDrive-powered collections. The more than 225 million borrowed titles represent a 14% growth in checkouts from 2016! Here are some factors that helped that along:
The Digital Dash is a checkout challenge for Wisconsin's Digital Library to reach record numbers in ebook and digital audiobook checkouts. If we meet or surpass our (very specific!) goal of 4,347,351 checkouts by end of day on December 31st, the library will be entered for a chance to win up to $1000 in content credit and/or have $5000 in holds fulfilled.
To help reach this goal, here are a bunch of resources to help boost usage of Wisconsin's Digital Library:
For the first time, readers in Wisconsin searching for a book on Google are discovering that Wisconsin's Digital Library may offer it to borrow. OverDrive has been working with Google to help facilitate this new channel for library discovery. Read more about it!
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