January 20, 2010

OverDrive Sets Records in 2009

OverDrive, one of suppliers of downloadable ebooks, eaudiobooks, and video to the Troy Public Library, has announced that 2009 was another record-setting year. This follows tremendous growth in 2008, and again demonstrates the growing popularity of downloadable, on-demand, items for portable devices.

Highlights include:
  • 8.7 million digital titles checked out (63% increase over 2008)

  • 70% increase in audiobook checkouts over 2008, while ebook checkouts increased by 53%

  • The OverDrive digital catalog for libraries grew to 300,000 titles with the addition of 100,000 ebooks, 27,000 audiobooks, and 4,000 music and video titles
Additionally, OverDrive increased support for a variety of devices in 2009. The past year saw the introduction of iPod compatibility for WMA format eAudiobooks, the addition of the EPUB format, and the ability to download items directly to mobile devices running Windows Mobile or Android.

To view Troy Library's OverDrive collection, go to the Library's home page and click on the Downloadable Audiobooks, Video link under the Library Links. Then click on OverDrive.

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