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OverDrive Tips & Tricks
OverDrive Tips & Tricks
OverDrive Tips & Tricks
OverDrive Tips & Tricks
OverDrive Tips & Tricks
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OverDrive Tips & Tricks
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OverDrive Tips & Tricks

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This PowerPoint presentation includes some basic background and policy information for the Nebraska OverDrive Libraries group.

This PowerPoint presentation includes some basic background and policy information for the Nebraska OverDrive Libraries group.

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  • 1. OVERDRIVE TIPS & TRICKS PART 2 Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions
  • 2. Who Selects/Purchases Titles? <ul><li>Adult Fiction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mary Jo Mack Director, John A Stahl Library (West Point) Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adult Non-Fiction and JUV/YA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Karen Drevo Youth Services Librarian, Norfolk Public Library Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggestions are welcome! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not all titles available to purchase through OverDrive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Titles not always available in desired format. </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Collection Development Budget <ul><li>Made up of member libraries’ annual participation fees. </li></ul><ul><li>Collection development budget for 2011-2012 = $84,265.80. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, budget is evenly split between eBooks and audiobooks. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average cost: audiobook ($50) / eBook ($13) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Further breakdown: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Fiction (current, popular, bestsellers) – 65% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Non-Fiction (current, popular bestsellers) – 20% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Juvenile / Young Adult – 15% </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Circulation Policies <ul><li>Circulation period: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audiobooks: 7 or 14 days (no early return) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eBooks: 7, 14 , or 21 days (can be returned early) </li></ul></ul><ul><li># of titles that can be checked out at one time: 4 </li></ul><ul><li># of titles a patron can have on hold at one time: 3 </li></ul><ul><li># of days patron has to “pick up” a hold: 3 </li></ul><ul><li># of titles patron can have in “My Cart” at one time: 5 </li></ul><ul><li># of minutes a title will stay in “My Cart”: 30 </li></ul>
  • 5. Hold Ratios & Additional Copies <ul><li>Our target hold ratio = 6 (group’s goal is to have one copy of a title for every 6 holds) </li></ul><ul><li>What is a hold ratio? The number of holds on a title divided by the number of copies owned. Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explosive Eighteen (audio) – 29 holds / 5 copies = hold ratio of 5.8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eclipse (eBook) – 6 holds / 1 copy = hold ratio of 6 </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Updating Patron Data <ul><li>If your library goes through NLC for OverDrive user authentication, then you will want to login to the password-protected Nebraska OverDrive Libraries Patron Database Updates page: http:// nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/overdrive/patronupload.asp </li></ul>
  • 7. Where else can I find this information? http:// nlc.nebraska.gov/overdrive/overdriveinfo.aspx
  • 8. How else do I stay informed? <ul><li>Join the NEBRASKAOVERDRIVE mailing list! http://nlc.nebraska.gov/lists / Tip: To post to the list address emails to [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to the OverDrive Digital Library Blog http://overdriveblogs.com/library / </li></ul><ul><li>Follow OverDrive for Libraries on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/ OverDriveForLibraries </li></ul>
  • 9. Additional Questions? <ul><li>Susan Knisely Online Services Librarian Nebraska Library Commission 800-307-2665 / 402-471-3849 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Devra Dragos Technology & Access Services Director Nebraska Library Commission 800-307-2665 / 402-471-4335 [email_address] </li></ul>

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