SOURCE: OverDrive, Inc.

January 18, 2007 10:12 ET

OverDrive to Launch Digital Media Zone at National Library Conference in Seattle

Games & Interactive Software Join Audio Books, eBooks & Videos as Downloads in the Library

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 18, 2007 -- WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER -- OverDrive®, the leader in digital media content distribution for libraries, will showcase its innovative Digital Library Reserve platform at the American Library Association's 2007 Midwinter Meeting, January 19-22, 2007 in Seattle. OverDrive will unveil its Digital Media Zone™, which will include theatre-style presentations every 30 minutes during the show. View the schedule at http://www.dlrinc.com/resources/zoneschedule.pdf (73K).

At the Digital Media Zone, OverDrive team members will demonstrate innovative new formats, gadgets and real-time reporting -- with a free Creative MP3 player giveaway every 30 minutes! Topics will cover OverDrive's industry-leading content, librarian support and user experience. Presentations include:

--  Download Games & Interactive and Educational Software: The newest
    OverDrive format
--  Video: Feature Films, Documentaries and more
         NOTE: OverDrive is the industry leader with thousands of
         download videos available today in major markets coast-to-coast
         such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Seattle
--  The 2007 Catalog: Bestselling audio books and eBooks (including NYT
    best sellers)
--  Survey Results: Who’s Downloading Digital Media (including top
    circulating downloads)
--  Introducing the NEW Adobe Digital Editions
For more information about OverDrive's Digital Media Zone, go to www.overdrive.com.

At the ALA Midwinter Meeting, OverDrive will demonstrate all of its download formats that can be downloaded and viewed on a single platform. Titles and publishers of OverDrive's latest format, games & interactive and educational software, include Sudoku, the wildly popular puzzle game from Global Software Publishing, North America; children's and interactive titles from Charlesbridge Publishing; and, arcade and card games such as Poker, Blackjack and Pool Hall.

OverDrive will also demonstrate its best selling audio books and eBooks from leading publishers like Harlequin, Random House, Brilliance Audio, Blackstone, Books on Tape, McGraw-Hill and HarperCollins. OverDrive download videos include IMAX films (Image Entertainment), "The World's Fastest Indian" (Magnolia Films), "Super Size Me" (Hart Sharp Video), a variety of award-winning instructional videos for adults and children including a series with celebrity instructors Brian Setzer, Buddy Guy and others (Music Sales Corp.), feature length Spanish language movies (Venevision International) and "Biography" and History Channel programming from A&E Television Networks.

At the renowned "Koolhaas" Central Library branch of the ALA conference's host, Seattle Public Library, the OverDrive Download Station will be demonstrated continuously throughout the weekend. The OverDrive Download Station is the in-library download service that gives access to the library's entire download audio books collection, a valued complement to the OverDrive Digital Library Reserve 24/7 in-home download service. For more information, go to www.dlrinc.com/resources/downloadstation.pdf.

Digital Library Reserve, a web-based digital media service, provides patrons of member libraries the ability to download popular digital audio books, as well as eBooks, music, video and (coming soon) games & interactive software. OverDrive offers more than 50,000 downloadable titles in a variety of popular formats. To see if your library is a member of OverDrive's network, go to www.dlrinc.com/ListLibraries.asp. To find other titles of eBooks, audio books, music, videos and games available from public libraries, search within the library web sites or go to www.ebooklocator.com.

About OverDrive, Inc.

OverDrive is a leader in providing world-class infrastructure for distributing premium digital content. We deliver secure management, protection and fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and institutions (rights holders) and thousands of libraries, retailers and distributors serving millions of end users. With more than 50,000 premium digital titles -- including current best sellers -- of eBooks, audio books, music, video and (coming soon) games & interactive software presentable in a single platform, OverDrive offers the industry's best selection as well as the option to manage, protect and distribute proprietary content. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    David Burleigh
    OverDrive, Inc.
    216-573-6886 x218
    Email Contact