Top Libraries Select OverDrive eBook System
Denver Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, and San José Public Library to Offer Best-Selling eBooks
(CLEVELAND, OH – December 16, 2003) – OverDrive, Inc. announced today that the #1 and #3 U.S. public libraries and the first co-managed city/university library will soon offer patrons 24/7 access to best-selling digital books from their websites – using OverDrive Digital Library Reserve. Denver Public Library and Cuyahoga County Public Library were recently rated as the #1 and #3 libraries in cities with a population of over 500,000 by Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings also known as the HAPLR Index. (http://www.haplr-index.com/HAPLR100.htm). San José Public Library is the first in the nation to be funded, managed and operated jointly by a city and a major university (San José State University).
Steve Potash, CEO of OverDrive said, “We’re extremely proud to be working with the most innovative and service oriented libraries in the world. The new eBook services available from these libraries will permit millions of readers throughout Colorado, Ohio, and Silicon Valley to download and read popular fiction, self-help, travel, business, study guides, and IT titles from the comfort of their home or office . . . all they need is a PC or PDA, Internet connection and their library card,” Mr. Potash added.
Denver Public, Cuyahoga County and San José Public libraries join Cleveland Public Library, (http://dlc.clevenet.org/), King County Library System (http://ebooks.kcls.org), Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, (http://ebooks.libraryvisit.org), Wright Memorial Public Library (http://ebooks.wright.lib.oh.us/) and many others who enable the downloading of best-selling eBooks 24/7 from their library website using the OverDrive service. The service features a growing collection of best-selling eBooks from popular authors and publishers including HarperCollins, Time Warner, McGraw-Hill, Zondervan, Scholastic, John Wiley and Sons, and more.
OverDrive will be demonstrating its eBook and Digital Library systems at the upcoming Midwinter Conference of the American Library Association in San Diego, Friday, January 9 through Monday, January 12 in Booth 1946.
About OverDrive, Inc.
OverDrive (www.overdrive.com) provides eBook solutions for leading retailers, publishers and libraries in the US and abroad including Adobe, Sony Electronics, King County Library, Cleveland Public Library, Random House and others. OverDrive is a strategic partner to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Adobe Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) and Mobipocket S.A, based in France. The company is a Gold Sponsor of the Open eBook Forum. OverDrive was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.