OverDrive’s Global eBook Catalog for Schools Continues Tremendous Growth
Content from multiple publishers meeting students’ and educators’ digital needs in the classroom
CLEVELAND – October 14, 2015 – OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for schools, announced that more than 54,000 new eBook and audiobook titles have been added to their school catalog in 2015. Supplementing an industry-leading assortment of more than 2 million digital titles from 5,000 publishers, including Pearson and Macmillan textbooks, cost-effective novel sets and professional development, OverDrive continues to grow its curriculum-aligned digital resources for students and teachers to access in the classroom, at home or anywhere.
Earlier this year, an extensive list of W.W. Norton eBooks including Beowulf, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Blind Side and The Swerve were added to the OverDrive digital catalog for schools and libraries. The eBook catalog offers a wide range of content that can be used to support entire class or grade level reading assignments including classics such as A Clockwork Orange (W.W. Norton) and The People Could Fly (Random House Children’s Books) for English Language Arts classes. Documenting United States History: Themes, Concepts and Skills for the AP Course (Macmillan Higher Education) and Geometry (Pearson) are among new digital textbooks available on the same digital platform. Educators can also access Professional Development resources such as The Formative Assessment Action Plan (ASCD) and Grow: Identifying and Fostering Talent (More Than Sound) anytime, anywhere on any mobile device.
More than five million students from 41 countries enjoy access to digital books from OverDrive this school year via the industry’s highest-rated app and on all major eReading devices, computers, tablets and smartphones. One district, Napa Valley Unified School District (CA), has been using the OverDrive K-12 platform to align with curriculum needs and recently added Pearson digital math textbooks for high schools students.
“We’re proud to provide students and educators digital access to many of the same top publishers that schools use in print,” said Don Fabricant, OverDrive’s Chief Sales Officer and General Manager of Education. “OverDrive is frequently adding new publishers to meet the growing demand for digital content on a single platform.”
OverDrive continues to see rapid adoption of eBooks and audiobooks at schools and across entire districts. Over 12,000 districts and schools have built custom digital content solutions that align with educators’ and students’ needs. For more information about the OverDrive service for schools, visit www.overdrive.com/schools.
OverDrive is the leading digital distribution platform, supplying the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, streaming video and periodicals to 34,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. We support all major computers and devices, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (U.S. only). OverDrive delivers all digital media on a single platform, and offers innovations such as OverDrive Read, the breakthrough EPUB and HTML5 browser-based reading experience, and narrated eBooks (Read-Alongs). Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and is owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. For more information, visit www.overdrive.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and our blog.
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