Today we are announcing new custom outreach tools, data reporting dashboards and catalog management services to empower librarians to reach and engage patrons more efficiently. With the OverDrive Hub, librarians will have new ways to connect with their community and reach new users. These tools will be released in phases, with the first to come later this year.

We will be previewing these new tools at the Public Library Association show. If you will be in Portland, Oregon for PLA, be sure to visit booth #1337 to learn more!

OverDrive Hub

The OverDrive Hub will be a destination for all librarians, accessed via single sign-on using OverDrive Marketplace credentials. Library staff can build and grow their digital collection, curate content, gain insights and analytics, and communicate to their community about library news and events.

Components of OverDrive Hub will include:

  • Newsroom: Libraries will be able to share service announcements, branch updates, author events, surveys, fundraising activities and other library programs — all within the Libby app! Newsroom adds more Libby layout customization and curation options, as well as a feature to post “shelf talkers” for specific titles or shelves.
  • The Loop: Building on the growing list of Marketplace Insights, The Loop will provide new charts, reports and dashboards of the library’s digital collection activity. This includes discovering how end users engage with curated shelves, reading behaviors and Newsroom campaigns. Data presented in The Loop will be aggregated and anonymized.
  • OverDrive Marketplace:  The world’s leading digital catalog for public libraries will add a new “One Shop” collection development tool that displays all available lending models and prices for titles or series to streamline informed selection. Additional development includes new workflows for managing metered accessed materials, patron insights, account-level weeding and more. OverDrive Marketplace provides libraries total control over the selection of titles and lending models with proven tools to curate engaging content for all audiences.

If you are going to be at PLA, be sure to stop by booth #1337 to learn more about OverDrive Hub and other OverDrive services and updates!