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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 11:48 am
OverDrive customers can add Project Gutenberg Titles to their virtual collections
Posted by: Sue Polanka

Great news for libraries using OverDrive.  They now offer (in beta) the ability to download public domain, EPub titles from Project Gutenberg to a library's virtual branch.  These titles don't require authentication and have no hold lists or check out periods.  Boston Public Library was the first to implement the Project Gutenberg titles, adding 15,000 of them last Friday. Users can download the free ebooks to any EPUB compatible reader and an assortment of options are available in the beta site.

OverDrive is looking for comments on this new feature and ask that users go ahead and give Boston Public Library's Project Gutenberg webpage a try and let them know what you think on their blog.

Libraries interested in adding a Project Gutenberg collection to the virtual branch should contact OverDrive at partnerservices@overdrive.com.


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