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Weekly News Digest

September 26, 2013 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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OverDrive Adds Penguin Ebooks to Offerings

OverDrive Marketplace is once again offering Penguin ebooks: More than 17,000 titles are now available for purchase in a one-copy/one-user lending model for a 1-year term. Prices for backlist titles range from $5.99 to $9.99, while frontlist titles cost as much as $18.99.

Penguin Group (now Penguin Random House) pulled its ebooks from the OverDrive catalog about 2 years ago, according to a post at Digital Book World. There are some restrictions to the new agreement: The ebooks are only available in the U.S. now, and Kindle users will have to load ebooks onto their devices via USB; there isn’t a direct download.

OverDrive collection development specialists are available to help member libraries create recommended lists from the Penguin catalog.

Source: OverDrive



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