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April 27, 2021 — 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 ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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OverDrive Is Making the American Rescue Plan Act Work for Libraries

OverDrive published a blog post, “Using American Rescue Plan Act Funds for Purchase of Digital Books for US Libraries,” which states the following:

Over the past several weeks, we here at OverDrive have been in dialog with leadership from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), and top publishing houses to learn the details of and help facilitate how U.S. libraries can use funds under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) for digital books and materials. …

When we learned that the MA [metered access] 24-month model might either be rejected for library use of ARPA funds, or risk that 33% or more of the amount allocated to MA 24-month titles might not qualify, we reached out to publishers to request their collaboration in finding a solution that supports use of ARPA funds. …

There are numerous workflows in development that will impact the ordering and reporting on use of funds. We are here to make this work to enable library partners to continue to serve your communities of readers. Our team will provide regular updates to keep you current on this quickly developing set of services. ...

For more information, read the blog post.

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