Digital Bookmobile to Launch National Tour at Public Libraries
Download Audiobooks, eBooks, Music, and Video to Be Featured in Mobile Library Exhibit
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - PLA National Conference - OverDrive, Inc.
(www.overdrive.com), a leading distributor of digital books to public
libraries, has unveiled drawings and details of a traveling community
outreach exhibit entitled the Digital Bookmobile
(www.digitalbookmobile.com). Starting in August 2008, the Digital
Bookmobile will host hands-on, interactive training events at public
libraries in cities around the United States, including Boston, Cleveland,
New York City, Phoenix, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Libraries will be
encouraged to make the Digital Bookmobile a part of multi-day community
events, book fairs, and other reading initiatives.
The Digital Bookmobile, developed inside a high-tech tractor-trailer, will
present programs that promote the host library's download digital media
catalog and 'virtual branch' website. The vehicle is customized for each
library event and equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high
definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media
players. Hands-on learning stations demonstrate how to search the digital
media catalog, use supported mobile devices, and download and enjoy eBooks,
audiobooks, music, and video from the library.
"The Digital Bookmobile is a next generation update to the traditional
bookmobile that has been faithfully serving public library communities for
decades," said David Burleigh, OverDrive Director of Marketing. "Students,
seniors, and readers of all ages will be invited to visit the Digital
Bookmobile at public library events to learn about digital audiobooks,
eBooks, music, and videos available for download from local library
websites and online catalogs."
OverDrive powers download media catalogs at thousands of libraries,
including institutions in New York City, Singapore, Boston, and Toronto. To
see if your public library is a member of the OverDrive network, visit
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor and supplier of
eBooks, audio books, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM
protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers
and institutions (rights holders) and thousands of libraries, schools,
retailers, and aggregators serving millions of end users. Founded in 1986,
OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com
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