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OverDrive Listen is now live!

From Overdrive: We are excited to announce a new listening option for audiobooks, called OverDrive Listen, is now available for your audiobook collection! Similar to OverDrive Read for eBooks, OverDrive Listen offers the same ease of use; simply browse, borrow, and listen right in your browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required; all you need is a compatible web browser. Using OverDrive Listen, you can add bookmarks, take notes, or make highlights. This additional listening option has been automatically added to MP3 audiobooks in your digital collection (where publisher permits) at no additional cost. There is no action required on your part. Capture

Bourne residents & certification

SAILS determines whether a patron should be assigned a DECERTIFIED patron profile based on zip code.  Unfortunately there is a section of Bourne that has the same zip code as Wareham and those patrons may have had their records modified.  If you have a patron in this situation change the patron profile back to what is should be (Adult, Juv, etc.) and update the patron's USERCAT4 to CERT.  Our reports will then know that while the patron's zip code is a Wareham code the person actually resides in a certified community

Unfillable Holds Reports

Starting 3/20 you began receiving a daily report of holds that cannot be filled because the last copy has been set to missing, discard or lost.  These reports are cumulative and holds will continue to appear on the report until you do something with them.
How you wish to proceed will be up to each library.  At a bare minimum the holds need to be cancelled.  We suggest that you see if there is another edition that can be used to fill the hold - we do find that sometimes patrons are not aware that there is another version on which there are more available copies.  You may choose to wait to cancel holds on items set to lost in case the item is returned.  And you do have the option of passing this on to the person in your library who handles ILL and Virtual Catalog so that a copy from another network can be requested to satisfy the person's request.
Several asked that the report be emailed to a specific person and we have done so.  All reports will appear in your finished report list as well.
The form that you have been using to notify libraries that your copy is not available to fill a hold has been removed from the website.

Failed Calls Notice – explaination

In your failed calls notice, you may see hold pickup notices where the pickup library is not your library. The reason for this is because the notices are grouped by the user's library (the library on the name of the report), but the pickup library is listed separately for each hold on the notice. This allows the user to only get one email notice but still be able to have items for pickup at multiple libraries. This is the same behavior as the phone notices. When a user receives a call, the system will identify itself as the library that the user belongs to and then tell them the pickup location of their holds (which may be different from their home library).

TumbleBooks Library – e-Books for e-Kids!

TumblePremium is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Math Stories, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Videos (from National Geographics), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format. TumbleMobile: You can also access TP via any reading/mobile device that has an internet connection (for example: color nook, kindle fire, Ipads & Ipod touch).

Upcoming Overdrive App Updates

Below is a summary of updates for our OverDrive digital library website that were released last August.
  • In the mobile view, search results filters will be relocated to the top of the page to improve the browsing experience.
 
  • Users will now see a red notification on their Account and Holds pages when they have a title on hold that is ready to be checked out.
 

Overdrive Awesome Hold Updates!

Suspend a Hold - This feature will allow you to temporarily suspend a hold in your waiting list. Your position will continue to advance in the queue while your hold is suspended, but the hold will not be filled. After the suspension ends, the title will continue to advance until the hold becomes available. If you advance to the first position in the waiting list while the hold is suspended, the system will skip ahead to fill the next available hold. Hold Auto-Checkout - At the time you place a hold, the option to ‘auto-checkout’ the title when it becomes available can be set. If you select this option you will receive a notification when your title is available confirming that it has been checked out and can be found on your account bookshelf. If you do not select this option, you will follow the current hold notification process. If you select this option but are unable to borrow the title at the time it becomes available (because you have already reached their maximum checkout limit, for example) you will be sent the current hold notification email and will have the full hold pickup period to make your checkout. Maturity Settings The ability to exclude certain content based on the maturity level (Juvenile, YA, General, Adult). This will allow adult users to exclude titles for younger readers and young readers to exclude adult-only titles from their experience. More information how to use this setting is available in this Help article: http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1492447. “Recommended for you” collection After a user signs in, a collection of recommended titles will appear on the homepage. Recommended titles will be available for checkout and suggested based on titles you currently have checked out or on hold. If a you don't have any checkouts or holds, this collection will not appear. “And” Boolean Searching Based on partner feedback to improve search results, default search behavior will change from “OR” to “AND.” Following this change, the number of results returned for a search will likely be lower than with the current behavior, but this change will meaningfully improve the relevancy of the results.