Magazine article American Libraries

Introduce Your Digital Collections with Overdrive

Magazine article American Libraries

Introduce Your Digital Collections with Overdrive

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The OverDrive Media Station (OMS) is an HTML5 web-based platform optimized for touchscreen kiosks that allows library patrons to explore an OverDrive digital collection. OMS is designed for patrons who aren't familiar with their library's digital collection and uses a familiar touchscreen workflow similar to kiosk experiences like Redbox. There is no need for a physical keyboard--a digital keyboard appears onscreen when a visitor taps on a field that requires text, much like it would on a smartphone or tablet.

With OMS, patrons can browse an existing digital collection, sample titles, and send them to any device for checkout via text message (SMS), email, or QR code. OMS does not allow patrons to download or transfer titles directly to a device. It does not download or store any files to the computer on which it is running. OMS simply allows patrons to browse the collection--it is not a re placement for the OverDrive Download Station.

Visitors can browse the top 100 most popular library titles, titles recently added to a library's collection, children and teen titles, and collections by subject and language. …

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