Library Experts to Present State of Digital Library Lending at Digipalooza '23
Sessions include impact of book bans, latest content access models, book search trends, reader engagement data and growth of audiobooks
CLEVELAND, March 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — OverDrive, the leading digital book and media supplier to libraries, announced that the international library conference Digipalooza ’23 will convene in Cleveland, Ohio, August 9-11, 2023. Digipalooza ’23 will continue its popular format of librarian-led panels, networking events and exciting keynote speakers. Conference sponsors, exhibitors and industry thought leaders include Penguin Random House, HarperCollins Publishers, RBmedia, Blackstone Publishing, Macmillan, ZINIO, Sourcebooks, VIZ Media, Lerner Publishing Group, Wiley, Capstone, EnGoPlanet, Learn It Live, Kovels, Bearport Publishing, Jump!, Bellwether Publishing and Draft2Digital. Media Sponsors include Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.
See the program and highlights of past events at Digipalooza.com.
“The challenges facing librarians are becoming more acute as they direct resources to meet the increased demand for digital books and streaming content while expanding access to all,” said Steve Potash, founder and CEO of OverDrive. “Working with library, consortia and content industry executives, the Digipalooza ’23 program was crafted to highlight top performing librarians who serve a growing community of readers and learners under the theme of ‘Forward Together.'”
Since 2006, Digipalooza has brought together a global community of librarians, educators, publishers and technologists sharing insights, trends and best practices for expanding access to digital content. Experts from U.S. and international libraries will present data, trends and insights in a variety of topics. Key Digipalooza ’23 sessions include:
- On-Demand Access Models Boost Your Circulation Without Breaking the Budget
- Extend Your Library’s Online Brand by Customizing Libby
- Digital Reading Campaigns that Reach Underserved Audiences
- The Power of Comics and Graphic Novels to Supercharge Your Digital Catalog
- Engage All Readers: Successful Outreach Campaigns and Lessons Learned
- Advocate for Your Community’s Right to Read — #UniteAgainstBookBans
- Diversify Your Collection: Embrace Diversity. Build Communities.
- The Big Business of Audiobooks: Fastest Growing Book Form of Reading for Your Community
- Actionable Data & Insights: Deep Dive into Key Reports Available in OverDrive Marketplace
- Streaming Video Has Become a Must-Have Component of the Library
One highlight of the exhibit hall will be the installation of an EnGoPlanet solar-powered bench. These benches are currently in use by Pioneer Library System (Oklahoma) in a variety of public areas offering open Wi-Fi and QR codes for readers to instantly access location-based curated digital content without installing an app.
To learn more about and register for Digipalooza ’23, visit https://digipalooza.com/.
OverDrive is a mission-based company that stands with libraries. Named a Certified B Corp in 2017, OverDrive serves more than 88,000 libraries and schools in 109 countries with the industry’s largest digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, video and other content. OverDrive empowers libraries and schools by expanding access for all through tireless industry advocacy and consistent innovation. Award-winning apps and services include the Libby library reading app, the Sora student reading app, Kanopy, the leading video streaming app for libraries and colleges, and TeachingBooks.net, which offers one of the largest catalogs of supplemental materials that enhance literacy outcomes. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. www.overdrive.com
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