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World first Harry Potter lending with Softlink and OverDrive

Press Release: Softlink International [February 28, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 Softlink International

Abstract: For the first time ever, Softlink is pleased to offer school libraries the opportunity to obtain and lend Harry Potter eBooks and audiobooks via the OverDrive platform. This follows OverDrive’s announcement today of an exclusive distribution agreement with the author, J.K. Rowling.


For the first time ever, Softlink is pleased to offer school libraries the opportunity to obtain and lend Harry Potter eBooks and audiobooks via the OverDrive platform. This follows OverDrive's announcement today of an exclusive distribution agreement with the author, J.K. Rowling.

Previously only available through the Pottermore website, the Harry Potter eBooks and audiobooks will be available for digital book lending in a variety of formats, including PC, Mac, eReaders, tablets and smartphones.

As the official distributor of OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks to Australian Schools, Softlink is pleased to support OverDrive in their new partnership agreement.

"J.K. Rowling has had a spectacular effect on the reading community. Her works have been singularly successful in encouraging people of all ages to read and enjoy the Harry Potter series. We are equally pleased to support OverDrive in offering the best titles to libraries worldwide," said Mr Kim Duffy, Softlink's CEO.

Softlink partnered with OverDrive in 2011 to make the digital lending platform available to school libraries in Australia.

For more information on the Overdrive eBook and audiobook service, visit: http://www2.softlinkint.com/?au/overdrive

About Softlink

Softlink is a world-leading developer of Library Management Systems and information management software solutions, which is used by over 50% of Australian schools. Softlink's software which is developed at its Brisbane head office is now installed in over 10,000 libraries in 108 countries covering ten major languages.

Solutions built with world-leading technology are strengthened by a range of local support services, delivered by Softlink's product experts, experienced library and IT specialists on staff.

Softlink have won two major export awards; The Premier of Queensland's Award for Export Excellence - Information Technology and the Australian Exporter of the Year – Information Technology.

For more information on Softlink and its Liberty and Oliver products, visit www.softlinkint.com.

About OverDrive: OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, digital audiobooks, music and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers, serving millions of end users. OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com

Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:February 28, 2012
Publisher:Softlink International
Company: Softlink International
Permalink: http://librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=16609
Record Number:16609
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-02-28 14:27:18