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Harry Potter eBook lending starts today

Press Release: Softlink International [March 30, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 Softlink International

Abstract: Starting from March 30, 2012, students will be able to borrow and read Harry Potter eBooks and audiobooks from libraries using the OverDrive Download Library platform. Australian schools looking to add the world-famous series to their library collection can obtain the platform from Softlink, the official distributor of OverDrive in Australia.


Starting from today, students will be able to borrow and read Harry Potter eBooks and audiobooks from libraries using the OverDrive Download Library platform. Australian schools looking to add the world-famous series to their library collection can obtain the platform from Softlink, the official distributor of OverDrive in Australia.

Following the Harry Potter lending announcement last month, Softlink has keenly anticipated the release of the Harry Potter digital titles on OverDrive.

"So far, we've seen a tremendous amount of interest in the OverDrive service since it was made available last year," said Mr Hillary Noye, Softlink's Director of Business Development Asia Pacific.

"The success of OverDrive demonstrates the importance of offering 21st Century information solutions to students and the addition of Harry Potter will only accelerate its use. Softlink is proud of our partnership with OverDrive as we continue to align our services with the latest in educational technology."

Softlink is a leading developer of library and information management solutions, including the Oliver and Liberty systems used in over 10,000 libraries worldwide.

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:March 30, 2012
Publisher:Softlink International
Company: Softlink International
Permalink: http://librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=16698
Record Number:16698
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-03-29 23:27:05