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Softlink extends OverDrive eBook distribution to Corporate and Academic libraries

Press Release: [April 4, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 Softlink International

Abstract: Corporate and academic libraries in Australia are now able to obtain the OverDrive eBook and audiobook service from Softlink as an integral part of their knowledge and resource management systems. OverDrive is the world’s most popular platform for lending and managing digital content, offering over 300,000 eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles in Australia.


Corporate and academic libraries in Australia are now able to obtain the OverDrive eBook and audiobook service from Softlink as an integral part of their knowledge and resource management systems. OverDrive is the world's most popular platform for lending and managing digital content, offering over 300,000 eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles in Australia.

Softlink began distributing the OverDrive platform to Australian schools last year, and are pleased to extend the service to the wider library community.

"Softlink has recognised the shift towards digital content and our current focus is to create more opportunities for libraries to offer users 24/7 information access on any device," said Mr Hillary Noye, Softlink's Director of Business Development Asia Pacific.

"With our Liberty Information Management Solution and the OverDrive service, Softlink can provide an inclusive resource solution for libraries to digitise their collections and connect with today's mobile users."

Softlink's Liberty System seamlessly integrates with the OverDrive platforms, offering streamlined access to the digital collection.

Joining the School Download Library product will be the Corporate and College Download Library platforms, which are now available from Softlink.

OverDrive supports most mobile and desktop operating systems including: Windows, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Sony Reader, Kobo eReader, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone (Kindle coming soon).

For more information on the OverDrive service, email sales@softlinkint.com or visit: http://www2.softlinkint.com/?au/overdrive_main

About Softlink

Softlink is a world-leading developer of Library Management Systems, and information management software solutions. 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, 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

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 4, 2012
Publisher:Softlink International
Company: Softlink International
Record Number:16708
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-04-04 07:55:49