Below is a summary of updates for the OverDrive website that are scheduled for release on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
One of the questions we're frequently asked is how libraries can share local content (by local authors or small presses) through the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium collection.
In the past, adding this content to OverDrive was not appealing, as the content would be available to the world. Now OverDrive has changed their platform to allow for content to be available only to our collection and only for authenticated patrons.
OverDrive released some new functionality on the site!
1. Suspend a Hold
This feature allows users to temporarily suspend a hold in the waiting list. The user’s position will continue to advance in the queue while their hold is suspended, but the hold will not be filled.
After the suspension ends, the title will continue to advance until the hold becomes available. If a user advances to the first position in the waiting list while the hold is suspended, the system will skip ahead to fill the next available hold.
Familiarize yourself with the new Suspend a Hold and Auto-Checkout features by watching the demonstration here: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=duizd3.
2. Hold Auto-Checkout