Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Software Updates for South Dakota Titles to Go

The following changes are now live at your OverDrive website.

  • OverDrive will keep a user signed in for longer, eliminating the need for them to sign in each time they visit your digital library. A user will be authenticated in the background when they attempt to borrow, place a hold, or recommend a title.
  • OverDrive Read and OverDrive Listen have been removed within the OverDrive App to simplify the format selection step and allow a user to begin reading and listening more quickly. Exceptions include titles that are only available in the OverDrive Read or OverDrive Listen formats, including Read-Alongs—those titles will continue to be available via the app.
  • The Choose a format drop-down on the Loans page has been changed to Download to more clearly communicate the action a user will take.

screen capture of checking out an ebook, focusing on download options: Kindle Book or EPUB eBook
When an eBook or audiobook is borrowed from the title details page, the button now displays Download and the format name, instead of Add to app, to more clearly communicate the action a user will take.