LDND InfoCenter

Overdrive Replaces RB Digital

    • Website URLhttps://finditva.overdrive.com/
      • This content SHOULD show up in the Libby App under your library’s collection. Patrons will currently have to search collections separately to see content. There is a unification planned in 2021 so that this will not be the case.
    • Content FAQ’s and items of note:
      • MARC Records: To update MARC records for your RBdigital titles, you can choose either of the below options after the transfer occurs. Note that if you offer formats in addition to ebooks and audiobooks, you will want to maintain those records for now.
        • Remove RBdigital MARC records from your library catalog and import free OverDrive MARC Express records. The day after your library’s content transfer you can retrieve the records from OverDrive Marketplace here.
        • Replace the 856 field URLs in existing RBdigital MARC records with OverDrive URLs. Immediately following the content transfer, you can find direct title links in the corresponding content transfer purchase order in OverDrive Marketplace here.
      • Updating the records ensures API integrations continue without interruption. If your library takes no action, the links in your RBdigital MARC records will automatically re-direct to a new landing page that will provide additional instructions for your patrons.
      • General OverDrive/RB Transitional FAQ’s: https://resources.overdrive.com/rbdigital-acquisition-faqs/
      • Content Credit will be transferred to your OverDrive Account within the next few weeks if your library had any on file with RB Digital
    • Digital and Print Ready Marketing Materials
    • Library Staff Training
    • Curation of Content
      • Shared Collection content will be curated by your OverDrive staff Librarian and Content Specialist Maria Fesz
      • New to OverDrive Advantage Libraries
        • If you are interested in curating your Advantage content for your patrons please contact Nick Kopera to schedule a Zoom call with Maria
    • Statistics
      • User Log Ins were created on 12/1 and emailed to each library in the state. Each Log In created has User permission and can create additional reporting only log ins.
        • New Users should have only the following permissions
          • News and Reports, Download MARC Records, User Support
    • Magazines
      • Zinio Magazines will be migrated in January/February of 2021. Transfer date will be communicated within 2-3 weeks of transfer date.
      • The State of Virginia’s Zinio collection is being upgraded to the Unlimited Plan of magazines. This is access to over 3000 titles with no circulation caps.
      • There are no additional actions or fees for your patrons to access the Magazines once migrated.
      • If your library owns Zinio magazines on its own, they will be transferred to your OverDrive account and converted to the Unlimited Plan. In some cases a library may have access to the same Magazine content on both their own OverDrive site as well as the State of VA site.
    • OverDrive Team
      • Account Manager: Nick Kopera nkopera@overdrive.com
        • Main point of contact, contracts, questions, concerns.
      • Content Specialist: Maria Fesz mfesz@overdrive.com
        • Content specific inquiries, cart building requests, curation questions and requests
      • Product Support Specialist: Bart Kalnay bkalnay@overdrive.com
        • Technical site issues, MARC Records
    • LVA Support: Nan Carmack, nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804/692-3792
    • Overdrive Find It Virginia performance dashboard

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