[Eril-l] [ALCTS-acqnet] Using Overdrive and/or IA's "National Emergency Library" during COVID closures

Debbie Hathaway dhathaw at udallas.edu
Mon Mar 30 10:02:46 PDT 2020

We are currently in the process of getting on board with Overdrive. We are
in baby steps (submitted paperwork) so I can't tell you yet how the
interface works with our ILS but I am pleased to find many of the
translations needed on their platform.

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 11:54 AM Laura Turner <acqnet at lists.ala.org> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> I'm reaching out to see how other academic libraries are handling ebook
> requests for titles that are not available through traditional academic
> suppliers (Proquest, EBSCO, etc.).  An example would be Bill Nye's
> Unstoppable, published by St. Martin's, so more of a popular non-fiction
> title.  Specifically, Overdrive seems to have been a resource for that kind
> of material that is no longer available at our city public library, though
> they do have a couple of other platforms.  Has your academic library worked
> with Overdrive?
> Also, has anyone begun pointing users to Internet Archive's "National
> Emergency Library" for access at least to scanned titles that you might
> already have in your print collection?
> Please feel free to respond off-list, if you prefer.
> Thanks,
> Laura
> *Laura Turner*
> *Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery*
> Helen K. and James S. Copley Library / University of San Diego
> 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA  92110-2492
> Phone:  (619) 260-2365 | lauraturner at sandiego.edu

Debbie Hathaway, MLS
Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian
University of Dallas, Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062
dhathaw at udallas.edu
SCUUG President

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