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South Dakota State Library Services

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

Introduction

Program Description:

The OverDrive program provides participating public library patrons the ability to download audiobooks and ebooks. Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks are available in a wide variety of popular genres, including bestsellers, fiction, romance, suspense, children's, young adult, business, self-help and language learning. They may be checked out for a period of time, placed on the patron's computer, or transferred to a portable device.

Audiobooks and ebooks are automatically returned when due.

Participating libraries sign participation agreements with OverDrive, which manages all billing and financial aspects directly with the participating library.

Cost to Join and the Purchasing Committee

Each participating public library pays a single annual fee based on population service area (from the most recent ILMS data.). Subscription term is January 1 - December 31. Libraries may sign up anytime. Libraries will "go live" approximately four weeks from sign-up.

Tier

Legal Service
Area Population

Annual Fee

1

Up to 1,500

$600

2

1,501 — 4,000

$1,100

3

4,001 — 10,000

$1,500

4

10,001 — 20,000

$3,000

5

20,001 — 30,000

$4,500

6

30,001--- 100,000

$6,000

 

 

 
  • The annual fee will be pro-rated if a library joins mid cycle.

 

Collection Funding and Selection:

The South Dakota Titles To Go annual fee includes a platform fee and a content (ebooks and audiobooks) fee.

Individual titles are purchased using the participation fees allocated towards titles. Prices are set by the publisher and vary widely. Ebook prices are usually significantly less than audiobooks. Titles purchased are available to all participating libraries.

A 5-person volunteer selection committee selects titles. Content is purchased approximately every two weeks. Content budget is typically spent equally on audio and ebooks. All participating libraries may submit title lists to the committee.

To Enroll/Participation Form

Each participating library must complete an OverDrive Participation Form. Public libraries can enroll anytime. Send enrollment forms directly to OverDrive via the contact information below:

Via fax:
Sales
Fax: 216-573-6888

Via mail:
Sales
OverDrive. Inc.
One OverDrive Way
Cleveland, Ohio 44125

Via email:
Sales (sales@overdrive.com Email)

 

The 2018 Collection Development Committee, tier represented, and term expiration (ends Dec. 31 of that year).

Member

Tier

Term Exp.

 

LeAnn Kaufman
Freeman Public Library

1

2021

 

Amylee Caffey
Hot Springs Public Library

2&3

2019

 

Kerry Bowers
Rawlins Municipal Library

4

2021

 

Shirley Arment
KO Lee Library, Aberdeen    

5&6

2019

 

Dana Schmidt
Yankton Community Library

At-Large           

2020

 

Committee members meet annually to elect new members and officers and to discuss suggested policy changes and updates. See minutes from past meetings here:

See the most current bylaws for more information.

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Advantage and Advantage Plus

Overdrive Advantage gives libraries the ability to offer popular title exclusively for their patrons. OverDrive Advantage libraries can purchase additional copies of popular titles that are already in the shared collection, as well as titles that are not yet available. There is also a one-time setup fee. Please contact Overdrive's SD Titles To Go account manager for more information.

Advantage Plus allows one to share some or all of the library's Advantage content with the consortium. Which titles that are shared depends upon the settings chosen by the individual Advantage library; libraries must set up Advantage Plus plans in Overdrive Marketplace to share titles. Note that when an eligible title is shared, all copies of the title will be included.

  • Shared titles will still belong to the Advantage member. Users of any library in the shared collection can borrow or place holds on these titles, but Advantage users will have priority for holds.
  • Titles with active checkouts or holds can be shared if the Advantage Plus plan allows it.
  • All reports will show that the shared titles belong to the Advantage member.

Member Libraries

For new members or members who just want a refresher, visit resources.overdrive.com with printable PDFs and videos on how to order and run reports in the market place.

Authentication

How do patrons access the downloadable audiobooks? (Authentication):

OverDrive provides these types of authentication:

  • Authentication incorporated with individual library integrated library systems (ILS) using authentication scheme provided by the library’s ILS vendor. Individual libraries may experience additional charges by ILS vendors to set up authentication.
  • Click-through authentication that transfers the patron’s session from the individual library catalog to OverDrive
  • OverDrive’s Library Card Manager, in which the individual library uploads patron barcodes for patrons to OverDrive. This method can be used by libraries with or without automation.
  • OverDrive works with multiple barcode schemes. For example, in the case of overlap, patrons could be required to select their home library.

Each participating library can choose the option that works best for them.

Other Information

SD Titles To Go now has Lexile measures, along with interest (grade level) and ATOS levels to assist in locating books for children at their reading level. The levels are located on the right side of the SD Titles To Go search results page with all the other search filters (format, subject etc.)

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