OverDrive has announced its Digital Library Reserve, an application service for libraries to develop and manage a circulating collection of eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, journals, audio books, and other downloadable media for lending to patrons. Libraries using Digital Library Reserve services will be able to integrate digital media into their existing collection from a variety of sources as well as license titles from OverDrive's Content Reserve. Content Reserve is a collection of digital books and periodicals that includes over 35,000 eBook products from 400 publishers.
Digital Library Reserve (DLR) consists of a series of Web services for the library to establish and manage its digital media collection. OverDrive has been working closely with Adobe Systems to take advantage of the library support and lending models available for eBooks and electronic magazines formatted in Adobe Acrobat PDF and secured using Adobe Content Server. Digital Library Reserve will also take advantage of the Digital Rights Management services available to other media formats to enable libraries to expand their digital media collections to include audio books, PDA titles.