OverDrive announced that Thomas Nelson, Encyclopedia Britannica, Crabtree Publishing, and Lonely Planet will provide simultaneous access ebooks to OverDrive's global network, enabling libraries and schools to provide "always available" ebooks without waiting lists or holds. The simultaneous access collections will supplement the existing one copy/one user library collections, and are available on an annual subscription basis. Previously, Liquid Comics was OverDrive's only simultaneous access ebook supplier.
OverDrive is offering simultaneous access ebook collections as part of a series of enhancements labeled OverDrive WIN. Additional information about the OverDrive WIN platform enhancements will be posted on the OverDrive blog as well as on Facebook and Twitter as they are launched.