OverDrive to Preview Digital Audio Books

Feb 27, 2004

OverDrive, Inc. has announced plans to allow digital audio books to be made available for download by patrons in Windows Media format as part of its Digital Library Reserve service. OverDrive already supplies technology and content for thousands of eBook titles for online lending services at Cleveland Public Library, King County Library System (WA), San Jose Public Library, suburban Detroit libraries, and in dozens of other communities in the US and abroad. For the past year OverDrive has been encoding digital audio book materials as part of Microsoft's Sync & Go feature in its Plus! Digital Media Edition. Audio excerpts from the OverDrive Digital Book Channel as part of the Sync & Go feature can be sampled online. OverDrive is a strategic partner to Microsoft Corporation, Adobe Systems, Inc., and Mobipocket S.A, based in France and is a Gold Sponsor of the Open eBook Forum.