Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-06-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,233
Karma: 74640855
Join Date: May 2010
Device: K4S, FireHD7.1, Nexus7.2, Nexus4, ClipZip
OverDrive DRM-free eBooks Now Available to Libraries

DRM-free eBooks are now available to libraries

Quote:
For the past few months, OverDrive has been beta testing DRM-free eBook distribution in libraries. Today, we’re excited to announce that all OverDrive-powered libraries can now add DRM-free eBooks to their digital collections.

>> snip <<

All DRM-free eBooks are available under the one-copy/one-user model, which means you can add a copy to your collection and one user at a time can borrow the title from the library. Just like all other OverDrive-supplied content, the titles will be borrowed for a set amount of time and when that lending period is up, another user can check out the title.
A list of publishers providing DRM-free content is in the article.
tubemonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
RainingLemur
Spork Connoisseur
RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
RainingLemur's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,358
Karma: 16780603
Join Date: Mar 2011
Device: Nook Color
Wonder if there's going to be any kind of a list of libraries with such availability.
RainingLemur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 07:55 PM   #3
Purple Lady
Wizard
Purple Lady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Purple Lady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Purple Lady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Purple Lady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Purple Lady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Purple Lady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Purple Lady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Purple Lady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Purple Lady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Purple Lady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Purple Lady ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Purple Lady's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,206
Karma: 2337137
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Device: Nexus 7 LTE, Nexus 7 3g, Sony PRS-950(2!), K3 3G, Nexus 5
I just did a search at Philadelphia library and they have 116 DRM free epubs and 8 DRM free PDFs. All the PDFs also have an epub version.
Purple Lady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 08:01 PM   #4
kennyc
The Dank Side of the Moon
kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kennyc ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kennyc's Avatar
 
Posts: 31,487
Karma: 61429025
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Device: Kindle2; Galaxy SIII; Xoom; Kindle Fire
Wonderful!_!
kennyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
joobies
Addict
joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.
 
joobies's Avatar
 
Posts: 234
Karma: 1856
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Midwest USA
Device: Kindle 1, Sony PRS-505
A problem with the open epub books.... you can not return them early.
joobies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 02:31 PM   #6
Giggleton
Suspended
Giggleton ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Giggleton ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Giggleton ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Giggleton ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Giggleton ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Giggleton ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Giggleton ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Giggleton ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Giggleton ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Giggleton ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Giggleton ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,687
Karma: 4368191
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Oregon
Device: Kindle3
Why do you even need to return DRM free ebooks? Is there still a waiting list for these? Still sounds like DRM to me.
Giggleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 03:27 PM   #7
John F
Wizard
John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,134
Karma: 8330000
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kobo Glo
Philadelphia Library also has something else that I hadn't noticed before; They recently added a bunch of travel (I think) ADE epubs, and under "Available Copies" and "Library Copies", it says "Always Available".

http://freelibrary.lib.overdrive.com...-E04054FCA6EB}
John F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 03:58 PM   #8
joobies
Addict
joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.joobies once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.
 
joobies's Avatar
 
Posts: 234
Karma: 1856
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Midwest USA
Device: Kindle 1, Sony PRS-505
Need to return the ebooks early :
So others can have access to them.
To open the option for you to check out another book.
joobies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 03:58 PM   #9
tomsem
Wizard
tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,346
Karma: 2204549
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Device: iPod Touch, Xoom, Kindle PW, iPad3, Fire HD2
Quote:
Originally Posted by joobies View Post
A problem with the open epub books.... you can not return them early.
The fact that there's no 'return early' capability is a consequence of there being no DRM, since this is a feature of ADE/RMSDK that only applies to DRMed content. Overdrive has never provided this feature on the library portal itself (though it would be nice if they did).

I'm curious about the language used to motivate people to respect licensing terms, if there will be email sent to remind people to delete the content, etc.

It's only a 'problem' insofar as you may pick a lending period that turns out to be much longer than it takes to actually read the book, denying the opportunity for another patron to borrow the book. I assume one still has the usual 7/14/21 day checkouts provided by the library. A reasonable mitigation might be to disallow 21 day checkouts for non-DRM ebooks (if they're normally provided by the library).
tomsem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 04:13 PM   #10
Ankh
Guru
Ankh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ankh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ankh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ankh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ankh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ankh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ankh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ankh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ankh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ankh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ankh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Ankh's Avatar
 
Posts: 707
Karma: 2003741
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ottawa, ON
Device: Kobo Touch
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomsem View Post
I'm curious about the language used to motivate people to respect licensing terms, if there will be email sent to remind people to delete the content, etc.
It sure smells like (quiet) watermarking, doesn't it?
Ankh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 04:41 PM   #11
CleverClothe
Guru
CleverClothe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CleverClothe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CleverClothe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CleverClothe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CleverClothe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CleverClothe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CleverClothe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CleverClothe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CleverClothe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CleverClothe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CleverClothe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 619
Karma: 493394
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Device: iRex iLiad, Onyx Boox 60
This is a pleasant surprise. Though the list of publishers taking part isn't too surprising.
CleverClothe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Troubleshooting DRM-Free Ebooks Have DRM When Downloaded? SciFiGal777 Amazon Kindle 4 04-20-2011 11:37 PM
Ebook Sites With DRM Free Ebooks? MorganM General Discussions 4 02-25-2011 08:20 AM
New OverDrive venture: buy eBooks and support libraries simplyparticular News 23 07-24-2010 05:27 PM
I wonder how libraries choose Overdrive books ficbot General Discussions 41 06-18-2010 11:05 PM
Classic Do the Free B&N ebooks have drm? artemisblossom Barnes & Noble NOOK 5 02-02-2010 07:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:19 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.