Re: [Videolib] Baker & Taylor expands digital distribution

From: Mark Gooch <mgooch@wooster.edu>
Date: Mon Jun 01 2009 - 13:34:17 PDT
I have looked a little bit at Overdrive.  It is basically a rental-type deal.  You subscribe for "x" number of dollars per year.  Part of that amount is used to "purchase" content which resides and is streamed from their server.  Once those initial funds are expended you can purchase additional titles, etc.  You can search their catalog at:

http://search.overdrive.com/

Thanks
Mark

ghandman@library.berkeley.edu wrote:
Hmmmm....I'm totally suspicious about the video content they're talking
about...can't be any good, and even if it is, the conditions of use are
likely to be strange.  harumph.

gary



  
Anyone know anything about this?

Baker & Taylor expands digital distribution
Partners with OverDrive for downloadable video, music, books
By Susanne Ault -- Video Business, 5/26/2009

MAY 26 | DIGITAL: Baker & Taylor is expanding its digital distribution
capabilities by partnering with technology provider OverDrive.

Wholesale distributor Baker & Taylor will create a Digital Media Library,
powered by OverDrive, to deliver retail clients such downloadable content
as
e-books, audio books, music and video. Additionally, clients can work with
Baker & Taylor to offer their store customers digital content directly for
playback on a variety of devices.

"Baker & Taylor continues to enhance its digital media distribution
platform
with the best technologies available in the market," Baker & Taylor CEO
Tom
Morgan said. "We are executing on Baker & Taylor's strategic vision to be
the industry leader in the distribution of bundled physical and digital
media to our customers worldwide."

OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile, a touring 18-wheeler that
educates people about free digital book downloads on behalf of public
libraries.

OverDrive CEO Steve Potash said, "The market timing for this alliance is
perfect. The demand for digital media is exploding, and Baker & Taylor is
in
a prime position to give customers a bundled solution, digital content in
multiple formats along with physical media."



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