Thursday, May 2, 2013

B&N Adds Support for Google Play to Nook HD and Nook HD+

Barnes and Noble just did something that could very well resurrect the declining Nook brand. In a surprise move that no one saw coming, Barnes and Noble has decided to make the Nook HD and Nook HD+ more appealing by adding support for Google Play for access to over 700,000 Android apps, including popular Google [...]

Sales and Deals for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is drawing near so it’s time for all the Mother’s Day sales to start kicking in. There are some good deals to be had on tablets, ebook readers, Kindle covers and cases, and ebooks too. Even Sony is getting in on the action with a sale on the PRS-T2. To start things off, [...]

10 Everyday Uses for Your Phone’s Camera

Your phone's built-in camera is actually a really useful tool - not just for snapshots, but also for many other tasks. Here are 10 tips that you can use.

Learn How to Use the New Content Reserve in Less than 5 Minutes


I get shopping anxiety very easily. If I'm in a store, any store, for more than 15 or 20 minutes, I get antsy and have to get going. Coupled with my inability to make quick decisions when faced with many options, I'm headed for an internal struggle if I happen to pass a well-stocked beer aisle.


So for me, Content Reserve sounds like something that would greatly enhance my quality of life if I were a selector. Finding exactly what I want and being able to leave right away is my ideal shopping experience. Especially with the thousands of new titles being added soon, we know that many libraries will want to stock up. We understand that time is limited for many of our school and library staff partners, and learning new things can be a daunting task. That is why we’ve created a shorter, no-frills module for the new Content Reserve. Log in. Get your titles. Log out. It really is that simple, and we can prove it.


Simply head over to our Learning Center On Demand page and view the ‘How to Submit a Purchase Order’ module. Of course, we still have our Collection Checklist training that shows you how to navigate through the entire site with all the bells and whistles, as well. If you have any questions, all of your personalized OverDrive contacts, including your Account Specialist and Collection Development Specialist, are conveniently listed under the 'Support' tab in Content Reserve. We'd also love to hear what you think about the new site, so feel free to let us know at Happy shopping!


If you don’t currently have a Content Reserve account, be sure to contact your Account Specialist to set one up.


Beau Livengood is a Training Specialist at OverDrive.

Blast off game

Here’s another little snippet of video from Mike Cook. This game is one of the projects you’ll be able to make with Raspberry Pi for Dummies (click the link to learn more), by Mike (hardware) and Sean McManus (everything else).

Watching this reminds me that I had a crush on Virgil Tracy when I was about six, despite the fact that he was made of balsa wood.