In November, Goodreads members voted for their favorite books from 2016 in 19 categories. Winners were selected on December 5th (The winner is listed first for each category). We have highlighted some of the categories in InfoSoup:
Visit godreads Choice Awards page to see all the categories and winners.
With the move to a new web site, numerous issues and problems have been reported. We are working with OverDrive to resolve them as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience. Here is a list of some, but not all of the reported problems:
- Titles capped at 14 days no longer have the patron notification that they are capped.
- There are widespread reports of slowness in loading the mobile site through the app, or it not loading at all (though loading directly through the browser seems to work fine).
- Getting out of the Teens and Kids e-reading rooms is difficult. A clearer way to get back to the main collection would be helpful. (FYI - The "Main Collection" can be found in the menu under Collections.
- iPhone users are reporting a message telling them to update to the most recent (Internet Explorer) browser.
- Kindle Fire users are unable to expand the menu on the mobile site.
Also, the new OverDrive site changed the way that the holds position is displayed when in My account.. Previously, it was reported as your "relative" position in line (your position divided by the number of copies in the collection). Now, it is your "definite" position (your position among all the holds, regardless of copies).
Users of Wisconsin's Digital Library will be happy to hear that a new, streamlined version of the OverDrive website is scheduled to go live November 7th. Finding and borrowing digital titles will be even easier. Learn more about the changes or visit the Wisconsin's Digital Library (web site or in your app) and click on the orange announcement with a link to try out the new site.
Current OverDrive apps will work with the new OverDrive web site. When the new web site goes live, there will be no need to download a new OverDrive app. OverDrive is, however, working on a new app that should be available after the holidays.
Check out this selection of the most anticipated fiction books of fall 2016, as selected by Publishers Weekly. This list includes Fiction, Mystery/Thriller/Crime, and Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror titles. The complete list, including nonfiction titles can be found on the Publishers Weekly web site.
We regret to announce that, effective October 1st, magazines will no longer be available in Wisconsin's Digital Library. In July, OverDrive terminated its partnership with Barnes and Noble, which provides NOOK Periodicals for Wisconsin's Digital Library.
We are working with another vendor and hope to have online magazines available again at the beginning of the new year. We will make an announcement on InfoSoup as soon as we know more. We appreciate your use of Wisconsin's Digital Library, and we are very sorry for this inconvenience.
Each month, Read On Wisconsin highlights a great selection of books for kids and teens. The 2016 -2017 School Year lists are now available. You can se our Read On Wisconsin page to help you find these titles in InfoSoup, or visit the Read on Wisconsin web site to learn more about the program and the titles selected.