Monday, June 25, 2007
Chart-topping music titles to be available for download from libraries
"Music lovers will soon be able to download and fill their MP3 players with chart-topping tunes, using their library cards. Depending upon the territory within which the OverDrive partner library lies, titles from artists including Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLachlan, and Delerium will be available to lend from their websites as a result of an agreement between OverDrive, a digital media provider for libraries, and Nettwerk Music Group. More than 5,000 libraries in OverDrive's network now provide download audio books, eBooks, music, and video that library patrons can browse on the Internet, check out, and download to portable devices. Titles are automatically returned when the lending period is over, eliminating overdue fines"