OverDrive Project Gutenberg Collection Report 100,000 downloads

Digital book distributor OverDrive is reporting that 100,000 eBooks have been downloaded at libraries through its Project Gutenberg eBook collection, since the collection launched in beta in August.

The OverDrive Project Gutenberg collection includes more than 15,000 public domain ePUB titles, which citizens can download and check out through their local libraries. So far, this collection is available in more than 125 ‘Virtual Branch’ websites.

OverDrive’s blog has more: “That’s great news for all libraries with these free EPUB eBooks because each download can count as a circulation for your library, even though no authentication is needed to access these ‘always available’ titles.”

Libraries can track downloads from their individual branch using OverDrive account’s Content Reserve page.