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RISOCKS

What is an OverDrive Group?

Some key OverDrive advantages:

  • Over 1.5 million titles from top publishers, large and small –including eBooks, Audiobooks, music which are downloaded for offline use and video streaming.  
  • Monthly and quarterly digital content title discounts including new Novel Set options from Harper Collins & Penguin Random House starting as low as $1.10 per title/student and traditional discounts from other publishers.
  • Unrivaled device compatibility—every major device including, iOS, Android, Windows, Kindle, Chromebooks, etc.
  • 4.5 star rated application with over 45K reviews!
  • Free MARC express, editable records to load into your existing online catalog.

Note:  Remember to make a Resource List for each vendor to store any subscription titles you upload so that you can delete them later if you don't continue a subscription.

Who decides what's in the collection?

  • The school-library collection experts at OverDrive will maintain the collection. But…
  • We can add requested, book award, and other titles to meet member needs according to RILINK’s Selection Policy
  • In the future, we can set up a committee of member librarians to work with RILINK staff and OverDrive to make recommendations for developing RISOCKS (see Selection Committee box below)

RISOCKS Selection Committee

RISOCKS Committee members represent all education levels in public and independent schools. In conjunction with the RILINK Selection Policy, committee members will monitor title and format selections including suggestions and requests addressing any issues as they arise. Participating RILINK members can make suggestions and requests.

The Committee will have a rotating chair who will communicate with Sara Douglas, our Content Specialist at OverDrive. 

  • Peggy Chace, Eldredge Elementary, East Greenwich
  • Rosemary Driscoll, East Providence High School
  • Susan Evje, Cranston High School West
  • Kristie Green, St. Andrew's School
  • Karen Shore, RILINK 
  • Jen Simoneau, Ponaganset Middle School, Chair
  • Michelle Steever, Jamestown - Melrose & Lawn