(14 July 2015) This week Ryugasaki Public Library launched their OverDrive digital collection, becoming the first Japanese public library to do so. Ryugasaki offers their users everything from children’s and young adult literature, graphic novels, manga and nonfiction titles for health and fitness, arts and crafts and much more. In the coming days, Itako Public Library will also launch their OverDrive-powered website enabling readers to take the library with them wherever they travel.
These launches come as a result of OverDrive’s partnership with Media Do whose experience in the Japanese market enables OverDrive to be in touch with new library users. This venture has resulted in the launch of OverDrive Japan which enables OverDrive us to acquire more Japanese native content. Media Do also have added to OverDrive’s industry leading collection of titles available in Marketplace by providing bestselling, high quality content including Manga, comics, magazines and graphic novels in their original right to left fixed layout format.
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