November 24, 2014

McGraw Hill, OverDrive Partner on Professional Ebooks for K–12 Schools, Libraries

mcgraw-hill-education-logo-300x300McGraw-Hill Professional, a division of McGraw Hill Education, and OverDrive announced today that the publisher’s professional ebook catalog is now available for K–12 school libraries and public libraries worldwide. The catalog includes more than 5,000 business, consumer, education, technical, and medical titles. To celebrate the venture, more than 700 of McGraw-Hill’s 2012 and 2013 offerings will be offered at special bundled rates and packages to OverDrive’s school and public library partners through the end of this year.

“McGraw-Hill Professional is committed to supporting libraries and making our world-renowned content easily available to patrons in multiple formats,” says Philip Ruppel, president of McGraw-Hill Professional, in the announcement.  “We are very pleased to work with OverDrive to help us reach students, professionals, and those seeking to advance their education or careers.”

Through OverDrive, K–12 school libraries and public libraries will be able to offer 24/7 access to digital titles on virtually any device with a modern browser, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tablets, and Kindle (U.S. only) through OverDrive Read or OverDrive Media Console.

The titles are available in four broad categories: Business/Consumer, Science/Technical, Test Prep/Education, and Medical. The selections include the following series: “5 Steps to a 5 AP” (test prep series), “Practice Makes Perfect” (foreign language study), “Schaum’s Outline” (study aid series), “Mike Meyers’ CompTIA” (technical certification series).

Other book selections include Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal and Customer-Centric Employee;, The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley; Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, et al; McGraw-Hill’s 5 TEAS Practice Tests by Kathy Zahler; and Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started in Python by Simon Monk.

“McGraw-Hill Professional titles represent the best of breed in every business and technical category of publishing,” says Karen Estrovich, manager of collection development at OverDrive, in the announcement. “Our library and school partners have been asking for their award-winning titles, and we are pleased to be able to make these valuable titles available now to students and patrons worldwide.”

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Karyn M. Peterson (kpeterson@mediasourceinc.com) is a former News Editor ofSLJ.

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