Permission required: Curate
In the Curate section of OverDrive Marketplace, you can build automated and curated collections of digital titles that you own, and then publish those collections to your library or school's OverDrive website.
Automated and curated collections are a great way to showcase the kinds of content offered in your digital collection, and to boost circulations for highlighted titles. They also can help promote library programming, like author visits, community reads, and local interests.
- For the best appearance on your OverDrive website, we recommend that collections contain at least 12 titles and no more than 200 titles. The exception is the first collection on your home page, which can have only one title if you'd like that title to be featured by itself at the top of your site.
Note: Collections with fewer than three titles will not appear on your OverDrive website unless they are published to the first collection on your homepage.
- Make sure collections have descriptive, eye-catching names.
- Each collection's description should be brief and should complement the collection name. Users will only see the collection description when they view the full collection, so the name should draw them in.
- Collections should highlight the variety of formats and subjects your library has to offer, and help your users find their next read faster.
- We recommend using the "Show all titles, but sort by availability" availability filter when creating a collection. This way, users will see ready-to-borrow titles first.
Curated collections are hand-picked lists of titles in your catalog, and are typically based around a theme. When you build curated collections, you can apply more specific criteria than you can for automated collections. Unlike automated collections, curated collections need to be manually updated with new titles.
- Follow current or seasonal trends, like a list of books that will soon be movies, titles about a hot political issue, or holiday-themed titles.
- Build curated collections for one-time events, author- or series-based collections, or topics that won't be updated frequently.
- Examples of curated collections include Nobel Prize Winners, Local Authors, Librarian Favorites, and Harry Potter Read-Alikes.
Automated collections are system-generated and automatically display titles in your catalog based on criteria you define (like popularity, date added, availability, audience, format, subject, language, and publisher). These collections automatically update when you purchase new titles that fit your criteria.
- Try creating automated collections to replace your users' need to perform multi-faceted searches. For example, a New Chinese eBooks collection lets users easily see titles that fit all of those categories without using search filters or the advanced search.
- To create dynamic collections that update frequently, be sure to include formats and subjects that your library will continue to purchase.
- Examples of automated collections include New Romance eBooks, Audiobook Thrillers, Available Now, New Spanish Titles, or Most Popular Audiobooks.