Permission required: Curate

You can build collections of your digital titles and publish them to OverDrive's websites and apps from the Curate drop-down in Marketplace. Collections are a great way to showcase your digital content and boost circulations for highlighted titles. They can also help promote your programming, like author visits, community reads, and local interests.

On the Standard curation page, you can create, view, edit, and delete curated and automated collections. You can also see all your published collections (which are live) and your in-progress draft collections.

On the Lucky Day page (for libraries only), you can turn off holds and renewals for designated copies of titles, then create Lucky Day-specific curated and automated collections to promote them.

On the Organize published collections page, you can see where all your collections (both Lucky Day and standard) are published and reorder them.

Creating standard collections

Note: The steps below are for standard collections. You can create Lucky Day collections under Curate > Lucky Day > Curate Lucky Day collections.

To get started, go to Curate > Standard curation and click Create standard collection. You'll be asked to name the collection, give it a description (this may display to your end users in some locations), and decide whether it will be curated or automated.

If you create an automated collection, Marketplace will generate a collection for you based on your selections of audience, subject, format, language, and publisher. You can then filter the titles in the collection based on availability, and sort them by popularity or when they were added to your collection.

If you create a curated collection, you'll be able to hand-pick the titles in the collection. Just make sure your collection is pinned, then search for titles to add.

See our tips for creating collections here.

Publishing standard collections

Note: The steps below are for standard collections. You can publish Lucky Day collections under Curate > Lucky Day > Curate Lucky Day collections.

Once your collection is filled with titles, you'll need to choose where you want to publish it.

If you're part of a library, you can publish collections to your OverDrive website and Libby. If you're part of a school, you'll publish collections to Sora.

Once your collection is ready, click Publish. Your collection will generally appear on the website or app within 30 minutes (but may take up to 24 hours).

Editing standard collections

Note: The articles below are for standard collections. You can edit drafts of your Lucky Day collections under Curate > Lucky Day > Curate Lucky Day collections.

There are many ways for you to edit your collections, including:

Last Updated: Jun 27, 2019 02:08PM EDT