You can choose where curated and automated collections appear on your OverDrive site. Collections can be added to your home page, to the Collections section of your site, to any eReading rooms you have, or to all three locations.
Your home page should highlight popular, eye-catching content to capture users' attention so that they continue to browse and borrow. You should rotate your home page collections frequently to keep returning users engaged.
The collection at the top of your home page is known as the "hero banner." Unlike other collections on your site (which must contain at least three titles), this collection can highlight a single title (for a community reads program, for example). You can also publish a larger curated collection to this spot.
In the Collections section of your OverDrive site (which is collapsed into the site menu on small screens), you can have up to 4 categories to group similar collections together. By default, categories are organized by format, but you can contact your Account Manager (whose contact information is listed under the Marketplace Support tab) to edit, add, or remove your categories.
Here are some example categories options:
- Read it now (display curated and/or automated collections that have availability filters set to "show only available")
- Languages (display automated collections filtered by language)
- Authors on display (display curated collections featuring highlighted authors or read-alikes)
- Next in line (display curated collections of popular series)
- Subjects (display curated and/or automated collections within a specific subject; for example, a Sciences tab could display automated collections of nonfiction nature studies, computer skills texts, and more)
- Seasonal (display curated collections for seasonal celebrations, food, or traditions)
- Staff recommendations (display curated collections of staff picks, plus one low-circulating automated collection)
An eReading Room is an environment within a library's digital collection that is specific to a certain audience, format, language, or subject. The eReading Room is styled differently than the main collection and filters out titles that don't fit the room's criteria (for example, a kid's reading room filters out mature titles, and a Spanish room filters out titles that aren't in Spanish). Each eReading room has its own "hero banner" at the top to highlight one or more titles, and you can publish an unlimited number of collections below it.
By default, you'll find links to your eReading rooms in your the site menu (on small screens) or in the "Special" section of your Collections menu (on larger screens). If you'd like, your Account Manager can also add eReading room links to the header of your site.
To add or edit eReading rooms, contact your Account Manager (whose information can be found under the Support tab in Marketplace).
Regardless of where you publish collections, every published collection has a unique URL that you can share on your main website or through social media, if you'd like.