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Mid-Michigan Library League

Up North Digital Collection

OverDrive Consortium

Up North Digital website

Up North Digital participating libraries

Participation agreement - Up North Digital

UND Collection Development Guidelines

OverDrive Information:

Are you interested in joining Up North Digital?  If you are a member of Mid-Michigan Library League or Northland Library Cooperative, you may apply to join the consortium in December to begin in January or in June to begin in July.  We will add libraries in groupings so that the service population is not increased too quickly.  To join, review the participation agreement and return a signed copy to your library cooperative director. 

Beginning in December 2019, there will be a new master contract for the consortium that will be managed by the directors of Northland Library Cooperative and Mid-Michigan Library League.  There is a Steering Committee for the consortium, as well as a Collection Development Committee.  The Participation Agreement and Collection Development Policy are the guiding documents for the consortium.  Pricing is based on an average between population served and percentage of total circulation. If you join July 1 or later, the price is half of the annual amount. You will be added to the consortium listserv and the vendor will set you up so that your patrons will have access to the service.

MARC records:

  • Depending on their ILS vendor package, some partners utilize the API’s from their ILS vendor (there may be costs from your ILS vendor since it could be part of their suite)
  • Libraries or independent contractors may wish setup their own API’s ---submit their application to developer.overdrive.com. (no cost)
  • Or Download Marc deliveries to import directly https://help.marketplace.overdrive.com/Search.htm?q=MARC%20express (no cost)
  • Last, Alix Morris, Product Support amorris@rakuten.overdrive.com or ext. 1284 is always available to help with member library questions about Marc Express and API’s.

Statistics:

If you are looking for statistics at year-end, or any other specific date, please see the following instructions from OverDrive: