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Program Agenda


Three half-days of presentations, keynotes and panel sessions from industry leaders. Learn digital library best practices from top performing Public, School, Academic and Corporate and Special Librarians. Engage with expert publishers, authors, technologists, privacy and security officers, equity and inclusive specialists, and data scientists.

These sessions will inspire, challenge and educate you on up-to-the-minute opportunities to maximize the value of your digital collections. The Digipalooza mission is to provide proven solutions and “how-to” sessions for all institutions to better serve all readers as you improve access and better engage your audience and communities.

In true Digipalooza fashion, we’ll also build in conference time to network with your peers from across the industry. Fun and entertainment will round out this celebration and more for digital media in the library.

Check back regularly as we confirm keynotes and more!

Key Sessions


Equity Challenges Across All Markets

Bridging the divides that separate readers, students and communities from the content and access needed. 2020 provided harsh lessons on where gaps in access, content and collection development models failed to deliver the books to those who needed them most.

Curriculum “On Demand” and Digital Class Sets

Now, required reading titles to support curriculum can be affordably available for your students. Learn which curriculum providers are extending their levelled class sets to support remote learning and digital reading as needed.

Reimagining the Discovery Journey for Your Virtual Library and Catalogs

Empowering your Virtual Library platforms and catalogs can leverage the joy and spontaneous feelings of browsing your stacks. Learn how OverDrive APIs, access to millions of premium titles, with look-inside and listen – that leverages all the experience and expertise of your physical spaces online and mobile.

Publisher Advocacy Campaigns That Matter

How educating authors, agents, and publishers will enable new content business models that support long-term sustainability for library and school budgets.

Community Reading Programs, Digital Books Clubs and More

Digital book programs supplement the gaps in author events, community reading campaigns, and other shared experiences for a book and author. Hear how effective engagement with thousands of readers is working from those who are making it work. (Example: CPS all Chi High School students book club with Pres. Obama for A Promised Land)

Scaling Up Your Digital Catalog Using New Content Access Models

OverDrive continues to work closely with publishing partners to develop more cost-effective and flexible access models. Learn tips and best practices for meeting the demands of your readers and stretching your budget most efficiently.

Actionable Data and Intelligence from Your Digital Catalogs

Data, insights, trends, and analysis of the who, where, how and more from your readers and students. This session will share how data-driven decisions from your digital catalog are telling you how best to serve your community and maximize your budget.

Publisher Showcase for the Fall and Back to School

Hear from authors, publishers and audiobook suppliers for updates on the latest catalogs, genres, formats and more – eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, & video. Digipalooza 21 will provide news on the latest offerings from OverDrive Marketplace – the largest source of digital media to libraries and school worldwide.

OverDrive Tech and App Updates – What’s Coming to Libby, Sora and Marketplace

Join OverDrive tech leaders to learn about our latest innovations. Roadmaps will include data-driven improvements to enhance user experience as well as how your library or school can make the most of them.

Audiobooks Are Everywhere

The future of listening is impacting all aspects of the book industry in meaningful ways to attract, engage and educate your readers.

Case Studies for Academic, Corporate (Special), Public and School Libraries

Join the session track specifically designed for you institution led by members of ACRL, SLA, PLA, and AASL.