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Press Release: Overdrive [July 20, 2021]

Sourcebooks CEO Dominique Raccah to present keynote at OverDrive Digipalooza ‘21

Cleveland, OH -- July 20, 2021. OverDrive, the leading digital book and media supplier to libraries and schools, announced that Sourcebooks Founder, Publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah will present the day 2 keynote at Digipalooza '21, August 3-5, 2021. A three half-day virtual event this year, Digipalooza is the leading conference for public, school, academic and corporate librarians sharing best practices for serving communities of readers with digital books and media.

Dominique Raccah founded Sourcebooks from her home in 1987, and she has led, innovated and successfully grown the company in a highly competitive market. Today, Sourcebooks is the largest woman-owned book publisher in the U.S. as well as the largest trade book publisher in Chicago. Widely recognized as a leader in book publishing innovation, Ms. Raccah was named Publishers Weekly's Person of the Year in 2016 and Sourcebooks has won nearly every innovation award that the industry offers.

For the day 2 keynote at Digipalooza '21, Ms. Raccah will share how her company utilized a growth mindset to establish innovative digital opportunities for librarians and readers. Sourcebooks publishes a wide variety of books including children's fiction and nonfiction, young adult, adult fiction, mystery, romance, adult non-fiction, study aids, gift and calendars/planners and has been honored with hundreds of national bestsellers and awards.

"Dominique has consistently embraced innovations to engage and delight audiences," stated Steve Potash, founder and CEO of OverDrive. "Sourcebooks has experimented and led the market by identifying sub-genre demand and audiences for adult, young adult and children's titles. She is responsible for too many ‘firsts' with digital and interactive book products to list here."

Since 2006, Digipalooza has been the leading industry event bringing together a global community of librarians, educators, publishers and technologists sharing insights, trends and best practices for expanding access to digital content for all communities and readers. Digipalooza ‘21 will be held as a virtual three half-day online event featuring programming and networking opportunities throughout. Digipalooza Conference Partners include Blackstone Publishing, HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House and RBmedia.

In addition to Dominique Raccah, other keynotes include Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden and Professor Anita Hill. Throughout the conference, experts from U.S. and international public, academic and corporate libraries as well as public and private schools will present data, trends and insights at Digipalooza '21. Panelists will share how data-driven decisions are shaping their planning and budgets in support of their mission to maximize the number of readers served and ROI of service delivery. This year Digipalooza is expanding to provide full tracks for K-12 educators as well as academic and corporate librarians.

Key Digipalooza '21 sessions include:

  • Equity Challenges Across All Markets
  • The Library's Role in Bridging the Digital Divide to Ensure Access to All
  • Publisher Advocacy Campaigns That Matter
  • Community Reading Programs, Digital Books Clubs and More
  • Scaling Up Your Digital Catalog Using New Content Access Models
  • Actionable Data and Intelligence from Your Digital Catalogs
  • Publisher Showcase for the Fall and Back to School

To learn more about and register for Digipalooza '21, visit https://digipalooza.com/.

About OverDrive

OverDrive strives to create "a world enlightened by reading." Serving a growing network of 73,000 libraries and schools in 88 countries, OverDrive delivers the industry's largest digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other content through award-winning apps. The Libby reading app for libraries is one of Popular Mechanics' 20 Best Apps of the Decade, while the student reading app Sora is one of TIME's Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. www.overdrive.com


Summary: OverDrive, the leading digital book and media supplier to libraries and schools, announced that Sourcebooks Founder, Publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah will present the day 2 keynote at Digipalooza '21, August 3-5, 2021. A three half-day virtual event this year, Digipalooza is the leading conference for public, school, academic and corporate librarians sharing best practices for serving communities of readers with digital books and media.
Publication Year:2021
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:July 20, 2021
Publisher:Overdrive
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Company: Overdrive
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/26508

LTG Bibliography Record number: 26508. Created: 2021-07-20 05:11:38; Last Modified: 2021-07-20 05:11:56.