As I have been putting together presentation #4, I've been crunching the numbers on how to provide my library with more eBooks and eAudiobooks. Overdrive is taking a page from the hoopla playbook, and will soon offer cost-per-circ options for public and school libraries.
This blog post by Hadie Bartholomew, Overdrive Communications Manager gives collection development librarians the means to meet patron-driven acquisition needs and libraries will only be charged when a patron actually borrows a title. It is possible to stay within a library budget and get patrons immediate access to an ebook without having to place a hold on a title.
My own public library uses hoopla, which has become one of my favorite apps, because it is ridiculously easy to use and has an excellent selection of books, movies, TV shows, music, and audio books to choose from. We are limited to five loans per month, so it will be interesting to see how Overdrive might change in the near future.