The Misperception

Unshelved, Sunday, February 06, 2005


Big Library Read Part 2: “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth”

Overdrive is repeating it’s Big Library Read e-book program. This time it’s a J e-book

Fancy Nancy Finds Her Way to Your Library

As part of the Big Library Read program, your library will be featuring “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth” in both eBook and audiobook formats from September 16th – 30th. During this two-week reading period, Book 1 from the Nancy Clancy series will be available for every patron that wishes to read it—no holds, no waitlists.

By participating in the Big Library Read, you can join a global movement of passionate readers and library patrons who support the availability of eBooks and audiobooks at your local branch.

Big Library Read eBook

Statistics from Overdrive’s Big Library Read: “Four Corners of the Sky”

Some statistics from the first Big Library Read coutesy of Library Journal:

OverDrive’s Big Library Read Boosts Checkouts, Sales

By  on May 28, 2013 

The Four Corners of the Sky, the 2009 Michael Malone novel promoted during OverDrive’s Big Library Read ebook initiative, was checked out almost 24,000 times from May 15 through May 23, according to preliminary data provided by OverDrive and publisher Sourcebooks. The title’s position on Amazon’s Sales Rank charts also rose dramatically during the promotion’s first nine days, moving up more than 50,000 spots from 67,198 to 16,798. The program allows any participating library to feature The Four Corners of the Sky on its OverDrive home page and enable simultaneous access for all patrons from May 15 through June 1.

“We want to demonstrate once and for all the enormous influence of the library demographic, and that when libraries put an ebook in their catalog it serves a valuable role in increasing exposure and engagement with an author’s work,” Steve Potash, OverDrive’s CEO, told LJ when the project was first announced on May 3.


After peaking at 3,321 on May 16, the second day of the promotion, checkouts have leveled off, remaining in a consistent range between 2,400 to 2,600 per day.

BandMusic PDF Library

BandMusic PDF Library


Who Are We?

We are BandMusic PDF Library, conservators and stewards of our band music heritage from the time of John Philip Sousa, Karl L. King, Henry Fillmore and all the other great composers who were active during the Golden Age of the American Town Band.

Our special focus is public domain music from the 1880s through 1922.


Music from this time period was donated to North Royalton (Ohio) Community Band — boxes and boxes and boxes of time-worn, brown-edged sheet music.

Most pages were too fragile to hand out so we decided to scan the music. Once everything was scanned, the next logical step was to share it with other bands. Just in time, our first webmaster, Graham Nasby, stepped up and agreed to create a library website and host it.

The Library became a non-profit corporation in 2006.

As always, there is no charge for downloading and using these band treasures.

All music in BandMusic PDF Library is copyright-free in the USA. Visitors from other countries — please determine that you are complying with your country’s copyright regulations, which may differ from those of the USA.

LAC head job posting released

Top librarian job up for grabs; head of Library and Archives Canada could bag a $226,500 salary |

Later that month, the Canadian Council of Archives sent then-heritage minister James Moore a comprehensive list of qualities that Canada’s next librarian and archivist should have. The three-page document stressed that the successful applicant should have expertise in libraries, archives and documentary heritage — something Caron lacked.

The job posting from the Library and Archives Canada says such expertise is an “asset,” but is not required.