Ingram Content Group Inc., and ProQuest LLC today announced an expanded e-book collaboration that benefits libraries worldwide.
Earlier this year, the companies teamed to make titles from Ebook Library (EBL) available through Ingram’s OASIS® content platform. Ingram has now added ebrary’s vast range of titles, integrating all ProQuest e-book titles within the platform, simplifying acquisition for the companies’ shared customers. In addition to adding titles to the OASIS platform for firm orders, EBL has also been integrated with Ingram’s e-book approval plans and Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) services.
“Our goal is to provide the widest choice for libraries as to how and where they acquire their e-book titles,” said Kari Paulson, ProQuest Vice-President and General Manager, Ebooks. “Our agreement with Ingram helps us take another step forward in meeting that goal by opening new avenues for e-book discovery and acquisition.”
Libraries using Ingram’s OASIS platform can now search and purchase both EBL and ebrary e-book content through OASIS. Users can view and select from 600,000+ EBL and ebrary e-book titles from more than 1,000 publishers that serve the unique research needs of students, scholars, professionals and other information seekers, alongside existing e-books and print books on the platform, with no changes to existing preferred workflows. Billing is consolidated, offering libraries integrated acquisition services and invoicing for all ProQuest e-book content
“Libraries have relied on Ingram’s library and distribution expertise and our breadth of content for decades,” said Dan Sheehan, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Library Services. “The libraries of today are searching for comprehensive collection development and supply chain solutions to fulfill the needs of their patrons. Through our collaborative work with ProQuest, libraries now have access to an expanded selection of content from one platform.”
Ingram has been a content solutions provider to libraries for decades and understands the valuable role that libraries have in their communities. Ingram is committed to serve the needs of libraries long-term, and continuously reviews and develops its services to provide the comprehensive and relevant tools that libraries need to successfully meet the needs of their patrons.
Ingram recently announced that it will be integrating its OASIS® platform with its leading ipage® search and order content management tool in the fourth quarter of 2014, and will transition customers to the integrated platform in phases through mid-2015. All the features and benefits of OASIS will be integrated with Ingram’s comprehensive ipage platform, giving libraries enhanced tools to efficiently manage content. EBL and ebrary content will continue to be supported in the combined OASIS platform.