NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced it will expand the e-book profiling capabilities available to libraries on its OASIS platform with the integration of content from other publisher platforms and e-book aggregators.
Libraries can currently select EBSCO titles from Ingram's OASIS platform for firm order purchase. In February, libraries will also have the ability to include EBSCO e-book content in their approval, slip and Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) programs.
"We sell e-book content through numerous channels to give our library customers purchasing flexibility," said Ken Breen, Vice President Product Management, EBSCO eBooks. "Ingram's enhanced profiling capability on their OASIS platform will give libraries the relevant tools they need to select and purchase e-book content from multiple vendors from one location in their desired workflow. We are pleased to participate."
Profiling and PDA tools for additional aggregators are expected to be added in the 1st quarter of 2014.
"Through our work with EBSCO, libraries have access to one of the most comprehensive collections of e-books, and soon will have enhanced title profiling tools to drill down and find the relevant content they're looking for," said Dan Sheehan, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Library Services. "Our goal is to make it easy for libraries to find the content they need from one source, and through collaborative efforts with leaders in the library community, they can do that on OASIS."
The OASIS platform, Ingram's academic content platform for its library company Coutts Information Services, is a comprehensive online library interface for bibliographic information and searching, book and e-book acquisition, collection development and workflow management. Through the OASIS platform, libraries are able to access a database of millions of titles; search, select and manage orders online; download records, including no-cost MARC downloads; monitor standing orders; manage approval plans and new title notification plans; track orders and access reporting information.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET, EBSCO's total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 500,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram provides books, music and media content to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 220 countries and territories. More than 30,000 publishers use Ingram's fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand, and realize the full business potential of book content. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com