June 27, 2014 -- Nashville, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced a collaboration with SirsiDynix to expand the reach and simplify the discovery and delivery of e-content to more libraries worldwide. Ingram will integrate its MyiLibrary e-book platform with SirsiDynix eResource Central to provide libraries convenient access to more than 500,000 titles.
"Integrating the breadth of digital content from our MyiLibrary platform with SirsiDynix's eResource Central will help more content be easily discovered by mutual library customers," said Dan Sheehan, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Library Services Inc. "We are pleased to work with SirsiDynix to improve digital experiences for libraries worldwide."
SirsiDynix provides a full range of collection development tools for libraries. eResource Central, SirsiDynix's electronic content management solution, provides access to e-books and other eResources across multiple vendors through a single user interface. The addition of MyiLibrary content to eResource Central will strengthen the breadth of content available through eResource Central and substantially increase the number of digital titles that libraries and their patrons can discover and borrow. Titles are expected to be available on eResource Central in Q3 of 2014.
For libraries, eResource Central enables cost savings and simplifies the process of delivering content from multiple sources and formats to users by managing licensing and access rights; automatically updating metadata for library e-resources; integrating e-resource usage into circulation reporting; and managing electronic content acquisition and delivery.
"We are pleased that through our work with a leading content provider like Ingram, more content will be available for thousands of libraries and library users worldwide to enjoy," said Bill Davison, Chief Executive Officer, SirsiDynix. "eResource Central bridges the gap between content providers and users, enabling libraries to manage and deliver e-resources seamlessly and cost-effectively all from one location."
Thousands of public, academic and professional libraries around the world use Ingram's MyiLibrary platform, and readers enjoy access to more than 500,000 titles. Libraries benefit from a full range of purchasing options, from single-title acquisitions to genre-specific subject collections. Through an integration with SirsiDynix eResource Central, more libraries and readers will enjoy the benefits of the MyiLibrary platform.
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SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete solution out-of-the-box, and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow's libraries, today. For more information visit www.sirsidynix.com
Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company got its start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into a comprehensive publishing industry services company that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. 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. Learn more about Ingram Content Group at www.ingramcontent.com.