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Ingram Expands OASIS Library Platform Through EBL Collaboration
Ingram Content Group, Inc., and EBL-Ebook Library, an ebook aggregator serving academic, corporate, and research libraries worldwide, announced an agreement that will allow libraries to search and purchase EBL ebook content on the Ingram OASIS content platform for academic libraries worldwide.
Through the alliance with EBL, Ingram will add more than 325,000 EBL ebook titles to the OASIS platform, substantially growing the selection of econtent available to libraries. Users of the OASIS platform can view and select from an expanded selection of ebooks alongside print books, with no changes to existing and preferred workflows. Billing will be consolidated, offering libraries integrated acquisition services and invoicing for all EBL content.
Ingram continues to boost its offerings to provide a total solution for academic libraries through Coutts Information Services Inc. and Ingram Library Services Inc. Through the company’s comprehensive services, libraries can find all the materials they need whether print, digital, print-on-demand, or hard to find content from one company, easing the burden of collection development, acquisition, and payment for libraries around the globe.
The Ingram OASIS platform is an online library interface for bibliographic information and searching, book and ebook 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.
Source: Ingram Content Group, Inc.
Editor’s Note: In January 2013, ProQuest signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ebook Library (EBL) from Australia-based Ebooks Corp. Ltd. with plans to merge it with ebrary. According to ProQuest representatives, the deal has not yet closed, but is planned for May 2013.
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