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OCLC and Ingram to Offer New Option for Access to Ebooks

OCLC and Ingram Content Group Inc. will soon offer a new service option that will provide library users short-term access to ebooks not in their collection through WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad. The new service option, to launch in the coming months, expands access to library content available through WorldCat Resource Sharing to include access to ebooks from Ingram’s MyiLibrary ebook collection for a period of up to 9 days. Ebook loans are fee-based, set at 15 percent of the MyiLibrary price for access to the ebook. The fee is managed through the WorldCat Resource Sharing interlibrary loan Fee Management feature, a service that supports payment of resource-sharing services through the library’s OCLC invoice.

Using WorldCat discovery services, library users can find what they need and staff can request access to available ebooks in Ingram’s MyiLibrary. OCLC is working with Ingram (holding symbol IDILL) to identify and attach holdings to the MyiLibrary ebooks available to users.

To support this ebook access program, OCLC is adding a new “Alert” category in the request manager in WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad to inform borrowing library staff that the record requires immediate action. The library user will have 9 days from the date the ebook is shipped to use the link before it expires.

This short-term access option delivers ebooks to users quickly, so they can begin to use requested titles right away. Once a request is updated to “shipped” status, it is immediately available for use with no delays for shipping or the time required to pick up a requested print title. In addition, many users access ebooks to obtain specific parts of information for research. For example, often a chapter or section of an ebook is all they need to use. The MyiLibrary interface lets users search full text of titles to quickly identify the sections they need.

Source: OCLC



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