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eBooks on EBSCOhost to be Available Via Ingramís OASIS
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Ingram Content Group Inc. announced an agreement aimed at benefitting mutual customers of Ingram’s OASIS (Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System) and eBooks on EBSCOhost. The agreement will allow libraries to order eBooks on EBSCOhost through OASIS. EBSCO is the first outside ebook provider to be incorporated into OASIS.
“As libraries develop programs to meet the changing needs of their patrons, Ingram is uniquely positioned to help content reach its destination, regardless of whether that destination is the printed page or a digital device,” said Dan Sheehan, vice president and general manager, Ingram Content Group library services. “Through our work with EBSCO, OASIS users will have access to an expanded selection of digital content, and, the added flexibility to acquire materials that they and their patrons require from one comprehensive source.”
EBSCO and Ingram continue to work on a development plan to support all user models. eBooks on EBSCOhost via OASIS is expected to be available to academic libraries in the spring.
The OASIS platform is Ingram's comprehensive online library interface for bibliographic information and searching, book and ebook acquisition, collection development and workflow management. Through OASIS, 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.
EBSCO’s extensive collection of ebook titles on EBSCOhost allows for a comprehensive and powerful search experience—with every search, relevant ebook titles appear directly alongside other EBSCO databases, exposing users to the full depth of a library’s offerings and increasing usage and visibility of the library’s entire collection. EBSCO offers more than 350,000 high-quality ebook titles from leading publishers.
Source: EBSCO Publishing
Paula J. Hane
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