I’m a big fan of Douglas County Libraries. They are innovative trail blazers. This press release from December 27, 2012 is another example of their innovation. They are partnering with Impelsys to create an acquisitions dashboard. This sounds similar to the dashboards available at other vendors, where a publisher can send all title metadata and the DCL collections staff can browse, search, and purchase needed titles. The product will be available to other libraries after beta testing. Here is more from the DCL press release:
The dashboard will allow DCL’s collection development and acquisitions staff to receive new title metadata directly from DCL’s publisher partners. A publisher new to the DCL family of partners could upload its entire catalog to the dashboard, which facilitates easy receipt and assessment of item records, cover art, subjects, prices, etc.
Once the beta test phase is complete, the dashboard will be available from Impelsys for purchase by other libraries.
About Douglas County Libraries
Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. DCL is the fourth-largest library system in Colorado, circulating more than 8 million items annually, including more children’s materials than any other Colorado library. DCL has pioneered the management of digital media for library lending, including building its eContent collection by purchasing digital content directly from publishers, circumventing lease agreements with traditional distributors. For more information, visit DouglasCountyLibraries.org.
Impelsys, a leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions to the global publishing market, helps its clients compete, evolve and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. Headquartered in New York, Impelsys operates across North America, Europe, the Middle East and India. For more information, visit www.impelsys.com or www.ipublishcentral.com.
Nanci Marr | Marketing & Communications Specialist
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