Interesting news from both EBSCO and Ingram received today. 400,000 EBSCO ebooks now available via the OASIS platform along side print books – one workflow. Here’s the official press release:
NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc., and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) today announced that more than 400,000 e-book titles from EBSCO eBooks™ have been integrated with Ingram’s OASIS® content platform and are now available to academic libraries worldwide.
“Enabling librarians to select and order EBSCO eBooks from within their desired workflow allows more libraries to seamlessly integrate EBSCO eBooks into collection development processes, and in turn their collections for their patrons,” said Ken Breen, EBSCO’s Senior Director of E-book Products. “Our collaborative work with Ingram will help more content reach more readers worldwide.”
The collaboration between EBSCO and Coutts Information Services, Ingram Content Group’s academic library company, has created one of the largest and most comprehensive content repositories of academic e-book content for libraries. Users of the OASIS platform that have their account enabled will have access to an expanded selection of scholarly, frontlist and award-winning e-book titles from leading publishers.
Users of the OASIS platform can view and select from e-books alongside print books, with no changes to existing and preferred workflows. Billing will be consolidated, offering libraries integrated acquisition services and invoicing for all EBSCO eBooks content.
“At Ingram, we continue to expand our services to provide complete end-to-end solutions for libraries, whether they need print, digital, print-on-demand or hard to find content,” said Dan Sheehan, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Content Group library services. “Through our work with EBSCO, more libraries will have access to the content that’s in demand by their patrons, all within their preferred workflow.”
The OASIS platform, Ingram’s academic content platform for its library company Coutts Information Services, is a comprehensive online library interface for bibliographic information and searching, book and e-book 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.
EBSCO’s extensive collection of e-book titles allows for a comprehensive and powerful search experience—with every search, relevant e-book titles appear directly alongside other EBSCOhost® 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 420,000 high-quality e-book titles from leading publishers. Collections may be built from a growing selection of best-selling, frontlist and award-winning e-book titles across a wide range of subject matter or chosen from EBSCO’s pre-packaged collections that are hand-selected by EBSCO’s Collection Development team.
ABOUT EBSCO INFORMATION SERVICES
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and more than 420,000 e-books plus subscription management services for 355,000 e-journals and e-journal packages. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company provides books, music and media content to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries. More than 26,000 publishers use Ingram’s fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand, and realize the full business potential of book content. 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, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com
Contact: Elizabeth Fielding 615.321.3110