This just in from SirsiDynix. The vendor has announced it has reached an agreement with Total BooX to make its entire catalog available to libraries via SirsiDynix’ eResource Central (eRC). This means that users in participating libraries will be able to discover and access Total BooX’ titles through their library’s catalog with a single click.
Full press release below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SirsiDynix to partner Total BooX with eResource Central
SirsiDynix’ partnership with Total BooX will bring thousands of books to your library’s catalog
LEHI, Utah, TEL AVIV, Israel (August 7, 2014)—Total BooX and SirsiDynix are pleased to announce a collaboration to bring a wide selection of eBooks directly to your library’s catalog. Total BooX is an innovative company that houses thousands of quality eBooks from publishers such as Workman, Sourcebooks, O’Reilly Media, and more. Its partnership with eResource Central (eRC) will allow users in participating libraries to discover and access Total BooX’ titles through their library’s catalog with the click of a button.
“We’re very excited to integrate Total BooX with eResource Central,” said Bill Davison, SirsiDynix’ CEO. “We want library users to have easy access to all the resources they need and Total BooX has a similar mission. This partnership will smooth out any wrinkles in the eBook downloading process, allowing library users to find all the titles they need in a single place. While libraries benefit from the elimination of third-party sites and manual data entry, users benefit from having additional access to Total BooX’ library.”
Total BooX allows patrons to instantly download titles, giving them unlimited access to those titles while charging libraries only for the pages they read. This fits well with SirsiDynix’s vision of eliminating dead ends for patrons (including waiting lines and placing holds) and helping libraries manage their eResources with ease and fiscal responsibility.
“We are honored to join forces with an ILS vendor of SirsiDynix’ caliber and see massive potential in this partnership,” said Yoav Lorch, Total BooX’ Founder and CEO. “It not only allows patrons to discover and instantly enjoy our titles, it also allows all eRC libraries to make more eBooks available to their patrons for download without paying for the books upfront.”
eResource Central (eRC) is the industry’s leading eResource management tool with seven content providers and more currently integrating. By providing libraries with cost-effective and seamless management, eRC bridges the gap between content providers and users. With the addition of Total BooX as an eRC partner, users across the globe will be able to take advantage of powerful eResource management and delivery without losing relationships with their eResource providers.
Libraries interested in eRC or eRC’s Total BooX integration can call their SirsiDynix sales representative or visit www.sirsidynix.com
About Total BooX, Ltd.
Based in Israel, with representatives in the United States, Total BooX is led by a team of entrepreneurs with backgrounds in publishing, technology, and libraries. With its innovative e-book service, Total BooX aims to change the way libraries provide access to digital content and to eliminate the frustrations they have faced with ebooks: lack of instant access, prohibitive cost, and inferior user experience. Total BooX’ fair-for-all business model puts libraries in the driver seat, allows them to set the annual budget, keep track of patrons’ activities, gain insight into their reading interests, and pay only for the content read. Through the process, publishers and authors are compensated fairly and patrons’ privacy is never compromised. For information on Total BooX, visit www.totalboox.com.
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete out-of-the-box solution and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow’s libraries, today. www.sirsidynix.com