McHENRY, Ill., Feb. 1, 2016 —Follett announced it is partnering with EBSCO Information Services to make approximately 600,000 EBSCO-hosted eBooks available for ordering through Titlewave, Follett’s premier collection development and order platform for K-12 schools.
EBSCO offers high-quality eBooks from more than 1,500 major publishers, including eBooks from more than 115 worldwide university presses. The Follett-EBSCO partnership provides schools with the flexibility to purchase EBSCO eBooksâ„¢ on Titlewave, a platform already integral to their workflow, and provides an easy, cost-effective way for libraries to provide educators with full-text EBSCO eBooks coverage to support their curricula.
Moreover, EBSCO eBooks support a quality learning experience across all subject areas taught in K-12 schools, and their content aligns with curriculum standards in the U.S. and Canada.
“The partnership with Follett will provide schools with quality K-12 e-books on the Titlewave platform,” said Ken Breen, Vice President of Product Management, EBSCO eBooks. “Since Titlewave is the premier source of curriculum-specific content, the partnership allows K-12 libraries to choose from thousands of EBSCO eBooks titles from within their preferred acquisition workflow.”
Lindsay Bozzani, Teacher Librarian of La CaÃ±ada (Calif.) High School’s Information Resource Center, says her district has used Follett for its catalogue software for more than 20 years.
“With the advent of so many eBook titles in non-fiction, we recently purchased EBSCO High School and Academic collections,” Bozzani said. “In an effort to expand awareness about this new endeavor, we merged the titles into our Follett catalogue. Students have found it easy to access the actual digital book via a link in the Destiny record, while teachers are interested because they are seeing a huge increase in the size and recently published titles of our collection.”
As books increasingly move to digital formats, Follett is at the forefront of the transition providing solutions that help educators and students access, integrate and increase the utility of digital content within schools. Currently, more than 30 million students and educators in 42,000 schools worldwide use eBooks provided by Follett.
“We look forward to partnering with EBSCO as it is a win-win for all of our customers,” said Nader Qaimari, Executive Vice President, Follett Corporation, and General Manager, Follett School Solutions.