According to a recent press release, Odilo—a privately-held Spanish and US-based company that offers innovative ebook and econtent solutions for libraries worldwide—has seen notable growth in recent months, with 140% increase in new customers and close to a 500% increase in new publishing partners.
For those not familiar with Odilo’s suite of products, here are the newest offerings and features, which were highlighted at this year’s American Library Association conference in Chicago:
- Over 18,000 Pay-per-Use (PpU) eAudiobook titles allow libraries to build an eAudiobook collection for a minimal investment. ODILO currently offers over 250,000 PpU eBooks, eAudiobook, and streaming video, with new titles ingested daily.
- Streaming offline reading functionality allows end-users to read without an Internet connection or the ODILO app (available for iOS, Android, Windows, and Kindle Fire).
- New advanced search capabilities and end-user reading statistics in ODILO’s eBook platform and mobile apps that show reading history details, time read, pages read, etc.
- ODILO’s eBookClub now offers new enhancements for educators, including the ability to add quizzes, notes, videos, and other supplemental educational materials within the reading experience. eBookClub members already enjoy direct access to featured titles, online discussions, live chat sessions, note-taking, highlighting, sharing, and commenting on select passages from the book, available anytime, anywhere, and on any device. eBookClubs are simple for library staff to create and facilitate, or provide limited administrative rights to a volunteer, patron, student, or educator.
- ODILO’s new cloud-based digital preservation platform, OdiloPreserver, is an intuitive platform based on the OAIS model and is ISO 14721 compliant.
- The Bring Your Own Content (BYOC) functionality offers libraries a customized experience to ingest and display local digital content, including local music, images, videos, historic materials, maps, publications by local authors or organizations.
To learn more about Odilo, visit www.odilo.us.
For more information about ODILO in libraries, visit www.odilo.us/solutions/libraries/.