ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 1, 2015 — ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts’ expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well. They are being added to ProQuest’s Books unit, which encompasses the widest selection of ebooks supporting research and a rapidly evolving technology framework for discovery, access and management of book content. ProQuest’s vision is to combine these collective strengths, creating an integrated workflow for print and digital content that will save librarians time and provide a superior book experience for end users.
Libraries will gain widest selection of titles, integrated print and ebook systems, plus continued access to Ingram’s fast print fulfillment and delivery
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30, 2015 — ProQuest has signed an agreement to acquire Coutts Information Services from Ingram Content Group, adding Coutts’ renowned expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms MyiLibrary and OASIS to ProQuest’s vast selection of ebooks and innovative technology framework. The move paves the way to combine Coutts’ acquisitions strengths with ProQuest’s inventive digital tools to deliver a superior end-to-end workflow across print and electronic. Ingram will play a continuing role in print fulfillment in North America, supporting ProQuest with its extensive print inventory, fast on-demand print capabilities and delivery network. The acquisition is expected to close within weeks.
Last week Ingram announced expanded POD in California. Today, it’s Poland.
October 8, 2014 FRANKFURT, GERMANY — Ingram Content Group Inc. is expanding its print-on-demand (POD) and distribution reach to Poland through a Lightning Source Inc. Global Connect alliance with Azymut, one of the largest media publishing and distribution groups in Poland. Continue reading Ingram expands POD and distribution to Poland through alliance with Azymut
Fresno, CA (October 3, 2014) — Ingram Content Group Inc., the global leader in content distribution, celebrated the opening of its first print and distribution facility in the Golden State today. Located in Fresno, it is Lightning Source Inc.’s second facility that uses state-of-the-art, automated print-on-demand (POD) technology to quickly print and distribute books to customers. It joins Ingram’s extensive logistics network of 23 facilities and offices around the world.
October 2, 2014 NASHVILLE, TN — Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that it has added new tools to its CoreSource® digital asset management platform offered through Lightning Source Inc., that give publishers the ability to manage and distribute print book metadata and files worldwide.
Nashville, TN and Ann Arbor, MI– Ingram Content Group Inc., and ProQuest LLC today announced an expanded e-book collaboration that benefits libraries worldwide.
Earlier this year, the companies teamed to make titles from Ebook Library (EBL) available through Ingram’s OASIS® content platform. Ingram has now added ebrary‘s vast range of titles, integrating all ProQuest e-book titles within the platform, simplifying acquisition for the companies’ shared customers. In addition to adding titles to the OASIS platform for firm orders, EBL has also been integrated with Ingram’s e-book approval plans and Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) services. Continue reading Ingram and ProQuest expand eBook collaboration
Ingram Content Group announced two new partnerships for eBooks on their OASIS platform. The first is with ProQuests’s EBL. More than 400,000 EBL eBook titles will be available through Ingram’s OASIS. The second is with EBSCO. Print titles have been part of the OASIS platform for EBSCO eBooks but now customers can add eBook content to their orders. Full press releases for both items are below. Continue reading Ingram expands eBook profiling on OASIS platform with EBSCO and ProQuest’s EBL content
Press release received 1/23/14
NASHVILLE, TN — Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced that the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin, Tennessee has launched an innovative publishing program using IngramSpark®, Ingram’s comprehensive print and digital independent publisher platform.
“The creation of our first book and the development of our publishing program has been a labor of love and illustrates how libraries of today can move forward in new and exciting ways to serve their patrons,” said Dolores Greenwald, Library Director, Williamson County Public Library. “Through the tools available from Ingram, more public libraries can easily assist writers to independently publish their works to benefit the writer, readers and the communities they live in – IngramSpark is such a great program.” Continue reading Tennessee Public Library launches publishing program with IngramSpark platform
Ingram has had a number of announcements in the last couple of weeks about new international initiatives as well as new features and enhancements to the VitalSource Bookshelf platform. Check the Ingram site for the full press releases. Here are some of the highlights:
- Ingram Content Group expanded its distribution reach to Russia and the former Soviet Union with the launch of its third Global Connect alliance with EE Media, the largest media publishing and distribution group in the country.
- Vital Source E-Textbook Platform Expands To The Philippines Through Work with C&E Publishing
- Vital Source Technologies, Inc. announced the international expansion of its VitalSource Bookshelf® platform with a new digital store in the U.K. The store offers tens of thousands of e-textbooks from leaders in academic publishing
- VitalSource Bookshelf® e-textbook platform now includes software client support in 25 languages, new and improved functionality and performance enhancements, the addition of international resellers, and worldwide support for integration with institutional systems like Blackboard Learnâ„¢, Moodle, and others. Continue reading Ingram Content Group expands international reach and offers new features to VitalSource Bookshelf
I received this news release from Ingram this morning about their new service, Life PrintSM. This service will manage the distribution of a print title, using one electronic file and order process. It merges print on demand with outside book printing companies. It sounds really interesting to me. I’ll be anxious to see how it progresses. Here’s the press release:
Ingram Expands Publisher Manufacturing Services with Life PrintSM Program – Full-service program centralizes title management and integrates flexible costs with service levels
NASHVILLE, TN — Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced the launch of its Life PrintSM program, a comprehensive solution for publishers to manage the complete life cycle of print books. Continue reading Ingram’s new service manages complete life cycle of print books
From an Ingram Press Release on March 12, 2013
NASHVILLE, TN — Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading e-textbook solution, and Taylor & Francis, a global publisher of quality academic books, journals & online reference content, today announced an innovative product alliance, Routledge Interactive. This collaborative e-textbook initiative gives the education community greater control over their learning experience through media-rich interactive content.
From an Ingram Press Release:
Ingram Content Group Expands Color POD Solution to U.K. and Europe
The addition of color book printing in the U.K. accelerates speed to market
MILTON KEYNES, U.K. — Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced the launch of print-on-demand color book manufacturing in its United Kingdom facility. The new service allows publishers to print books closer to the consumer, improve availability, and accelerate delivery of a greater range of titles.
Ingram continues to add more popular fiction to MyiLibrary. See the news release below for information about 12,000 Harlequin titles (front and backlist).
Nashville, TN — As publishers and libraries develop e-book models to meet patron expectations, more are working with Ingram Content Group and its MyiLibrary® platform for its reach and comprehensive title offering. Ingram Content Group announced it will add thousands of popular Harlequin titles to the platform.
“We are pleased to expand our e-book distribution with Ingram to include the MyiLibrary e-book platform, which will enable our titles to be available to more library patrons worldwide,” said Brent Lewis, Executive Vice President of North American Marketing and Digital at Harlequin. Continue reading Ingram adds Harlequin to MyILibrary
NASHVILLE, TN — As libraries adjust their lending models to meet today’s digital requirements, more are turning to Ingram’s MyiLibrary® platform. Ingram Content Group announced it will now offer Random House, Inc. U.S. titles to libraries via the platform.
“We are pleased to be working with a partner as respected as Ingram to further serve the library marketplace,” said Skip Dye, Vice President, Library and Academic Sales, Random House, Inc.
Random House will add more than 36,000 titles to Ingram’s MyiLibrary e-book platform beginning in February. Titles will be both frontlist and popular backlist titles from all Random House, Inc. imprints and each of their publisher- distribution clients, including Beacon Press, National Geographic Books, North Atlantic Books, Quirk Books, Smithsonian Books, Soho Press, Wizards of the Coast, and many others. Continue reading Ingram Content Group adds 36,000 Random House titles to MyiLibrary platform
This new Access Model from Ingram sounds like a cross between EBL’s Non-Linear Lending model and Freading’s token model. I like the idea of less turnaways for patrons. This can be particularly useful for titles that have high demand for a short-time period. Full press release below.
Ingram adds new e-book lending model to MyiLibrary® e-content platform for academic, professional and public libraries
NASHVILLE, TN — As more libraries develop digital programs as part of their core offering, Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced it has added a new content access model to its MyiLibrary® e-content platform to provide libraries greater flexibility in e-book lending. Continue reading Ingram’s new Access Model provides access credits for simultaneous use.
Ingram announced today a partnership with Chegg, an online textbook rental company. The new e-textbook program from Chegg will allow students the option to purchase or rent digital books. Ingram’s Vital Source will power Chegg’s digital textbook option. More information is available in the press release.
From an Ingram Press Release: Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that Vital Source has grown its e-textbook offering with the acquisition of VPG Integrated Media (VPG), a leading developer of award-winning enhanced e-textbook applications, interactive learning objects and e-whiteboard content, and state-of-the-art video, audio, and animation production services for educational publishers.
The acquisition of VPG has expanded the ability of Vital Source to further enhance the digital learning experience. Vital Source and VPG, together, present an unmatched e-textbook offering that meets the demands of publishers, educators, and students in this new era of learning opportunities. The joining of VPG’s ability to turn a textbook into an interactive experience, Vital Source’s proven e-textbook platform and its strong relationships with publishers, institutions and students will streamline the creation and distribution of digital books globally. Continue reading Ingram’s Vital Source acquires VPG Integrated Media, specializing in enhanced e-textbooks
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 11, 2011OCLC and Ingram Content Group Inc. will soon offer a new service option that will provide library users short-term access to e-books not in their collection through WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad.
The new service option, to launch in the coming months, expands access to library content available through WorldCat Resource Sharing to include access to e-books from Ingram’s MyiLibrary e-book collection for a period of up to nine days. E-book loans are fee-based, set at 15 percent of the MyiLibrary price for access to the e-book. The fee is managed through the WorldCat Resource Sharing interlibrary loan Fee Management feature, a service that supports payment of resource-sharing services through the library’s OCLC invoice. Continue reading OCLC and Ingram to launch 9 day eBook loans for 15% of MyiLibrary eBook price
Skip Prichard, CEO and President of Ingram Content Group, provided a keynote full of energy and enthusiasm. (The video is available here.) His theme was the adoption of technology, change, taking risks, and staying true to the purpose of the company. Skip began with a general overview and summary of the technologies of today stating, “we are rushing to an age of connectivity,” location based services will have a profound impact on society (foursquare, etc.) and personalized content will have a huge impact – customized ads on billboards, contact lenses with virtual reality element, etc.
Wow, University Presses are in the news this week. This is the 5th press release I’ve gotten!
Ingram Content Group Inc., announced agreements with two notable university presses for e-content management. The University of Michigan Press and The University Press of Kentucky have selected Ingram’s digital asset management platform, CoreSource®, to archive and distribute materials to partners worldwide.
The University of Michigan Press, part of the University of Michigan Library, was founded 80 years ago and is a primary publishing unit of the University today. The Press publishes materials in a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines. It recently launched its innovative University of Michigan Digital Humanities Series, which advances understanding of the dynamic relationships between humanities and digital technologies. The Press has a mission of using the best technology to disseminate the information it publishes as freely and widely as possible, while preserving the integrity of published scholarship. To further its mission, the Press selected Ingram’s CoreSource® platform for digital file management and distribution of both frontlist and backlist titles. Continue reading Michigan and Kentucky University Presses Using Ingram’s CoreSource