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 Couttsâ€™ 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 ProQuestâ€™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. ProQuestâ€™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 Ingramâ€™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 Couttsâ€™ renowned expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms MyiLibrary and OASIS to ProQuestâ€™s vast selection of ebooks and innovative technology framework. The move paves the way to combine Couttsâ€™ acquisitions strengths with ProQuestâ€™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.Â Today, it’s Poland.
October 8, 2014Â FRANKFURT, GERMANY â€“ 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) â€“ 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.â€™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 Ingramâ€™s extensive logistics network of 23 facilities and offices around the world.
October 2, 2014 NASHVILLE, TN â€“ Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that it has added new tools to its CoreSourceÂ® 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, MIâ€“ 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 OASISÂ® content platform. Ingram has now added ebraryâ€™s vast range of titles, integrating all ProQuest e-book titles within the platform, simplifying acquisition for the companiesâ€™ shared customers. In addition to adding titles to the OASIS platform for firm orders,Â EBL has also beenÂ 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.Â The first is with ProQuests’s EBL.Â More than 400,000 EBL eBook titles will be available through Ingram’s OASIS.Â The second is with EBSCO.Â 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 â€“ Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced that the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin, Tennessee has launched an innovative publishing program using IngramSparkÂ®, 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.Â Check the Ingram site for the full press releases.Â Here are some of the highlights:
- Ingram Content GroupÂ 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 BookshelfÂ® 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 BookshelfÂ® 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.Â Â 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.Â This service will manage the distribution of a print title, using one electronic file and order process.Â It merges print on demand with outside book printing companies.Â It sounds really interesting to me.Â 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 â€“ 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.Â Continue reading Ingram’s new service manages complete life cycle of print books