MINNEAPOLIS —Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, a brand of Ingram Publisher Services, announces five new publishers for the Spring 2017 season: Animal Media Group LLC, Cassava Republic Press, Hoxton Mini Press, Iron Circus Comics and Transit Books. All presses began distribution with Consortium on Jan. 1, 2017, with the exception of Animal Media Group, which began Sept. 1, 2016.
Consortium grew out of a small book wholesaling cooperative in 1985 to become a full-service distributor, earning a reputation as an advocate for independent publishers. Consortium now represents more than one hundred independent publishers from the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and Australia, enabling them to successfully reach the trade, library, and academic markets for their books. More information about Consortium is available here.
VitalSource, Ingram Content Group’s educational technology division, and Clever have announced that they are collaborating to reinforce security and convenience for K-12 users of VitalSource’s digital content delivery platform, Bookshelf®.
BookShelf allows students to access course materials on iPad, Android and Kindle devices, online or offline. Highlights include ability to move between pages and sections including linked Table of Contents; highlight text with one click in any color; add notes to highlighted passages; subscribe to classmates’ and instructors’ highlights and notes; scale images and text to any size; and customize page display.
According to the press release, VitalSource is incorporating technology from Clever to create “seamless and secure data integration between Bookshelf and a K-12 school’s or district’s student information system, all with single sign-on access.”
The rest of the press release below:
Continue reading VitalSource and Clever collaborate to improve Bookshelf—platform for K-12 course materials
Ingram announced this week the launch of a new tool that helps instructors and educators improve the ways they create digital learning content. As stated in the press release, VitalSource Content Studio turns teachers into online authors, allowing them to create content for their learners from scratch or enhance existing files with multi-media items and assessment items. More details below. Continue reading Ingram introduces VitalSource Content Studio, an interactive content creation tool for educators
Ingram Publisher Services has just announced a joint agreement with NYU Press to provide full-service distribution. From the press release:
“Ingram welcomes NYU Press,” said Mark Ouimet, vice president and general manager of Ingram Publisher Services, PGW, and Consortium. “We are committed to developing services tailored to university presses. The addition of NYU Press helps advance our mission of building a comprehensive, versatile program to advance the global dissemination of knowledge through content.”
Continue reading NYU Press selects Ingram Publisher Services as its new distribution partner
Nashville, TN â€“ Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced the expansion of titles available to libraries and their patrons through itsÂ MyiLibraryÂ®Â e-book platform,Â offered through Ingram’s Coutts Information Services Inc., with the addition of a wide range of bestselling content from leading publishers.
Continue reading DK, HarperCollins Publishers and Penguin Random House added to Ingram’s MyiLibrary platform
NASHVILLE, TN â€“ Ingram Library Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group Inc. company, expands the services it provides libraries with the addition of timely analytics and data powered by Above the Treeline’s Edelweiss Analytics, a web-based, interactive collection analysis tool. It gives libraries access to the most accurate and up-to-date information available on library circulation, retail sales data, title data and much more.Â Â Â Continue reading Ingram offers new Edelweiss Analytics tool
NASHVILLE, TN â€“ Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced enhancements to its widely-adopted ipageÂ® search and order content platform including new functionality that makes searching, selecting and ordering materials easy for academic libraries worldwide.
â€œIngram is devoted to helping academic libraries find relevant content for their important customers,â€ said Shawn Everson, Chief Commercial Officer, Ingram Content Group. â€œIâ€™m confident that our enhanced ipage platform will improve the experience of our users, and give them tools to more easily find and purchase content to meet the complex needs of their patrons.â€ Continue reading Ingram enhances ipage search and order platform
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 16, 2014â€”OCLC is working with Ingram, one of the worldâ€™s largest distributors of physical and digital content, to set and maintain holdings for e-books in WorldCat automatically, saving library staff valuable time and effort.
This new program enables libraries with an OCLC cataloging subscription and an account with MyiLibraryÂ®, Ingramâ€™s online e-content platform for libraries, to request integration of their MyiLibrary e-book holdings information with the WorldCat knowledge base. E-book holdings information will then be populated and updated automatically, with no need for manual work by library staff. Continue reading OCLC and Ingram partner to maintain MyiLibrary eBook holdings in WorldCat
From an Ingram Press Release:
NASHVILLE, TN â€“ Vital Source Technologies, Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced that Panworld Education, a leading e-learning solution provider, has selected Ingramâ€™s VitalSource BookshelfÂ® platform to power e-textbook solutions for their customers throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. Continue reading Ingram’s VitalSource Bookshelf platform available in the Middle East and North Africa
I attended the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and have several updates on eBook vendor offerings, initiatives, and activities.Â Vendors and initiatives are listed in alphabetical order.Â This information will also be presented at the ALA TechSource conference wrap-up webinar, held July 8th.Â The recording of that session is available at http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2013/07/archive-of-the-2013-ala-annual-tech-wrapup.html. I also want to take a moment to announce the launch of eContent Quarterly, a new ALA publication edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic (both NSR contributors).Â A free preview issue is now available for download.
This post has new content (7/8/2013 2:00 p.m.) Continue reading NSR’s eBook vendor updates from the ALA annual conference
Ingram announced several new initiatives at the ALA Annual Conference this past week.Â I’ve linked to the individual press releases below.Â I’m particularly excited about the POD available for out-of-copyright titles from the National Library of France – over 65,000 titles.
Ingram Content Group and Hachette Livre Offer Titles from the BibliothÃ¨que nationale de France in Print for First-Time
Ingram Grows Colour POD Options for Publishers
Ingram Grows its MyiLibraryÂ® E-book Platform with 50,000 Additional Titles and New Functionality
Interesting news from both EBSCO and Ingram received today.Â 400,000 EBSCO ebooks now available via the OASIS platform along side print books – one workflow.Â Here’s the official press release:
NASHVILLE, TN â€“ Ingram Content Group Inc., and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) today announced that more than 400,000 e-book titles from EBSCO eBooksâ„¢ have been integrated with Ingram’s OASISÂ® content platform and are now available to academic libraries worldwide.
“Enabling librarians to select and order EBSCO eBooks from within their desired workflow allows more libraries to seamlessly integrate EBSCO eBooks into collection development processes, and in turn their collections for their patrons,” said Ken Breen, EBSCOâ€™s Senior Director of E-book Products.Â “Our collaborative work with Ingram will help more content reach more readers worldwide.”Â Continue reading EBSCO eBooks now available on Ingram’s OASIS platform
Streaming video is huge in my academic library, so it’s nice to see innovation and awards in the library/information community for this area.Â There is quite an esteemed list of previous Telly winners so congrats to Ingram.
NASHVILLE, TN â€“ Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced that Vital Source Technologies, Inc. has been awarded two Telly Awards for their innovative work in educational video production.Â The prestigious Telly Award honors the finest video and film productions, outstanding cable TV commercials and programs and online commercials, video and films.
â€œThe Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,â€ said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards.Â â€œVital Sourceâ€™s winning videos illustrate their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.â€ Continue reading Ingram’s Vital Source receives Telly awards for educational video production
This just in from EBSCO’s Newsroom: An announcement of the newly formed partnership between EBSCO and Ingram to make eBooks on EBSCOhost available to academic librariesÂ via Ingram’s OASIS Platform this Spring.
IPSWICH, Mass. â€” January 15, 2013 â€”EBSCO Publishing and Ingram today announced an agreementÂ aimed at benefitting mutual customers of Ingramâ€™s OASISÂ® (Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System) and eBooks on EBSCOhostÂ®. The agreement will allow libraries to order eBooks on EBSCOhost through OASIS.
EBSCO is the first outside e-book provider to be incorporated into OASIS. “As libraries develop programs to meet the changing needs of their patrons, Ingram is uniquely positioned to help content reach its destination, regardless of whether that destination is the printed page or a digital device,” said Dan Sheehan, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Content Group library services. “Through our work with EBSCO, OASIS users will have access to an expanded selection of digital content, and, the added flexibility to acquire materials that they and their patrons require from one comprehensive source.” Continue reading eBooks on EBSCOhost to be available via Ingram’s OASIS
Just received this press release from Ingram about textbooks.Â I can’t help but wonder if this will be the future of textbooks – wrapped in a course fee so that all students have access to the course materials. Coventry is providing these materials at no cost to students for their first year.Â No word on what the upper level course fees will be.
Coventry University and Ingram collaborate on innovative textbook program for students
RINGWOOD, UNITED KINGDOM â€“ To ensure undergraduates get the best value for their money, first year students at Coventry University will have core textbooks and materials provided as part of their course fees in 2012 and 2013 through an innovative program developed between Coventry University and Ingram Content Group’s UK library supply company.
â€œThe higher education system is undergoing unprecedented change, and this collaboration with Ingram demonstrates how weâ€™re adapting to the developments so that the focus remains on whatâ€™s best for our students,â€ said Philip Vaughan, Assistant Director of Learning and Research at Coventry University. â€œCoventry prides itself on being an innovative university, and initiatives like this are exactly the kind of innovations which places of learning should be embracing as the education landscape evolves and studentsâ€™ expectations change.â€ Continue reading Ingram and Coventry University collaborate on textbook program
From an Ingram Press Release:
NASHVILLE, TN â€“ Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Groupâ€™s leading e-textbook solution for publishers, academic institutions, and students, today announced that sixty new publishers have added more than 35,000 new digital textbooks and online course materials to its VitalSource BookshelfÂ® platform.
“The students of today are using technology to their advantage, and we are experiencing significant growth in the number of publisher, institutional, and reseller customers using the VitalSource Bookshelf platform,” said Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, Vital Source Technologies, Inc. “We will continue to nurture our publisher relationships and expand and diversify our title selection to provide the digital content that’s in demand by students and educators worldwide.”Â Continue reading 35,000 new digital items from 60 publishers added to Ingram’s VitalSource
News Release, June 21, 2012
Ingram adds Lerner Interactive Booksâ„¢ to ipageÂ®
As more libraries look to expand e-book offerings to patrons, publishers like Lerner Publishing Group are choosing Ingram Content Group to supply e-books via Ingramâ€™s ipageÂ® search and order platform.
Public libraries will now have access to more than 200 interactive childrenâ€™s books from Lerner Digitalâ„¢ through Ingram. Ordering through ipage allows libraries to select and purchase content on a title-by-title basis. Continue reading Lerner Publishing interactive titles now available via Ingram’s ipage
From an Ingram press release sentÂ a couple days ago:
NASHVILLE, TN â€“ As public, academic and professional libraries expand and develop digital offerings for patrons, more University Presses are working with Ingram and its comprehensive MyiLibraryÂ® e-book platform to expand the reach of content to more readers worldwide.
The most recent university presses that have selected MyiLibrary to expand content reach include the University of South Carolina Press, University of Arizona Press, University of Minnesota Press, Southern Illinois University Press, University of New Mexico Press, University of Arkansas Press, and the University of Ottawa Press. Continue reading Ingram adds new titles from seven university presses to MyiLibrary
From an Ingram press release:
May 7, 2012Â Ingram Content Group launches new comprehensive ipageÂ® search and order platform
NASHVILLE, TN â€“ Following a new home page redesign in January 2011, today Ingram Content Group announced that it has launched its new comprehensive ipageÂ® search and order platform. Created collaboratively with users, the newly designed site includes intuitive navigation, enhanced search and browsing options, and additional customization options that make finding, organizing and discovering new products easy for booksellers and libraries worldwide. Continue reading Ingram launches new search and order platform
As libraries worldwide add digital content to complement print materials, Ingram is expanding its e-book offering for libraries with an e-book subscription option for popular Sesame Street e-books.
The Sesame Street e-bookstore subscription on ipageÂ® provides libraries of any size unlimited access to more than 150 read-along, audio, animated and interactive books through their Ingram library account. The online solution can be used with any browser, and e-books can be read on Mac, PC and the iPadÂ®. Libraries set usage rules on each subscription. Continue reading Ingram adds Sesame Street ebooks