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.
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→
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.
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.
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→
From an Ingram Press Release:Â As students look for more ways to interact with digital textbooks, they are increasingly turning to smartphones and tablets powered by the AndroidÂ® operating system. To meet this demand, VitalSourceÂ®, the most-used e-textbook platform in the industry today announced the expansion of its mobile footprint with the addition of an e-textbook app for Android.
â€œWe are significantly expanding our mobile capabilities with our new Android app,â€ said Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, Vital Source Technologies Inc. â€œAs a result, more content from the leaders in education publishing will reach more readers worldwide. Every student has a device and/or operating system preference, and we know that Android smart phones and tablets are becoming an important option.â€ Continue reading Ingram launches Android App for VitalSource e-textbook platform→
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