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.
Nashville, TN — Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced the expansion of titles available to libraries and their patrons through its MyiLibrary® e-book platform, offered through Ingram’s Coutts Information Services Inc., with the addition of a wide range of bestselling content from leading publishers.
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 16, 2014OCLC is working with Ingram, one of the world’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 MyiLibrary®, Ingram’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
Ingram announced several new initiatives at the ALA Annual Conference this past week. I’ve linked to the individual press releases below. I’m particularly excited about the POD available for out-of-copyright titles from the National Library of France – over 65,000 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
From an Ingram press release sent a couple days ago:
NASHVILLE, TN — As public, academic and professional libraries expand and develop digital offerings for patrons, more University Presses are working with Ingram and its comprehensive MyiLibrary® 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
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
This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today. Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive.
Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer.
Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing
- Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from back then – user interface, compatibility, digital rights, unauthorized access and copying, business models.
- EBSCO Publishing acquired NetLibrary one year ago, the preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost is available now. Continue reading CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges
Yesterday, I joined a panel of publishers, aggregators, and archiving agencies to discuss the issue of eBook archiving. I had to set the stage for libraries, which was quite easy – we are in fear of losing our content to which we no longer have control of since it is housed on someone else’s server in another part of the country/world. How do we guarantee that the content we purchased will remain accessible to us and our end users? We need to work on a solution….and fast.
Rebecca Seger from Oxford University Press presented the publishers perspective, highlighting things OUP has done, and challenges facing publishers.
- OUP has journals archiving in place with portico, CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS. OUP’s first trigger event happened in 2009. Their policy is publicly available on the OUP site.
- Ebook archiving at OUP is done via publisher archiving and a dark archive. They keep a repository in PDF format. But, OUP cannot archive the proprietary versions created by the aggregator partners like ebrary, EBL, Ingram, EBSCO.
- OUP feels the obligation to preserve the Oxford Scholarship Online version for library customers. They also offer the option of providing XML data to purchaser for local archiving (as she described was being done at OhioLINK.)
- Some challenges: Archiving options are limited for ebooks as not everything available for journals is available for ebooks, yet. Additionally, defining the trigger events has proven to be much more difficult. Continue reading Charleston Conference – eBook Archiving
I’m not sure how I didn’t find this earlier, but thanks to a colleague, Erik Christopher, I am now aware of the JISC eBook comparison chart. It is available on the JISC site at http://www.jisc-adat.com/adat/adat_ebooks.pl and offers a comparison of up to 7 different eBook platforms including: Credo Reference, NetLibrary, ebrary, EBL, MyiLibrary, Dawsonera, and Taylor and Francis eBookstore. Over 50 functional features are compared with basic Y/N responses including search, access control, search results, linking, restrictions, exporting, etc. All data is supplied by the vendors. They are obviously missing some reference eBook databases, so I hope Gale, SAGE, ABC-CLIO, Oxford, Rosen, and others can hop on board this chart. If anyone is shopping for eBook platforms, or if publishers are considering launching an eBook site, this is a great place to go for ideas and industry standard features.
They also offer a comparison chart for scientific databases.
Those of you with Blackwell (or considering Blackwell) may want to sit in on some of their webinars. They work with ebrary, Myilibrary, and EBL, and offer webinars on connecting your electronic resources to each of these ebook aggregators. They are offering a webinar this Wednesday on ebrary, details are below.Join Blackwell for a FREE Infotools webinar on August 19th, 11am PDT.If you have ebrary or have an interest in ebrary as your ebook aggregator, join us and see how you can connect all your electronic resources you currently own to ebooks on the ebrary platform. We’ll show you how Infotools can connect your current resources and how Blackwell makes the acquisitions, collection development and discovery of ebooks easier and efficient.If you cannot make the webinar or if you wish to attend another time, contact me to set one up. We also work with Myilibrary and EBL platform as well, feel free to contact me to setup webinars for those as well.Please RSVP to me for login instructions.Erik Christopher, Blackwell Digital Services Sales Manager, Toll Free: 1-800-525-7964Erik.Christopher@Blackwell.com
I received the following Press Release concerning the DOD and audiobooks. I’m glad to see government agencies making the leap to electronic books.
Department of Defense offers downloadable audiobooks through MyiLibrary
La VERGNE, TN — Ingram Content Group Inc. announced today an agreement with the US Department of Defense (DOD) to offer downloadable digital audiobooks to military service members, their dependents, and National Guard members through MyiLibrary®, Ingram’s market leading online e-content aggregation platform. Continue reading DOD offers audiobooks
Just posted a new interview with Patrick Moore from Ingram Digital. Patrick and I discussed Ingram’s audio-book program. One slight correction in the interview – Patrick states that Ingram is adding approximately 100 titles per day. The statement should have been “approximately 100 titles per week.” For more information on Ingram Digital see the following:
MyiLibrary Audio Information — product information – http://www.ingramlibrary.com/myilibrary
Ingram Library Services — public and K-12 libraries – http://www.ingramlibrary.com
Coutts Information Services — academic libraries – http://couttsinformationservices.com
Ingram Content Group – http://www.ingramcontent.com
Those of you with Blackwell Services, or interested in Blackwell Services, may want to consider attending one of their webinars on connecting electronic resources to ebook aggregators like ebrary, EBL, and Myilibrary. They have a webinar this Wednesday, August 19th to demonstrate the Infotools option in ebrary, at 11:00 PDT. Please contact Erik Christopher for more information or to set up a webinar on one of the other ebook platforms. Erik Christopher, Blackwell Digital Services Sales Manager 800-525-7964 email@example.com
Getting to grips with developing and managing e-book collections: an introduction
to be held in the
Netskills Training Suite, University of Newcastle
Tuesday 27th October 2009, 9.30 – 16.30
This course opens the door to a new electronic format and is designed to support librarians who are beginning to set up e-book collections. In the last eight years, there has been an unprecedented growth in the publishing of e-books with an increasing array of different types available for all sectors. The programme will give you the opportunity to explore different e-books including a range of commercially-published and free reference works, monographs, textbooks, and fiction. Examples will include individual titles and also collections of e-books, such as those offered by NetLibrary, Credo, MyiLibrary and Oxford University Press. The course will also facilitate consideration of the new opportunities e-books offer for librarians and users in academic, public and special library and information services, and will explore the significant collection management and promotional issues which challenge information and library staff.
The course is designed to offer: * an understanding of the nature of e-books
* a familiarity with range of commercially-produced e-books from publishers and aggregators
* a familiarity with range of free e-books * an appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages of the medium
* an appreciation of the collection management issues associated with bibliographical control, selection, acquisition, access, evaluation, licensing, and archiving
* a familiarity with the different ways of promoting awareness and use of e-books.
In addition to talks by the presenters, the course includes practical exercises. One will allow delegates to explore examples of online e-books in a structured way. Others will comprise activities during which delegates will examine the major collection management, and marketing and promotion issues. Plenary sessions led by the course presenters will be held to enable delegates to discuss their findings in the light of current research and professional practice.
Course Presenters: Ray Lonsdale and Chris Armstrong
Chris Armstrong and Ray Lonsdale have been working and offering courses in the field of e-books, e-resources and collection management for the past 12 years, both in the UK and abroad. Up until recently, they were members of the Joint Information Systems Committee e-Book Working Group, which has been promoting the publishing and uptake of e-books in further and higher education and sixth form colleges. Ray is Reader in Information Studies at Aberystwyth University and a Director of Information Automation Limited. He has specialised in the field of collection management and, in particular, in the management of electronic collections. Ray has published extensively and has edited several national and international professional and academic journals. Chris runs a consultancy, research and training company, Information Automation Limited, which he set up in 1987. The company specialises in all forms of electronic resources and in electronic publishing, a topic on which Chris has taught a module in the Department in Aberystwyth. Chris is a regular writer, and sits on the editorial boards of three professional journals. He is also a National Councillor of CILIP.
For more information or to book a place on this course, please visit www.ukeig.org.uk <http://www.ukeig.org.uk/> or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget the UKeiG Conference 2009
UKeiG will be holding a residential forum that will provide opportunities for information and IT professionals to network while catching up on the very latest developments in e-information. This event will have the added benefits of having the opportunity to wine and dine in excellent social surroundings and being excellent value for money
Book now at www.ukeig.org.uk <http://www.ukeig.org.uk/> or by emailing email@example.com to get your early bird discount!
UKeiG has the CILIP Seal of Recognition, which recognises high standards in the content and relevance of training courses. See http://www.cilip.org.uk/qualificationschartership/seal/ for details
UKeiG is a Special Interest Group of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE. Registered Charity No. 313014
Booking Form – Getting to grips with developing and managing e-book collections: an introduction
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Those of you interested in learning more about Follett and Overdrive should take a look at the recent Off The Shelf column in Booklist Online – E-book Distributors for the Public and School Library Markets. The article provides an overview of the content, features, and business models of both of these distributors.
NetLibrary, due to it’s recent transformation, has a feature article in the Nov. 1, 2008 Booklist issue (and Booklist Online)
Academic aggregators – ebrary, EBL, and Myilibrary – were featured back in May, 2008.
All articles are linked from No Shelf Required, just check out the articles link.
While visiting Michael Ross of Britannica last week, he mentioned a new partnership with Ingram Digital. Ingram’s Myilibrary will now distribute 27 Britannica ebook titles. For more information, see the press release.
The latest Off The Shelf column in Booklist discusses eBook aggregators and gives details on 3 of the larger ones – EBL, ebrary, and MyiLibrary. Have a look. Your comments are welcome here on the blog.