Ingram Content Group Inc., and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) today announced that more than 400,000 e-book titles from EBSCO eBooks™ have been integrated with Ingram’s OASIS® 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, EBSCO’s Senior Director of E-book Products. “Our collaborative work with Ingram will help more content reach more readers worldwide.”
The collaboration between EBSCO and Coutts Information Services, Ingram Content Group’s academic library company, has created one of the largest and most comprehensive content repositories of academic e-book content for libraries. Users of the OASIS platform that have their account enabled will have access to an expanded selection of scholarly, frontlist and award-winning e-book titles from leading publishers.
Users of the OASIS platform can view and select from e-books alongside print books, with no changes to existing and preferred workflows. Billing will be consolidated, offering libraries integrated acquisition services and invoicing for all EBSCO eBooks content.
“At Ingram, we continue to expand our services to provide complete end-to-end solutions for libraries, whether they need print, digital, print-on-demand or hard to find content,” said Dan Sheehan, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Content Group library services. “Through our work with EBSCO, more libraries will have access to the content that’s in demand by their patrons, all within their preferred workflow.”
The OASIS platform, Ingram’s academic content platform for its library company Coutts Information Services, is a comprehensive online library interface for bibliographic information and searching, book and e-book acquisition, collection development and workflow management. Through the OASIS platform, libraries are able to access a database of millions of titles; search, select and manage orders online; download records, including no-cost MARC downloads; monitor standing orders; manage approval plans and new title notification plans; track orders and access reporting information.
EBSCO’s extensive collection of e-book titles allows for a comprehensive and powerful search experience—with every search, relevant e-book titles appear directly alongside other EBSCOhost® databases, exposing users to the full depth of a library’s offerings and increasing usage and visibility of the library’s entire collection. EBSCO offers more than 420,000 high-quality e-book titles from leading publishers. Collections may be built from a growing selection of best-selling, frontlist and award-winning e-book titles across a wide range of subject matter or chosen from EBSCO’s pre-packaged collections that are hand-selected by EBSCO’s Collection Development team.