EBSCO Publishing and Ingram today announced an agreement aimed at benefitting mutual customers of Ingram’s OASIS® (Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System) and eBooks on EBSCOhost®. 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.”
EBSCO Publishing’s Senior Director of E-book Products, Ken Breen, says their work with Ingram is another way that EBSCO is able to serve the needs of its customers. “EBSCO is committed to working with its customers to improve their ordering process. Working with established providers enables libraries to select and order e-books available within their preferred workflow.”
EBSCO and Ingram continue to work on a development plan to support all user models. eBooks on EBSCOhost via OASIS is expected to be available to academic libraries in the spring.
The OASIS platform is Ingram’s comprehensive online library interface for bibliographic information and searching, book and e-book acquisition, collection development and workflow management. Through OASIS, 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 on EBSCOhost allows for a comprehensive and powerful search experience—with every search, relevant e-book titles appear directly alongside other EBSCO 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 350,000 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.