Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced the launch of comprehensive content selection tools on its ipage® search and order content platform, simplifying the search, selection and acquisition of materials for academic libraries worldwide.
A wide range of features have been added to the ipage platform, offered through Ingram Book Group Inc., to help academic libraries take full advantage of Ingram’s breadth of content. New features include search, filtering and content sorting options in addition to reviewing and managing new title notifications and print and e-book approval plans. Fast search results and intuitive navigation simplify the acquisition process. Other helpful tools include choices in batch title processing and forwarding and email options to stay connected with colleagues anywhere, with access to view actions taken on titles.
“Expanding the functionality of our ipage platform and making it a valuable and useful tool for academic libraries around the world has been a priority for us as Ingram continues to invest in and enhance our library services,” said Shawn Everson, Chief Commercial Officer, Ingram Content Group Inc. “We believe academic libraries will be able to improve their content selection and acquisition process with Ingram’s ipage platform.”
Academic libraries can prioritize critical information to search, order and deliver more content to more patrons. Libraries can develop and maintain an infinite number of title lists on the platform and can customize processes to work with any collection development and acquisition workflow.
With the integration of Ingram’s OASIS® platform for libraries into ipage now complete, Ingram will work collaboratively with customers to transition them to the integrated platform in phases through mid-2015.
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Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company got its start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into a comprehensive publishing industry services company that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc. Learn more about Ingram Content Group at www.ingramcontent.com.