Ingram Adds New Tools for Academic Libraries on ipage Search and Order Content Platform
NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced enhancements to its widely-adopted ipage® search and order content platform including new functionality that makes searching, selecting and ordering materials easy for academic libraries worldwide.
“Ingram is devoted to helping academic libraries find relevant content for their important customers,” said Shawn Everson, Chief Commercial Officer, Ingram Content Group. “I’m confident that our enhanced ipage platform will improve the experience of our users, and give them tools to more easily find and purchase content to meet the complex needs of their patrons.”
New features to ipage will include multiple search, filtering and content sorting options in addition to functionality to review and manage new title notifications and print and e-book approval plans. In addition to fast search results and intuitive navigation, other tools developed exclusively for Ingram academic library customers, include batch title processing choices and options to stay connected with colleagues anywhere with forwarding and email options and quick access to a view of actions taken on titles.
With ipage, customers have comprehensive tools that assist in prioritizing the critical information they need 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.
The new ipage enhancements will launch in the fourth quarter of 2014. Ingram has plans to integrate its OASIS® platform for libraries with ipage beginning in fourth quarter, and will transition customers to the integrated platform in phases through mid-2015.
Developed and launched in 1998, ipage remains the leading online search, order, and account management tool for the book industry and libraries worldwide. With major upgrades and enhancements since its initial launch, further development of ipage has been accelerated as the needs of libraries are changing.
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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.
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