Libraries Are Instrumental


We’re rolling out the red carpet to celebrate your greatest hits at PLA 2020!

Your Mission Ignites Our Purpose

Join us in Music City for a VIP tour of services designed to make you shine.

*Receive #TheLibraryLife’s Exclusive PLA T-Shirt

Easily Maintain a Relevant Collection

MEET (Y)OUR LIBRARIANS  

Efficiently Build Your Best Collection

TOUR OUR ORDERING TOOL  

Maximize Circulation & Budget Dollars

DISCOVER THE ANALYTICS  

Receive Patron-Ready Materials

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*Receive Instrumental Memorabilia & PLA Platinum Prize Entry!

 

Enter to Win! PLA Platinum Prize Entry

Essential Collection Gap Analysis

Score iCurate Core – essential collection gap analysis – and a $500 ipage® credit when you schedule and attend a demo at PLA 2020.

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Learn more about Core.

* PLA Platinum Prize Contest Guidelines

Ingram iCurate – So You Don’t Have to.

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Join #TheLibraryLife Hall of Fame

Established to recognize, share, and celebrate the outstanding achievements in the Public Library industry.

VIP Access Grants You:

  • Access exclusive memorabilia & instrumental swag.
  • Receive a Platinum Prize entry: $3,500 for your collection.*
  • Score a backstage pass to iCurate, our debut program.
  • Strike a pose with “Dolly,” “Johnny,” or “Reba for a commemorative keepsake

Schedule a Demo. Receive VIP Access.

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We’re Ready to Welcome Y’all to Music City!

Home of Country Music, Hot Chicken, & Ingram

With Ingram headquarters right here in Nashville, TN, our library services’ team has curated a different type of list for you to search, select, and “order.”

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Nashville Public Library Hosts String City: The History of Country Music

String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry is a lively telling of the history of country music with a Nashville emphasis.

Purchase Tickets*  

*Includes Ingram Party Invite & Custom Hatch Show Print

 

#TheLibraryLife Lounge: Celebrate Indies in Music City!

Visit with Indie Publishers

Relax, chat, and browse a special collection of books from independent publishers in #TheLibraryLife Lounge outside the exhibit hall. #IndiesInMusicCity

Meet our Authors

Catch up with authors from award-winning independent publishers at the Ingram Booths inside the exhibit hall.

SEE AUTHOR SIGNINGS  

Stay Connected
Exclusive Giveaways • Live PLA Coverage • Daily Inspo

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Easily Maintain a Relevant Collection (Y)Our Librarians’ Selections — iCurate

From complimentary lists to customized special projects, iCurate, Ingram’s suite of collection development services, gives you time-saving curation you need from experts you can trust.

iCurate Complimentary: Free Curated Lists
& New Title Alert Programs

Maintain a relevant collection with complimentary High Interest Category lists and commitment-free Standing Order Programs, hand-selected by our team of MLS-degreed librarians.

  • Creative, Timely, & Regularly Updated Lists
  • 22 Ready-Made New Title Alert Programs
Demo COMPLIMENTARY*  

iCurate Coming Soon: Monthly
Forthcoming Title List Subscription

Remove the guesswork from new title selection with a subscription service that offers suites of hand-selected, beyond bestseller lists delivered on the first of every month within ipage®.

  • Affordable Annual Subscription
  • Deduplication Enhancement
Demo COMING SOON*  

iCurate Core: Essential
Collection Gap Analysis

Allow (y)our librarians to rebalance your collection with a one-time list suite of essential titles missing from your collection.

  • Includes Backlist, New, & Forthcoming Titles
  • Excludes Library Holdings
Demo CORE*  

iCurate Custom: Tailor-Made
Special Project Curation

Supplement your team with (y)our librarians to curate high-quality lists, tailored to fit your specific needs.

  • Expansions, Opening Day Collections
  • Grants, Year-End Spend, Summer Reading
Demo CUSTOMIZE*  


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Ingram iCurate: So You Don’t Have To.
Meet (Y)Our Team of MLS-Degreed Librarians

“Sometimes I feel like I am Ingram’s only customer, and that’s a wonderful feeling!”
— Bea Levalley, Stillwater Public Library

Efficiently Build Your Best Collection One Flexible Platform — ipage®

Combining the industry’s largest inventory, pre-pub metadata, and complimentary lists, Ingram’s innovative ordering tool, ipage, offers search, selection, and account management in one easy-to-use platform.

Simplified Ordering & Account Management

Easily search, select, and order the titles your readers want in a way that fits your workflow.

  • Unlimited User Access & No Platform Fees
  • Dozens of Search & Sort Filters
  • Place Orders, Track Shipments, & View Invoices

Built-In Collection Development Resources

Confidently select and order titles that fit your budget, timeframe, and demand.

  • Extensive Pre-Pub Metadata
  • Hundreds of Creative & Relevant (Free!) Lists
  • Real-Time Stock Updates

Reliable Service for Circulation Success

Meet your patrons’ needs with dependable shipping and unparalleled inventory.

  • 19+ Million Titles
  • 2-Day Delivery* to 91% of the Country
  • Free Shipping for Eligible Orders

Whether opening an account, in need of an ipage refresh, or just want a T-shirt, our team is ready to help at #PLA2020.




*In-stock, non-processed, and non-cataloged book orders are shipped within 24 hours at your designated Ingram distribution center.

Increase Circulation & Maximize Dollars Data-Driven Ordering — Edelweiss+Analytics

Enhance collection performance with an all-in-one analytics system that aligns patron demand and industry performance for data-driven action planning.

Book Collection Performance Assessment

Freshness:

What portion of your collection has been active in the last year?

Relevance:

How does your collection compare to retail top sellers?

Hit Rate:

How have your new titles circ’d compared to peers?

Turnover:

How many times has each genre turned-over compared to other libraries?


Collection development is easier when you have the answers.

“I love my job even more since the switch to Ingram.
Cart building, searching, everything is just plain easier”

— Amy Miller, Central Arkansas Library System

 

Receive Patron-Ready Materials Shelf-Ready Services — Cataloging & Processing

Remove backroom stress and go from box to stacks with reliable cataloging and precise processing, tailored to your unique collection needs.

Professional Cataloging

Provide prompt patron discoverability with our broad, authoritative, material-in-hand MARC record cataloging database.

  • LC, Dewey, or Bisac Classification
  • MARC 21, OCLC, CIP, & Local Practice Formats

Precise Processing

Receive circulation-ready print, digital, and multimedia materials with our accurate, consistent shelf-ready processing.

  • Barcodes, Clamshell Cases, Mylar & Laminate Covers
  • Property Stamps, RFID Tags, Spine & Genre Labels

Streamlined packages available for speedy set-up.

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