Oakdale, MN – July 1, 2020 – Today, bibliotheca announced that it is adding the entire audiobook collection from RBmedia's top publishing brands to the 1.5 million titles already available to cloudLibrary content customers.
"We are very excited to be able to offer this exciting new content in cloudLibrary. The new collection includes over 10,000 Recorded Books and W.F. Howes titles as well as more than 1,300 Graphic Audio titles that have never before been available outside of Graphic Audio's own website and app. These additions will be added to our existing catalogs of HighBridge, Tantor, and Gildan that we've sold for some time. All titles are compatible with SimplyE and offer libraries an excellent opportunity to refresh their collection during this time when so many are depending on digital media," says Tom Mercer, Senior Vice President of Digital Products, bibliotheca.
RBmedia's Recorded Books, Graphic Audio, and W.F. Howes content collections will be available for purchase under the one book/one user model within cloudLibrary by mid-July. Once titles are older than one year, they will automatically be available through the pay-per-use model.
bibliotheca's cloudLibrary content is curated by a group of passionate, dedicated, degreed librarians, who use their in-depth knowledge of public libraries as well as data from the publishing industry to not only meet evident demand, but anticipate future trends, looking beyond just best-selling titles to provide libraries bespoke lists that offer breadth, depth, and feeling.
"We're thrilled to be able to bring the entire RBmedia collection to the cloudLibrary platform, but we know an influx of titles can be overwhelming. Our customers can rest assured that we will provide the same high-value curation for this content that they've come to expect from the cloudLibrary team," says Heather McCormack, cloudLibrary Vice President of Collection Development and Publisher Relations.
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers—at home, in the car, and wherever they take their mobile devices. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content through its platforms, including Audiobooks.com. Headquartered in Landover, Maryland, the company is the largest producer of audiobooks in the world with a catalog of more than 45,000 exclusive titles through its content brands: Recorded Books, Tantor Media, HighBridge, Kalorama Audio, ChristianAudio, Gildan Media, GraphicAudio, W. F. Howes in the United Kingdom, and Wavesound in Australia. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. Find out more at www.rbmediaglobal.com.
bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of solutions that help libraries connect with users in unique ways and provide engaging experiences, allowing them to continually evolve their library services for the changing needs of their communities. Our products are designed to provide a welcoming, intuitive, and seamless environment for those that use the library – wherever they choose to use it – be that at home, on the move, or within the library itself.
With over 30,000 libraries as part of our family, we have installed and continue to support more than 10,000 self-service units, 6,000 security systems, 900 Automated Materials Handling (sorter) systems and help more than 750 libraries around the world extend their open hours with open+. In addition, cloudLibrary provides access to over 1.5 million eBook and eAudiobook titles in over 100 languages for 8,000 libraries worldwide.