MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – As libraries adjust to meet the changing needs of readers, more, including The Western Australian Group of University Librarians Consortium (WAGUL), are turning to Ingram Content Group for print and digital content solutions.
"Ingram has been a valued supplier to the Western Australian Group of University Librarians consortium (WAGUL) for the last three years, and our move from three suppliers to Ingram as our sole supplier is a direct result of their service and support, continued innovation, and their commitment to the Australian market," said David Howard, Chair WAGUL Joint Purchasing Group and Manager of Library Collections and Access at Edith Cowan University.
WAGUL comprises the libraries of Western Australia's four publicly-funded universities: Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia.
Ingram provides the WAGUL consortium with a single workflow for overseas and local acquisitions through its comprehensive OASIS platform. Libraries in the WAGUL consortium have access to more than 13 million print and e-book titles on OASIS, as well as use of Ingram's MyiLibrary e-book platform. Libraries that work with Ingram also benefit from the recent launch of its Lightning Source print-on-demand operation in Australia and its relationship with local library suppliers, including ALS Library Services.
"The traditional content supply chain is changing at a rapid pace. Patron need is driving libraries to rethink how they are acquiring and making materials available to their users," said Rich Rosy, Vice President, Ingram Content Group Library Services. "We are pleased that the WAGUL consortium has renewed its relationship with us for the supply of print and digital content for its member libraries."
Ingram continues to grow the number of libraries it works within the region, supplying the National Libraries of Australia and New Zealand and the universities of Melbourne, Sydney, New England, Western Sydney, Canterbury, Sunshine Coast, Griffith, LaTrobe, Deakin, and Macquarie.
About the Western Australian Group of University Librarians
The Western Australian Group of University Librarians met formally for the first time in October 1992 as a cooperative initiative of the four publicly funded universities in Western Australia. The University of Notre Dame Australia joined the group in 1999. The group currently meets four times each year, and is chaired by university librarians in an annual rotation, with executive support provided by the host library for that year. WAGUL serves to increase and enhance access to scholarly information between member institutions for their staff and students, facilitate the regular exchange of information, acting as a consortium, were appropriate, for the purchase of resources and services. For more information visit www.wagul.curtin.edu.au
Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Digital, 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, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com