LONDON, UK ĖV&A Publishing has selected Ingram's CoreSource platform for conversion, digital asset management, and the distribution of digital content to share its publications with readers worldwide.
"Our publishing gives insights into different worlds, societies and historic periods, from the Middle Ages to the present through Victoria and Albert Museum's valuable collections," said Mark Eastment, Director of V&A Publishing. "With Ingram and its CoreSource platform, we gain comprehensive tools, an extensive distribution network, and long-standing relationships with retailers to develop our digital program around the world."
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Working to generate profit for the museum, V&A Publishing publishes highly-illustrated books and digital products about the museum's collections and exhibitions. V&A Publishing has over 180 titles in print on subjects as diverse as fashion and textiles, design and the decorative arts, theatre, pattern, craft and fine art.
"Technology is changing how content is created, distributed and sold and more is available to consumers than ever before," said Marcus Woodburn, Vice President of Digital Products, Ingram Content Group. "Museums are content curators, and increasingly content creators. With the proliferation of new devices and formats, their content can now be shared with those outside their walls."
Ingram's CoreSource platform is an easy to use, online solution for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content. The CoreSource platform delivers a secure, searchable content repository and a high-capacity data distribution network, allowing publishers to move digital content easily and swiftly from their organization to any channel partner globally.
About V&A Publishing
V&A Publishing makes beautiful, innovative and popular books on art and design that sell all over the world. Working to generate profit for the Victoria and Albert Museum, we publish around 30 books and digital products a year under the V&A Publishing imprint, on subjects as diverse as fashion and textiles, design and the decorative arts, theatre, pattern, craft and fine art. We have over 180 books in print. Our books are highly illustrated and provide accessible information about the Museum's collections and exhibitions. We aim to provide not just descriptions of objects, but to put the collections in context. Our publishing gives insights into different worlds, societies and historic periods, from the middle ages right up to the present, and from all over the world. For more information visit www.vandapublishing.com
Ingram Content Group is a division of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company provides books, music and media content to over 38,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries. More than 25,000 publishers use Ingram's fully integrated physical and digital solutions and programs to realize the full business potential of books. 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, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com