Easton, PA (January 15, 2013) – EBL - Ebook Library and Wolper Information Services today announced an agreement to expand the distribution of EBL's ebooks to Wolper libraries worldwide.
The inclusion of EBL's products adds to the extensive portfolio of information products and services offered by Wolper Information Services, a leading provider of subscription management and other related information services for 35+ years. Under the agreement, Wolper's customers, including academic, corporate, medical and research libraries, will have access to EBL's impressive ebook catalog from hundreds of academic and scholarly publishers. Wolper will offer integrated acquisition workflows for EBL titles, including Demand-driven Acquisition options.
EBL pioneered ebook systems, technologies and purchasing models that enable librarians to deploy ebooks while incorporating user-driven selection into their collection development and acquisitions procedures.
Some of EBL's salient features include:
- Proprietary Non Linear Lending model, with multiple-concurrent access for all titles
- Online and offline access solutions
- Short-term circulation option, providing just-in-time solution via pay-per-use model
- Next-generation Demand-driven Acquisition solutions
- Chapters for reserve circulation and course packs
- Full-text browse before borrowing or purchasing
- Full-text search across catalog
- Mobile access – compatibility with most mobile devices.
- Sophisticated admin tools, including real time reporting and budget tracking
"Libraries are changing their collections and work processes to embrace the electronic forms of information content and meet their users' changing needs. Ebooks are simply a necessity for libraries today, and Wolper is thrilled to expand our catalog in this area," commented Susan Wolper, President and CEO of Wolper Information Services. "EBL and Wolper share similar philosophies of developing products collaboratively with their customers, using high-tech solutions combined with personalized customer service."
"Working with Wolper makes perfect sense – we are both committed to deliveringhigh-quality content and user-friendly technology. We have been especially impressed by Wolper's reputation for efficiency, reliability and integrity in the marketplace," said Kari Paulson, President of EBL.
Free trials of EBL are available through Wolper upon request: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Wolper Information Services
For more than 35 years, Wolper has been a one-stop information management resource and the only 100% woman-owned business in the industry. The company provides selection, service and savings to academic, research, medical, corporate, government, public and consortia customers. Wolper's High Tech, High Touch approach delivers the perfect balance of next-generation technology and time-proven, personalized service. Besides serials, Wolper also handles books and e-books, print and electronic, domestic and foreign, site licenses, ERM and other information solutions. In 2011-12, Wolper was named to the EContent 100 list of "companies that matter most in the digital content industry" and Wolper's proprietary, custom, cloud-based content management software was a finalist for the KMWorld magazine's KM Promise Award. Wolper also received the Bronze Award for Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year in the 2012 Stevie Awards and was named the Bronze Winner for Most Customer-Friendly Company of the Year in the 2012 Best of Biz awards. Learn more at www.wolper.com.
About EBL – Ebook Library
EBL - Ebook Library is a leading global ebook aggregator for academic, corporate and research libraries with an impressive catalog of hundreds of thousands of ebooks from hundreds of publishers. Owned by the Australian company Ebooks Corporation, EBL was founded in 2004.
EBL is well established as the Patron-driven Acquisition (PDA) pioneer and is at the forefront of ebook aggregation in developing the next generation of PDA tools. As well as PDA, EBL offers other flexible access models to suit any library budget including the esteemed Non Linear Lending model. With quality content from a broad range of recognized publishers, all purchased EBL ebooks are available as multiple concurrent access and downloadable onto compatible devices including iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android tablets and phones, Nook, Sony and Kindle Fire.