Recorded Books, a leading provider of library services around the world and the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks, announces their partnership with SirsiDynix and their new integration with the SirsiDynix eResource Central service to make audiobooks easily accessible to library users.
"Recorded Books is extremely excited about this partnership with SirsiDynix," said Rich Freese, President and CEO of Recorded Books, LLC. "Improving the discoverability and usability of our audiobooks, and very soon our eBooks, is a major initiative for our company. eResource Central will allow patrons to find and check out our audiobooks and eBooks directly from a place where they commonly search for library content—the library's catalog. We think this increased visibility will dramatically increase checkouts, which is a good thing for our company and our authors and publishing partners."
eResource Central offers users easy access to library resources via a single user interface. The service streamlines the discovery and delivery of eContent to patrons, which greatly simplifies user requests and downloads. eResource Central provides a straightforward, cost-effective way for libraries to efficiently handle and seamlessly deliver eResources to their patrons by managing licensing and rights, storing MARC records and metadata, and incorporating eResource usage into circulation reporting.
"We've recently announced a number of exciting content partnerships with some of the world's leading eBook providers," said SirsiDynix CTO Talin Bingham. "However, this partnership with Recorded Books is the first to exclusively showcase audiobook content, and demonstrates the versatility of the eResource Central platform and the different types of content it can incorporate and manage. We were extremely impressed with how quickly and effectively they were able to complete the integration."
For more information regarding Recorded Books' integration with SirsiDynix eResource Central service, please contact us by calling 1-800-638-1304.
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete solution out-of-the-box, and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow's libraries, today. http://www.sirsidynix.com
About Recorded Books
Recorded Books is a leading provider of library services around the world, the largest independent producer of unabridged audiobooks, and a distributor of other audio products. Over 10,000 titles for adults, children and young adults are narrated by professional award-winning actors. RBdigital from Recorded Books offers digital database services for downloadable audiobooks as well as continuing education courses, software training, online foreign language courses, digital magazines, independent films, and much more. The OneClickdigital platform delivers electronic products to both libraries and their patrons. eAudiobooks from all the major publishers are available from OneClickdigital and a large collection of titles are simultaneous-access. An eBook program is planned to be launched in 2013. For more information, visit http://www.recordedbooks.com.
About Haights Cross Communications
Haights Cross Communications encompasses several top imprints that meet the diverse needs of every classroom and school and public library. Triumph Learning is the leading publisher of standards-aligned, K–12 instructional materials and proven curriculum solutions—serving 21st-century learners with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts. Recorded Books delivers the highest quality recordings of unabridged literature, college lectures, language learning courses, digital magazines, and much more. Visit http://www.haightscross.com to learn more.