Dublin, Ohio -- April 16, 2014. OCLC is working with Ingram, one of the world's largest distributors of physical and digital content, to set and maintain holdings for e-books in WorldCat automatically, saving library staff valuable time and effort.
This new program enables libraries with an OCLC cataloging subscription and an account with MyiLibrary, Ingram's online e-content platform for libraries, to request integration of their MyiLibrary e-book holdings information with the WorldCat knowledge base. E-book holdings information will then be populated and updated automatically, with no need for manual work by library staff.
"OCLC is working with leading e-content providers to help libraries manage e-book collections more efficiently," said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development. "Our work with Ingram will help library staff save time by reducing manual effort in updating their holdings information so that library users can access the popular MyiLibrary titles quickly and easily."
"At Ingram, our goal is to make it easy for all of our customers to discover and use content in the formats they require," said Dan Sheehan, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Library Services. "Through our collaborative efforts with leaders in the library community like OCLC, more libraries will have access to our comprehensive selection of content through their already established workflows."
Libraries interested in implementing this new program should contact both OCLC customer support (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ingram Customer Support (email@example.com) to request that holdings for their MyiLibrary titles be set automatically.
About Ingram Content Group
Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company got its start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into a comprehensive publishing industry services company that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. 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, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc. Learn more about Ingram Content Group at www.ingramcontent.com.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.