Miami, FL — The Library Network (TLN), a public library cooperative serving 65 libraries in southeast Michigan, has signed a 3 year agreement with Odilo for an eBook management platform. This new partnership with Odilo initially has 30 TLN member libraries participating; with plans to expand the service to the entire membership in the future. Odilo will provide technology, content and distribution services as well as full integration with integrated library systems for seamless discovery and access. The service will diversify and strengthen the availability of digital content for the patrons of TLN member libraries from "Big 5", mid-list, small, and independent publishers, as well as from self-published and local authors. This partnership ensures that TLN member libraries will continue to be leaders in the provision of digital content to their patrons.
"Our TLN member library staff is very excited to begin working with Odilo, said Jim Pletz, Executive Director of The Library Network. We are ready to give patrons of TLN member libraries a variety of options for accessing eBook content and to complement our existing digital offerings as we collaborate with Odilo on this new initiative."
The Library Network will be joining our family of over 1000 libraries in Europe and Latin America as one of the first to go live with the new Odilo eBook management platform in the U.S; following eVoke in Colorado, Asbury Theological Seminary Library, Claremont School of Theology Library, Corban University/Western Seminary Library, Episcopal Divinity School Library, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Library, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary Library and Westminster Theological Seminary Library. "We are committed to partnerships with libraries of all types around the globe to offer them a solution that is flexible, intuitive, patron-friendly, full-featured, and scalable and fits well within their budgets", said Rodrigo Rodriguez, CEO of Odilo.
Work on the new integrated Odilo service into the libraries existing portfolio of digital content offering will begin immediately and the new service will go live in late 2014 or early 2015.