Lund, Sweden --August 24, 2016. Axiell, the leading supplier of IT systems and services to public libraries, today announces a partnership with Odilo, one of the leading digital content providers for libraries. The partnership will enable libraries to easily access and manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources and quickly distribute high-quality content to patrons.
"What makes this partnership so exciting is that we can simplify the work for libraries by offering an integrated library system and a digital lending platform combined under a single provider"
By partnering with Odilo, Axiell can also offer customers a greater choice of content and the ability to rapidly integrate a mix of sources that are available on the market, such as content from Axiell Media.
Joel Sommerfeldt, CEO at Axiell Group, said: "Libraries need a rich mix of content to drive continuous engagement with patrons and promote reading, learning and creativity. Digital media is a key part of the transformation of libraries, and providing easy and intuitive access to content will ensure libraries can offer the services that appeal to patrons and community partners, such as schools. Through the partnership with Odilo, Axiell's customers will be able to expand their offering and incorporate content with high appeal, such as the bestseller Me Before You by JoJo Moyes."
Axiell's solutions enable the cost efficient management of all services in the library - from books and information to automation solutions and learning and entertainment - and are designed to drive the transformation of the modern public library, both the physical and the digital. Content is essential for libraries that want to remain relevant and Odilo's strong international presence and extensive lending catalog, providing over one million high quality English and Spanish titles, is a complementary addition to Axiell's digital content offering. Odilo also offers various licensing models, allowing libraries to choose which lending models works best for their budgets This offers Axiell customers the opportunity to use their savings for other essential library needs.
"What makes this partnership so exciting is that we can simplify the work for libraries by offering an integrated library system and a digital lending platform combined under a single provider," said Rodrigo Rodriguez, CEO of Odilo. "Patrons can easily access and enjoy any type of content from an integrated online public access catalog and library-branded mobile apps."
ODILO is a privately held Spanish and USA based company dedicated to developing the most innovative and creative solutions for libraries. With millions of end-users worldwide, ODILO offers a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials. Currently used in 43 countries, ODILO defines and designs efficient, user-friendly solutions, serving the needs of public, private, university, school, and special interest libraries, while enabling them to transition into the future. ODILO is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Denver, Colorado; Mexico City, Mexico; and New York, New York.
Axiell serves libraries, schools, archives, museums and authorities with technically advanced and innovative solutions developed in close cooperation with its customers. More than 1000 library organizations with thousands of branches use an Axiell library management system and Axiell Arena, a tool for the virtual library. The systems for archives, libraries and museums, are used by over 3400 cultural institutions over the world. In addition, more than 3000 schools use an Axiell system. The Axiell Group, headquartered in Lund, has more than 300 employees based out of 24 offices in Sweden, Australia, Abu Dhabi, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Together, we form one of the world's largest companies in these sectors. To find out more about us and our products, please visit http://www.axiell.com