February 6, 2018 Denver, Colo. -- Ingram Library Services, a leading provider of comprehensive services to public libraries, including access to over 16.5M titles, has teamed up with ODILO, an internationally recognized leader and provider of technology and digital content for US libraries and schools, to expand the collections of multilingual eBooks and audiobooks for library patrons.
This new offering provides access to an additional 1.4M+ multilingual eBooks and audiobooks with 60 Spanish magazines and 35 Spanish newspapers to be added in the upcoming months. This robust catalog of titles in 240 languages including Spanish, Arabic, English, Chinese and more will be easily accessible by library patrons.
ODILO's audio and ebook content will be accessible through iPage, Ingram's complete search, select, order and account management tool. Librarians can also add content in a variety of mediums to engage patrons. Additionally, libraries will have access to ODILO's software to upload local content (music, videos, etc.), manage lending rules and host digital book clubs.
"Libraries around the world have shown a strong interest in building more direct relationships with their patrons. ODILO is dedicated to closing this gap by turning over control of the user experience to libraries who know their patrons best," said ODILO CEO and Founder Rodrigo Rodriguez. "We are putting powerful multi-media tools into the hands of libraries to transform the reading experience as a whole. We want libraries to save money through our flexible purchasing models so they can reallocate their funding to building diverse and robust collections in ways that best meet the needs of their communities."
Librarians will be able to use ODILO's marketplace that features digital lending with Bring-Your-Own-Content hosting capabilities, branded apps, an integrated catalog capable of sourcing content from different providers, social reading functionalities, and collaborative reading experiences.
"Libraries consistently say they need to provide materials in more formats and languages. By including ODILO in iPage, librarians can more easily serve the evolving needs of their communities by offering content in the languages they read and ordering it on the platform they trust," said Dan Sheehan, VP and General Manager of Ingram Library Services, part of Ingram Content Group.
More information about this integration and demonstrations will be available at the Ingram (#1806) and ODILO (#2046) booths at ALA Mid-Winter, Feb. 9-13.
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, along with travel and hospitality industries. ODILO is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Denver, Colorado; Mexico City, Mexico; and New York, New York.
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The world is reading and Ingram Content Group ("Ingram") connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram's services include digital and physical book distribution, print on demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.