Library Technology Guides

Product and Company News and Announcements

Press Release: Axiell [December 28, 2018]

Axiell wins procurement of digital book platform for all Finnish libraries

Stockholm, Sweden December 27th – Axiell Media announces the win of the competitive procurement for digital media to all the 790 Finnish public libraries. The company is with the framework the main supplier of systems and products for the distribution of digital literature to the libraries. With the solution, Finland's patrons will have improved access to digital reading when Axiell Media enters the Finnish market.

"For almost 20 years we have made it easier and more fun to borrow, read and listen to books in Sweden. It is with great pleasure that we are now looking forward to doing the same with the libraries in Finland! Axiell Media develops technical solutions for the libraries with a focus on smart library tools and with our newly developed native app Biblio we provide reading and listening delight to the library's patrons. Our solutions today help libraries increase their availability, reach and engagement with the patrons." says Eva Houltzén, Managing Director of Axiell Media.

In the evaluation of the tenders, the Finnish procurement authority made their selection based on the summary of the points for platform, price and content. Axiell Media's response won the tender based on the highest score. Axiell Media's platform enables the libraries to purchase and lend digital books to the patrons smoothly and has a large catalog of books in Finnish, Swedish and English. In addition, the libraries will have access to continuous development – both in terms of technical solutions, new functions and new content.

"The market for digital books is growing rapidly in Finland. With this new business in Finland, we open up new opportunities for our more than 700 affiliated publishers as well as for Finnish publishers who are now continuously joining us. Together with our customers we handle the digital transformation so that they constantly keep up with the readers' needs and changed habits. This means that the libraries can continue and speed up their digital transformation through the new opportunities for reaching patrons that are created and that reading and listening to digital literature is now more readily available in Finland," says Eva Houltzén.

About Axiell Media

Axiell Media changes how, where and when people read or listen to digital books. We change how publishers, resellers and libraries sell and distribute the books. We constantly create new ways for everyone who works with digital literature to keep up with the market, the desire and the wishes of the customers. We are a part of the book industry's change and have created existing models at libraries that have given the Swedish borrowers a unique access to digital books.

Axiell Media is part of Axiell, an IT company that offers world-leading IT solutions and services for museums, archives, libraries and schools. Today, Axiell has 300 employees and has customers in over 55 countries. Read more at www.axiell.com


Summary: Axiell Media announces the win of the competitive procurement for digital media to all the 790 Finnish public libraries. The company is with the framework the main supplier of systems and products for the distribution of digital literature to the libraries. With the solution, Finland’s patrons will have improved access to digital reading when Axiell Media enters the Finnish market.
Publication Year:2018
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:December 28, 2018
Publisher:Axiell
Company:
Company: Axiell
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/23901

LTG Bibliography Record number: 23901. Created: 2018-12-28 10:57:03; Last Modified: 2018-12-28 10:58:41.