October 19, 2011 -- Nashville, TN. Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced that the National Library Board Singapore (NLB) has selected Coutts, Ingram's leading academic library services and supply division, to provide content and materials to its network of 24 Public Libraries as well as the National Library Singapore.
"Large library systems around the world are turning to the proven and comprehensive solutions that Ingram offers to meet the evolving and complex content needs of the communities they serve," said Rich Rosy, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Library Services. "Having been supplying materials for years indirectly to NLB, one of the largest circulating libraries globally, we are pleased to have the opportunity to now work directly with them."
Through a public tender, Ingram's Coutts is one of NLB's panel of vendors. Ingram will provide NLB with English language printed materials from a variety of genres including adult fiction and non-fiction, materials for children and young adults, mass market and reference materials. In collaboration with a local company, Advance Library Services Pte Ltd., Ingram will also provide shelf ready services including local cataloging, processing as well as delivery for all of these materials.
Mr. Rosy said, "At Ingram, we will continue to make meaningful investments to provide libraries with the most innovative tools and the finest quality English language content available from the world's leading publishers. Already serving a number of prestigious academic libraries in the Far East, we are delighted to expand our work in the region."
Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Digital, 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, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com