Ingram Digital and Oxford University Press Team Up to Make More Titles Available
Released on: May 5, 2008, 11:50 am
Press Release Author: Ingram Digital Group
Press Release Summary: Today, Ingram Digital announced that it has forged a deal with Oxford University Press to offer hundreds of titles from OUP's Oxford Scholardship Online series on the MyiLibrary platform. An e-book and digital content aggregation platform, MyiLibrary is host to more than 100,000 titles. Ingram Digital is currently adding approximately 1,000 titles a week to its MyiLibrary inventory.
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Contact: Mariana McCulley (919) 459-6455 May 5, 2008
Ingram Digital SM and Oxford University Press Team Up to Make More Titles Available
LAVERGNE, TN - Ingram Digital today announced an agreement with the world's largest university press, Oxford University Press (OUP), to make available a comprehensive list of OUP titles through Ingram Digital's MyiLibrary TM platform, a leading aggregator of online e-book and e-content resources.
"We are very excited about our agreement with Oxford University Press and what it means for students, faculty and other consumers of academic content," said James Gray, President and CEO of Ingram Digital. "MyiLibrary customers will have access to a highly respected catalog of both backlist and frontlist titles, including the 2008 e-book frontlist providing the most current and up-to-date academic information to our users."
Under the agreement, MyiLibrary customers will have access to e-book versions of Oxford Scholarship Online, the OUP 2008 e-book frontlist, as well as backlist titles. Oxford Scholarship Online is a rapidly expanding cross-searchable library that offers users access to over 1,200 Oxford books proving to be an invaluable tool for research and teaching. The OUP 2008 e-book frontlist consists of 280 titles related to the humanities, social sciences, business and medicine, all scheduled for release during the 2008 calendar year.
MyiLibrary's easy-to-navigate user interface enables fast access to extensive collections of electronic information. Users can access content on an individual title, publisher-specific or subject collection basis, depending on their particular requirements. In addition, flexible authentication, comprehensive search and retrieval capabilities and the ability for individual users to annotate and store searches for access at a later date makes the MyiLibrary solution an indispensable tool for academic library users. MyiLibrary also offers customers the benefits of simultaneous multi-user access with no check-in or check-out requirements, no plug-ins or readers to download, as well as functions like new title alerts.
As part of Ingram Digital, MyiLibrary now has more than 100,000 current frontlist academic and scholarly titles available, with an additional 1,000 titles being added weekly.
ABOUT OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Oxford University Press has published medical books since 1906, and now has over 1800 titles in print. The list ranges from paperbacks for patients, through medical student texts and clinical handbooks, to multi-volume international reference texts and covers a variety of medical specialties including Mental Health, Brain Sciences, Oncology and Palliative Care, Public Health and Primary Care, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Surgery and related specialties.
ABOUT INGRAM DIGITAL Ingram Digital is an Ingram Content company. Together with Ingram Book Group and Lightning Source Inc., the Ingram Content companies provide a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram Digital provides publishers and other content owners with a comprehensive offering of digital content accession, storage, management and distribution services. Ingram Digital currently has several solution platforms - including MyiLibrary and VitalSource Technologies - which serve the institutional and educational markets respectively. In addition, Ingram Digital also serves the retailer market with full e-book and audio downloads as well as various search-and-discovery and marketing tools such as widgets. For more information, visit www.ingramdigital.com.