November 17, 2017

ProQuest Acquires MyiLibrary and OASIS

ProQuest today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Coutts Information Services from Ingram Content Group, including the MyiLibrary platform and the Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System (OASIS). In addition to augmenting ProQuest’s selection of ebooks with MyiLibrary’s 250,000 titles, a larger plan involves leveraging Coutts’ collection-building expertise, approval support, and ordering tools to begin developing a fully integrated service that streamlines the acquisition and fulfillment of print and electronic content together.

Q&A: Ingram Library Services VP Rich Rosy on E-Content Management

Rich Rosy, vice president and general manager of Ingram Library Services, discusses the distributor’s views on e-content management as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Ingram to Offer MyiLibrary Ebook Platform to Public Libraries in September | ALA Annual 2012

Ingram Content Group, one of the dominant players in the academic ebook market with its MyiLibrary platform, has been gearing up for several months to introduce MyiLibrary to the public library market. The launch date is scheduled for September, but Ingram will be demonstrating how it is tailoring the platform to serve the public library channel at the American Library Association annual conference this week in Anaheim (booth #1446).

Skip Prichard to Depart Ingram Content Group

David (Skip) Prichard, president and chief executive officer of Ingram Content Group announced on May 25 that he will leave the company effective June 8. Current chairman John R. Ingram will assume the role of CEO at that time.

“Five years ago, I joined Ingram in large part because I was excited about the possibilities ahead for the company,” Prichard wrote on his personal blog. “Excited to work with John Ingram, I signed up to accomplish certain goals, and those goals have all been met one by one. Ingram Content Group is better positioned than ever before to navigate all of the changes happening in the industry.”

Reference News from ALA Midwinter

Talk at this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting was of how dead it seemed, but, as usual, anecdata falls short of the real story. A total of 9,929 attendees (6,236 regular attendees and 3,693 exhibitor staff) converged in Dallas, a decrease of only 181 people from last Midwinter in San Diego. The mood was much lighter […]

ALA Midwinter 2012: Better World Books and Ingram Team Up to Create Library Revenue

Program turns old books with low circulation into money that can buy new content.at Ingram.