As libraries adjust their lending models to meet today's digital requirements, more are turning to Ingram's MyiLibrary platform. Ingram Content Group announced it will now offer Random House, Inc. U.S. titles to libraries via the platform.
Random House will add more than 36,000 titles to Ingram's MyiLibrary e-book platform beginning in February. Titles will include both frontlist and popular backlist titles from all Random House, Inc. imprints and each of their publisher- distribution clients, including Beacon Press, National Geographic Books, North Atlantic Books, Quirk Books, Smithsonian Books, Soho Press, Wizards of the Coast, and many others.
And in other Ingram news, announced it has added a new content access model to its MyiLibrary econtent platform to provide libraries greater flexibility in e-book lending. The newest model, its Access Model, enables libraries to purchase a set of access credits for an ebook and lend it simultaneously to multiple patrons for a set cost, and lending period. For libraries, the model can eliminate turnaways due to concurrent use, and provides libraries with a relevant tool to make the most out of high usage titles. The Access model is compatible MyiLibrary's other popular acquisition models including Perpetuity, Patron Selection and Short-Term Loan.