Ingram Content Group signed an agreement with Springer in which Springer will receive a new integrated services model for distribution. The new model will combine traditional physical book distribution with single-copy, print-on-demand services for Springer's entire Americas publishing program. Beginning in 1Q 2011, will manage warehousing, fulfillment, and print-on-demand for Springer as part of the agreement.
Ex Libris Group also announced an agreement with Springer, through which Ex Libris will make Springer's academic journals and ebooks accessible through Primo Central, Ex Libris' aggregate of scholarly econtent. Users of Primo Central will be able to browse Springer material along with Primo Central's global electronic collections in relevancy-ranked search results. Ex Libris presented Primo Central at the Frankfurt Book Fair, held on Oct. 6-10 in Germany, which is where the agreement between Ex Libris and Springer was signed.
Springer is a publisher of scientific books and journals, publishing about 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books each year. Ex Libris provides automation services to academic libraries.