Coutts Information Services, Ltd., an Ingram Content Group company, announced that it has been selected to develop library programs for The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Singapore Management University (SMU).
The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, a graduate business school launched in 2006, is a joint project founded and managed by Russian and international business leaders. In the spring of 2010, the SKOLKOVO library approached a number of vendors to provide new English language business books for the opening day collection. It selected Coutts because it provides a range of services, which includes ordering through its OASIS system, making it easier to import books into Russia.
SMU has an established reputation of innovation, creativity, and academic excellence in education. Its library put a task force in place to establish a patron-driven ebook acquisition program. Ingram's Coutts and SMU worked collaboratively and launched a program in October 2010, making hundreds of titles available to library users; the collection continues to grow.