Ingram has surpassed our expectations as a library supply partner, giving us the innovative service and solution choices we require as we continue to adapt our models to meet changing patron demand," said Gwen Bird, Associate University Librarian, Collections Services, Simon Fraser University. "The combination of Ingram's library expertise and solid technological foundation gives us the right tools to efficiently and economically manage our acquisitions budget while we simultaneously enhance and build strong collections in the formats desired by our patrons."
Under the agreement, Coutts will develop and manage approval plans for both print books and e-books for the University's English language books and European materials, in addition to managing both standing order and firm order programs. The print and digital approval plan solution developed collaboratively between Ingram and SFU provides the University with a sound and efficient method to identify and acquire both print and digital books, balancing format, patron need and return on investment.
"As the library market continues to transform and digital format adoption climbs, innovative libraries are using multi-format acquisition to cost effectively build stronger collections with the benefit of less duplication and more unique content," said Rich Rosy, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Library Services. "We are pleased to be working with Simon Fraser University, and couldn't be happier with the efficiencies and contributions that Ingram's integrated print and digital acquisition workflows are providing to the University and their patrons."
Customers of Coutts have access to the full suite of services available from the Ingram Content Group. Ingram is uniquely positioned as a comprehensive single source for traditional and digital content needs, and capitalizes upon the strengths of its multiple business units to provide customers the most relevant library solutions in the market today.
ABOUT INGRAM Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Digital, Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and Ingram Marketing Group Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ingramcontent.com
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