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Impelsys Introduces E-Book Ordering System for Libraries

Posted By Aggregated Content On February 17, 2013 @ 11:00 am In ebook,library | No Comments


Impelsys logo [1]Impelsys [2], a provider of electronic content delivery solutions, recently announced the commercial launch of a new acquisitions system for libraries that enables library staff to order e-books for their collections directly from participating publishers.

Impelsys’ new library eBook Ordering System, as it’s called, was developed in partnership with Douglas County Libraries [3] (DCL), a seven-branch public library system in Douglas County, Colo. The e-book acquisition dashboard was beta tested by DCL’s professional staff and system modifications were made prior to commercial launch last week.

“The Library E-Book Ordering System is an important addition to the 21st century librarian’s toolchest,” said James LaRue [4], director of Douglas County Libraries, in a release. “This acquisition dashboard greatly simplifies the process of managing purchases and relationships with a whole new universe of content creators.”

Here’s Sameer Shariff, founder and CEO of Impelsys, explaining the system:

The concept of this new management system is to allow a library’s collection development and acquisitions staff to receive new title metadata directly from publishers, and then order the e-books they want directly from those publishers without the need of a third-party ordering system. A publisher simply uploads its entire catalog to the Impelsys dashboard, which displays all the crucial information library professionals need in order to consider purchasing e-books for their collections, such as cover art, book description and pricing.

There are five components to the new system:

• Catalog Feed — Import catalog lists from publishers.
• Create List — Select and add the titles for eContent acquisition.
• Purchase Orders — Generate multiple purchase orders based on the number of different publishers.
• User Management — Set up a new librarian user, new acquisition account or reset existing account passwords.
• Email — Automatically generate email alerts to librarians for all new catalog updates, to acquisitions staff when a selection list is being submitted for purchase, and to a user when an account has been setup or updated.

“This new service is very compatible with the ‘DCL Model’ for e-book acquisition and circulation,” said Jimmy Thomas, executive director of the Marmot Library Network. “Librarians leery of the high costs of e-books will appreciate a tool that facilitates the direct purchase of eBooks, and eliminates needless mark-ups, without requiring too much extra effort by library staff.”

Library staff members interested in receiving more information about the Impelsys eBook Ordering System for Libraries can email sales@impelsys.com [5].

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[2] Impelsys: http://www.impelsys.com/

[3] Douglas County Libraries: http://douglascountylibraries.org/

[4] James LaRue: http://www.bookbusinessmag.com/search/?itc=p&action=filter&addFilter=entity_pn:%22James%20LaRue%22

[5] sales@impelsys.com: mailto:sales@impelsys.com

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