December 13, 2017

Technology from OdiloTID Will Power Colorado’s Statewide Ebook Pilot Project

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OdilioTID is currently a leading provider of infotech (including library technology) in the Spain and Latin America. markets  During June 2013, the company announced that they had started working with Douglas County, CO Libraries to, “facilitate the adoption of the concepts of the ‘DCL Model’.”

Now, today’s news.

OdiloConsortia, the Odilo eBook Platform for eBook purchasing, management and lending, will power the Colorado Statewide eBook Pilot project (eVokeColorado) funded by a recent LSTA/IMLS grant.

OdilioConsortia will be formally introduced at ALA Midwinter this weekend. 

The Pilot

Beginning in October, pilot libraries throughout the state of Colorado will offer eBooks to their communities via different channels for eBook lending.

The model apart from big publishers will incorporate library-created content, as well as content from midlist publishers, emerging small, independent and self-publishers. It also integrates eBook titles from large distributors, such as OverDrive and 3M.

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The platform will be the first independent, statewide, open eBook platform in the U.S., and will break through restrictions imposed on library eBooks by the major publishers.

Colorado Libraries will be able to create their own library purchasing centers in addition to the open Marketplace offered by OdiloTID. Libraries will be able to share their collections or acquire titles for use only by their respective library systems. The OdiloTID platform will integrate with existing ILS systems and other eContent delivery solutions.

Integration

OdiloTID will work with grant partners CLiC and Douglas County Libraries to integrate with the Open Source Discovery Layer, VuFind and the Open Source ILS Koha.

OdiltoTID has worked closely with Monique Sendze, IT Director for Douglas County Libraries and project manager for this effort. Sendze said she finds the Odilo platform “mature, robust, scalable and flexible.”

Other OdiloTID Implementations

A country-wide OdiloTID platform in Chile serves two million patrons, a statewide platform serves Badajoz Spain, and the Instituto Cervantes International platform serves libraries in 45 countries. OdiloTID has also launched a pilot project with some of The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) member libraries.

See Also: Learn More About OdilioTID’s Work in Chile (Translation via Google)

See Also: E-books in Libraries (More About Odilo’s Library Ebook Technology)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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