eBooks: Odilo Signs Three Year eBook Management/Lending Deal With The Library Network in SE Michigan
Note: We’ve mentioned Odilo several times on infoDOCKET in the past. Most notably in January 2014 when the European-based company was awarded a contract to power Colorado’s statewide ebook service, EVOKE.
About five weeks ago we pointed out that Odilo had just received $2.8 million in VC funding.
From Today’s Announcement:
The Library Network (TLN), a public library cooperative serving 65 libraries in southeast Michigan, has signed a 3 year agreement with Odilo for an eBook management platform. This new partnership with Odilo initially has 30 TLN member libraries participating; with plans to expand the service to the entire membership in the future.
Odilo will provide technology, content and distribution services as well as full integration with integrated library systems for seamless discovery and access. The service will strengthen the availability of digital content for the patrons of TLN member libraries from “Big 5”, mid-list, small, and independent publishers, as well as from self-published and local authors.
Work on the new integrated Odilo service into the libraries existing portfolio of digital content offering will begin immediately and the new service will go live in late 2014 or early 2015.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.