Odilo, a New Provider of Ebooks to Libraries in U.S. Launches With 60,000 Titles From Major Publishers
Editors Note: We’ve mentioned Odilo multiple times on infoDOCKET in the past year (links at the bottom of this post). Today’s announcement formally launches their services to all libraries in the United States. However, Odilo has already been active in the U.S. working with Colorado’s statewide ebook project for a year and in October announcing a deal with The Library Network in Michigan. The company is based in Spain (with offices in the U.S.) and has a number of partners in Europe and Latin America.
From Today’s Announcement:
Odilo announces the launch of OdiloPlace, their digital content marketplace featuring titles from publishers such as ABDO, Atlantic Publishing, Book View Café, Diversion Books, Encyclopedia Britannica, Enslow Publishers, HarperCollins Publishers, Little Pickle Press, Macmillan, Open Road Media, Prologue, Simon & Schuster, Rowman & Littlefield, Untreed Reads Publishing, Xist Publishing, and many others.
OdiloPlace will debut with over 60,000 titles. Titles from HarperCollins Publishers are available for 26 lends, and can be renewed afterwards. Titles from Macmillan are available to libraries for two years or 52 lends (whichever comes first). Titles from Simon & Schuster are available for one year. All other titles are available on a perpetual one-user, one-copy license.
North American customers will be able to read Spanish bestsellers at the same time as Spanish customers. Through a partnership with Prologue, OdiloPlace customers also have access to eBooks in French, with German, Portuguese, and Italian coming soon.
ODILO is dedicated to providing an open ecosystem where libraries can buy books from the marketplace, along with publishers and digital content providers of their choice (with no technical restrictions).
- OdiloConsortia to Power the eBook Pilot Project for the State Library of New South Wales in Australia (November 3, 2014)
- Odilo Signs Three Year eBook Management/Lending Deal With The Library Network in SE Michigan (October 23, 2014)
Promo Video From Odilo
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