News about a new analytics product coming soon from Ingram.
Ingram Library Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group Inc.company, expands the services it provides libraries with the addition of timely analytics and data powered by Above the Treeline’s Edelweiss Analytics, a web-based, interactive collection analysis tool.
It gives libraries access to the most accurate and up-to-date information available on library circulation, retail sales data, title data and much more.
Edelweiss Analytics tracks library circulation and monitors collections, provides recommendations on removing and/or adding titles that are demanded by readers and notifies libraries when current holdings do not meet demand.
Using near real-time data from the platform, libraries can manage selection and ordering of pre-publication titles, achieve optimal collection balance and manage collection projects.
“The Analytics system for libraries is based on our system that has been in use by most of the major Independent booksellers for the last 12 years, “ said John Rubin, President and CEO of Above the Treeline. “The booksellers have gotten great value from it through the years and it’s been a really rewarding experience to work with Ingram and their collection development experts to develop an equally valuable system for libraries.”
The web-based analytics solution is seamlessly integrated with Ingram’s ipage search and order platform and Above the Treeline’s Edelweiss publisher catalog program. Through a direct link, libraries can view titles in publisher catalogs and order materials directly from Ingram. In addition, libraries will also have the capability to download digital advance reader copies of titles from Edelweiss using the new solution.
Edelweiss Analytics for Ingram library customers is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2015.
The complete news release is available here.