Ebooks: BiblioCommons Partners With Penguin Random House
BiblioCommons announced today that it has expanded its eBook offerings through a new agreement with Penguin Random House. The agreement will add over 38,000 eBook titles to those already available to libraries through the BiblioDigital eBook acquisitions platform.
BiblioDigital’s white-labeled service allows libraries to offer library-centered eBook discovery and reading. The service ensures that discovery, borrowing, and reading are fully integrated with the library’s print collections and online catalog. As a result, eBook users are always able to discover and explore the full extent of the library’s collections and services.
The new agreement with Penguin Random House includes Random House titles, titles from Random House imprints, and titles from publishers that Random House distributes including new titles and bestsellers.
According to Patrick Kennedy, Co-Founder and President of BiblioCommons, “Our library-centered eBook platform, in combination with our socially-enabled catalog, provides library staff with unique tools to distribute attention across all of the library’s collections. We are pleased to be working with Penguin Random House to offer enhanced discovery and reading experiences across mid-list, back-list, and local authors—as well as current bestsellers.”
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BiblioDigital was first demonstrated in January 2013 and went live in beta release May 2013. See BiblioDigital in action at New York Public Library and Edmonton Public Library.
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