Stanford University Makes eBook Investment
Coutts Information Services—-a book-supply, collection-management and shelf-ready services provider-—has announced an agreement with Stanford University. The Stanford University Library has acquired collections of eBooks from Coutts, to be hosted on the MyiLibrary platform. MyiLibrary.com is an Ingram Digital Group company, a global provider of digital content accession, storage, management and delivery services to publishers and other content owners.
The acquisitions include approximately 7,000 titles from Oxford University Press, 3,000 Cambridge University Press titles and more than 12,000 titles from Springer.
“This groundbreaking arrangement will send a strong signal to the academic library community that eBooks have entered the mainstream of book acquisition for major university libraries intent on providing flexible access to information for students and faculty,” said Andy Alferovs, group sales director at Coutts. “The forward plan is to continue to add further backlist collections, and to integrate front-list acquisitions into the current approval and new-title plans that Coutts provides Stanford.”