Ingram has added a new content access model to its MyiLibrary e-content platform to provide libraries greater flexibility in e-book lending. The model enables libraries to purchase a set of access credits for an e-book and lend it simultaneously to multiple patrons for a set cost, and lending period. For libraries, the model can eliminate turnaways due to concurrent use, and provides libraries with a relevant tool to make the most out of high usage titles. The Access Model is compatible MyiLibrary's other acquisition models including Perpetuity, Patron Selection and Short-Term Loan.
"As use of our MyiLibrary solution grows, our ongoing development of the platform continues to be driven in a large part by industry growth and direct library and patron feedback," said Dan Sheehan, v-p and general manager, Ingram Content Group library services, noting that patron usage of e-books continues to climb.