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Ingram DigitalSM Expands International Presence to Taiwan

LA VERGNE, TN – The Taiwan Library Consortium, in conjunction with the government of Taiwan, has selected Ingram Digital, an Ingram content company focused on solutions for digital content management, hosting and distribution, to provide e-books and audio books to a majority of the nation’s libraries.

The Taiwan Library Consortium will provide 88, or about 75 percent, of the country’s libraries with access to e-books through this agreement. E-book titles will be accessible to member libraries via Ingram Digital’s e-content aggregation platform, MyiLibrary®. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Ingram Digital will supply 250,000 users with access to 5,000 digital titles covering a wide spectrum of subject matter.

“Ingram Digital’s premium content offering and their technological expertise made them a natural fit for our consortium as we looked for options to expand access to digital content,” said Dr. Wen-jen Hsieh, Director of the National Cheng Kung University library. “The innovative pricing models offered by Ingram Digital allow us to maximize our purchasing power while enabling our libraries to offer the highest quality e-book collection to library users.”

Titles that will be available through this agreement were methodically chosen after a one-year survey evaluating usage patterns of print titles. Content will be available in both Chinese and English, continuing a longstanding tradition of providing citizens with access to education through the highest quality reference materials available.

“The Taiwan consortia’s approach to acquisition signifies a shift in how libraries around the world are viewing content,” said Rich Rosy, vice president and general manager of Ingram Digital’s Institutional Solutions. “As the demand for digital content continues to escalate, Ingram Digital is well positioned to capitalize on this evolution.”

The agreement marks the third international government-funded deal for Ingram Digital. Ingram Digital is also currently engaged in partnerships with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network and the Joint Information Systems Committee in the United Kingdom.

Ingram Digital’s MyiLibrary platform is the fastest-growing e-content aggregator, adding an average of over 5,000 titles each month to its current catalog of more than 175,000 e-books. Thousands of libraries and hundreds of publishers worldwide choose MyiLibrary for its premium front-list content, flexible pricing models and global distribution networks.

ABOUT INGRAM DIGITAL

Ingram Digital is an Ingram content company. The Ingram content companies provide a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry, and immediate access to the largest selection of books and book-related products in the industry. The content companies are Ingram Digital, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Book Company, Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Coutts Information Services, Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., and Tennessee Book Company LLC. For more information about Ingram Digital, visit the website www.ingramdigital.com.

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