With Gardners, ODILO now offers over one million titles.

(Denver, CO) December 17, 2015:

Odilo, one of the leading eBook providers in Europe and Latin America, has recently partnered with Gardners, Europe’s leading independent wholesaler of English language products and content (both physical and digital). With the addition of over 650,000 titles from Gardners (available January 2016), over one million bestselling and popular titles will be available from Odilo to North American libraries.

Odilo products and services allow libraries to better manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources, and distribute high-quality content to patrons in mere seconds; three clicks and they can enjoy a book.

With Odilo’s strong international presence, high quality English and Spanish titles are an essential piece of the Odilo lending catalog.  Odilo also offers various licensing models, including one copy-one user (perpetual, metered, and expiring), pay-per-use, simultaneous, and/or subscription.  Allowing libraries to choose which lending models works best for their budgets, offers Odilo customers the opportunity to use their savings for other essential library needs.

Odilo is dedicated to providing an open ecosystem where libraries can buy books from a variety of sources: Odilo, direct from publishers, and/or digital content providers of their choice (with no technical restrictions). To learn more about Odilo and all of their products and services, visit www.odilo.us.

About Gardners
Gardners is a family run wholesale and distribution business based on the south coast of the UK. Established in 1986 they have grown to become one of Europe’s leading wholesale distributors of books, eBooks, DVDs, CDs and Vinyl to retailers around the world. Complimenting their established books business, Gardners digital warehouse came online in 2006, seeing rapid growth in the number of titles held to now number in excess of 1 million available for instant fulfillment. With industry leading lending and distribution models in place with schools and library suppliers, Gardners continue to innovate and lead in this competitive sector.

About Odilo
Odilo is a privately held Spanish and USA based company dedicated to developing the most innovative and creative solutions for libraries. With over 2,000 customers worldwide, Odilo offers a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials. Currently used in 43 countries, Odilo defines and designs  efficient, user-friendly solutions, serving the needs of public, private, university, school, and special interest libraries, while enabling them to transition into the future. Odilo is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Denver, Colorado; Mexico City, Mexico; and New York, New York.

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Media Contact:
Katie Klossner,
Director of Marketing – North America and Australia
katie@odilo.us, 248-285-1266

For product demonstrations or sales questions, please contact sales@odilo.us.
To join Odilo’s family of publishing partners, please contact Nadine Billard, nadine@odilo.us.

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ODILO expands into the Philippines

(Denver, CO.) November 10, 2015. Odilo, a leading eBook provider in Europe and Latin America, has partnered with Electronic Information Solutions Inc. (EISI), Philippine’s leading provider of library automation, information management, copy cataloging, library security systems, and subscriptions to eJournals and eBooks.

EISI has been serving Philippine libraries since 1993. With over 180 library customers, EISI provides reliable and cost-effective technology and expertise to help libraries transform from a manual system, into a fully automated, web-enabled resource.

“We are excited to bring Odilo’s vetted content and technology to the Philippines. Our library partners will enjoy digital content delivered in various formats, while local publishers and authors will find new markets for their creations as they take advantage of Odilo’s worldwide reach,” says Reuel Avila, EISI Founder and Director ​for Technology. “Ultimately, library patrons and end-users will benefit from ease of use and integration this new offering will bring.”

This partnership can propel learners into the digital age and build fundamental academic and career readiness skills. Odilo’s single, seamless interface will help connect and engage the Philippine learning community with various digital content.

Libraries in the Philippines can buy digital content from a variety of sources: Odilo, direct from publishers, and/or any provider of their choice. With OdiloSimplicity (Odilo’s discovery layer for print and digital materials), libraries can easily expand their collections by including archives, local content, magazines, movies, multimedia educational material, music, newspapers, videos, and more.  Libraries also have the option to add the Odilo Educational eBookClub, an online social reading platform for schools and colleges.

Different licensing options are available with Odilo, including Pay-per-Use, One Copy-One User (perpetual, metered, and expiring), Simultaneous, and/or Subscription. EISI customers can activate titles using Odilo’s Pay-per-Use licensing, which provides “always available” content to help reduce and eliminate wait times on popular/trending materials.

“EISI is definitely in the forefront of the library automation and technology industry, which makes this partnership an obvious fit,” states Rodrigo Rodriguez, CEO of Odilo. “EISI customers in the Philippines will benefit the most from this partnership, so they can better serve their communities with stellar content and technology.”

To learn more about Odilo and all of their products and services, visit www.odilo.us.

About EISI

EISI is the leading provider of library automation systems, medical and academic information in the Philippines. EISI supplies Philippine schools, colleges, universities, corporations, hospitals, and government agencies with software solutions to better manage their books, periodicals, records, data, and archives, as well as help them access the wealth of knowledge stored in scholarly databases worldwide. From its office in Makati City, EISI represents in the Philippines some of the best brands in the information industry.

About Odilo

Odilo is a privately held Spanish and USA based company dedicated to developing the most innovative and creative solutions for libraries. With over 2,000 customers worldwide, Odilo offers a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials. Currently used in 43 countries, Odilo defines and designs  efficient, user-friendly solutions, serving the needs of public, private, university, school, and special interest libraries, while enabling them to transition into the future. Odilo is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Denver, Colorado; Mexico City, Mexico; and New York, New York.

Media Contact:

Katie Klossner,

Senior Marketing Manager – North America and Australia

katie@odilo.us, 248-285-1266

For product demonstrations or sales questions, please contact sales@odilo.us.

To join Odilo’s family of publishing partners, please contact Nadine Billard, nadine@odilo.us.

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Odilo to power nationwide digital library in Spain

(Denver, CO.) October 19, 2015. Odilo has been awarded a contract with the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports, to bring digital content to the entire network of public libraries in Spain. Over 15 million library card holders will benefit and enjoy digital content through eBiblio (powered by OdiloTK, a complete digital asset lending and management end-user platform).

The Ministry promotes and develops digital culture with initiatives like eBiblio, which currently provides free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks from all of the leading Spanish publishers. eBiblio offers end-users access to content in three clicks or less; browse, search, borrow, or download on any computer or mobile device, anytime-anywhere.

Spain libraries can buy books from a variety of sources: Odilo, direct from publishers, and/or any digital content provider of their choice. With ReadersFirst principles in mind and utilizing OdiloSimplicity (Odilo’s discovery layer for print and digital materials), libraries can easily expand their collections by including archives, local content, magazines, movies, multimedia educational material, music, newspapers, videos, and more, in the new eBiblio platform.  Libraries also have the option to add the Odilo eBookClub – an engaging online literary experience, that takes the love of reading, technology, and social sharing to a whole new level.

With tight budgets, libraries everywhere appreciate having options when it comes to cost.  Odilo offers Pay-per-Use, One Copy-One User (perpetual, metered, and expiring), Simultaneous, and/or Subscription content licensing options. eBiblio libraries will be able to activate titles using Odilo’s Pay-per-Use licensing, which provides “always available” content to help reduce and eliminate wait times on popular/trending materials.

As a major library advocate, Odilo believes in directly promoting and connecting the library to their users and community (rather than a vendor’s name/resource). For eBiblio (and available for other consortia, state agencies, and network customers), Odilo created a branded end-user portal, along with an exclusive mobile app, to encourage the discovery and engagement with digital content by library users.

eBiblio is a perfect example of how libraries can better use budgets, take control of relationships with publishers and local authors, and increase engagement with patrons,” states Rodrigo Rodriguez, CEO of Odilo. “I have no doubt the eBiblio initiative will encourage library networks and consortia from all over the world to rethink the way they manage their digital content.”

To learn more about Odilo and all of their products and services, visit www.odilo.us.

About Odilo

Odilo is a privately held Spanish and USA based company dedicated to developing the most innovative and creative solutions for libraries. With over 2,000 customers worldwide, Odilo offers a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials. Currently used in 43 countries, Odilo defines and designs  efficient, user-friendly solutions, serving the needs of public, private, university, school, and special interest libraries, while enabling them to transition into the future. Odilo is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Denver, Colorado; Mexico City, Mexico; and New York, New York.

Media Contact:

Katie Klossner,

Senior Marketing Manager – North America and Australia

katie@odilo.us, 248-285-1266

For product demonstrations or sales questions, please contact sales@odilo.us.

To join Odilo’s family of publishing partners, please contact Nadine Billard, nadine@odilo.us.

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Odilo expands in Canada with eBOUND partnership

(Denver, CO.) September 19, 2015. Odilo , one of the leading eBook providers in Europe and Latin America, has recently partnered with eBOUND Canada, a not-for-profit agency that assists independent Canadian publishers in developing and supporting digital publishing programs.

We look forward to working with Odilo to bring Canadian books to new international audiences, and introduce new readers to our publishers,” shares Krystina Ross, CEO at eBOUND Canada.

Odilo products and services allow libraries to better manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources, and distribute high-quality content to patrons in mere seconds; three clicks and they can enjoy a book. With their strong international presence, especially in Spain and Latin America, high
quality English and Spanish titles are an essential piece of the Odilo lending catalog.

“With the future addition of leading publishers and titles from eBOUND Canada, Odilo looks forward to better serving all library markets,” states Rodrigo Rodriguez, CEO of Odilo . “In return, our strong presence in international markets will help independent publishers gain more global exposure, and provide libraries with more diverse offerings for their patrons.”

Odilo is dedicated to providing an open ecosystem where libraries can buy books from Odilo , along with publishers and digital content providers of their choice (no technical restrictions). eBooks are compatible with numerous devices, including Android devices, eReaders (Kobo, SONY, and NOOK),
iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch, Kindle Tablets, Macs, NOOK Tablets, PCs, and Smartphones.

To learn more about Odilo and all of their products and services, visit www.odilo.us.

About eBOUND

eBOUND Canada is a not-for-profit organization with the mandate to advance publishers’ digital engagement. They represent over 75 independent Canadian publishing houses, with a combined catalogue of over 10,000 eBooks. Their clientele comprises trade, educational, academic and children’s publishers, and span the country from Newfoundland to British Columbia.

About Odilo

Odilo is a privately held Spanish and USA based company dedicated to developing the most innovative and creative solutions for libraries. With over 2,000 customers worldwide, Odilo offers a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials. Currently used in 43 countries, Odilo defines and designs  efficient, user-friendly solutions, serving the needs of public, private, university, school, and special interest libraries, while enabling them to transition into the future. Odilo is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Denver, Colorado; Mexico City, Mexico; and New York, New York.

Media Contact

Katie Klossner,
Senior Marketing Manager – North America and Australia
katie@odilo.us, 248-285-1266

For product demonstrations or sales questions, please contact sales@odilo.us .

To join ODILO ‘s family of publishing partners, please contact Nadine Billard, nadine@odilo.us.

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ODILO brings leading publishers to libraries

(Denver, CO) June 18, 2015:

Odilo’s global reach and rapid expansion in the United States continues to attract publishers from around the world. Just six months after launching their innovative eBook lending library, Odilo now offers digital content from all of the leading publishers, including frontlist and backlist titles, along with pre-orders.

With the addition of Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster, Odilo customers can easily choose from over 200,000 bestselling and popular titles, from over 550 publishers, in order to meet the needs and demands of their library patrons. Competitive pricing allows Odilo customers to use their savings for other essential library needs.

Odilo products and services allow libraries to better manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources, and distribute high-quality content to patrons in mere seconds; three clicks and they are reading a book. Unlike other expensive content management systems, Odilo offers flexible and affordable pricing, along with bestselling books in a variety of languages. With their strong international presence, especially in Spain and Latin America, high quality English and Spanish titles are an essential piece of the Odilo lending catalog.

Odilo is dedicated to providing an open ecosystem where libraries can buy books from Odilo, along with publishers and digital content providers of their choice (with no technical restrictions). eBooks are compatible with numerous devices, including Android devices, eReaders (Kobo, SONY, and NOOK), iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch, Kindle Tablets, Macs, NOOK Tablets, PCs, and Smartphones. In addition, while the digital content and publisher relations continues to grow, the Odilo system provides helpful collection management tools, such as statistic and analytic reports.

Library patrons can also enjoy titles from these leading publishers through the new Odilo BookClub, an interactive and engaging literary experience online. Patrons easily subscribe to different book club genres, instantly share their favorite highlighted passages, comment on moderator-led discussion points, along with direct access to the current title being read. BookClubs can be administered and moderated by library staff or patrons (with proper authentication by library staff).

To learn more about Odilo and all of their products and services, visit www.odilo.us.

About the Publishers

With the objective of publishing exciting books across a broad range of categories, Hachette Book Group presents leading writers in narrative nonfiction, business, science, history, health and wellness, pop culture, sports, and humor, along with fresh talents in fiction including literary voices, thrillers, and stories of universal appeal. Some bestselling authors include David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, James Patterson, and Nicholas Sparks.

HarperCollins Publishers is one of the leading consumer book publishers in the world. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 65 unique imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in over 30 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. HarperCollins bestselling authors in Odilo include Dianne Mott Davidson, Eloisa James, J.A. Jance, and Veronica Roth.

Macmillan, comprised of a distinctive group of publishing companies, including St. Martin’s Press, Henry Holt & Company, and W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers. Macmillan publishes a broad range of quality works – including award-winning fiction and nonfiction, and inspired and much-loved children’s books. Macmillan bestselling authors include Siobhan Parkinson, Nick Bruel, Tom Clancy, and Jackie Collins.

Bestselling author John Green’s The Fault in our Stars was published by Penguin Random House, which is considered the largest trade book publisher. Penguin Random House operates its own imprint, along with many others including Bantam, Pantheon, and Doubleday. Committed to spreading the love of reading, other bestselling authors include Gillian Flynn, Jen Lancaster, and Gary Paulson.

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books across a wide variety of genres and formats. Bestselling authors include Anthony Doerr, author of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner All The Light We Cannot See, Stephen King, David McCullough, and Rachel Renée Russell, author of the popular Dork Diaries series.

About Odilo

Odilo is a privately held Spanish and USA based company dedicated to developing the most innovative and creative solutions for libraries. With over 2,000 customers worldwide, Odilo offers a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials. Currently used in 43 countries, Odilo defines and designs  efficient, user-friendly solutions, serving the needs of public, private, university, school, and special interest libraries, while enabling them to transition into the future. Odilo is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Denver, Colorado; Mexico City, Mexico; and New York, New York.

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Media Contact:

Katie Klossner,

Senior Marketing Manager – North America and Australia

katie@odilo.us, 248-285-1266

For product demonstrations or sales questions, please contact sales@odilo.us.

To join Odilo’s family of publishing partners, please contact Nadine Billard, nadine@odilo.us.

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Special author event at ALA conference: Her Wild Oats, a living testament to late author’s life.

(Denver, CO) June 3, 2015:

In 2014, Untreed Reads posthumously published Her Wild Oats, written by the late Kathi Kamen Goldmark, and edited and promoted by her husband, Sam Barry. ODILO proud to host Untreed Reads and Sam Barry in their booth (#2741) on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 3 p.m., during the Annual Conference of the American Library Association in San Francisco.

Completed shortly before her untimely death from breast cancer, Goldmark’s Her Wild Oats is a honky-tonk road story about two unlikely pals: A smart young woman, Arizona Rosenblatt, who leaves home (and her role as assistant to a high-powered Hollywood executive) when she discovers her husband is having an affair; and thirteen-year-old Otis Ray ‘Wild Oats’ Pixlie, boy genius harmonica player. In the end, Otis Ray learns what it means to be an adult, Arizona discovers the life she wants, and they both figure out the true meaning of love and family.

Goldmark’s husband, Sam Barry, has been in publishing for 25 years as an editor, publisher, teacher, and author of several books. In addition, Barry is a member of The Rock Bottom Remainders, which his late wife cofounded with other authors including Stephen King, Dave Barry, Amy Tan, and Mitch Album. Untreed Reads is a publishing, distribution, and production company with an emphasis on independent authors and publishers.

Barry, who works tirelessly to promote his late wife’s book, will be signing her books in the ODILO booth, #2741. A limited number of free books and eBooks will be available.

To learn more about ODILO and all of their products and services, visit www.odilo.us

About ODILO

ODILO is a privately held Spanish and USA based company dedicated to developing the most innovative and creative solutions for libraries. With over 2,000 customers worldwide, ODILO offers a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials. Currently used in 43 countries, ODILO defines and designs efficient, user-friendly solutions, serving the needs of public, private, university, school, and special interest libraries, while enabling them to transition into the future. ODILO is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Denver, Colorado; Mexico City, Mexico; and New York, New York.

 

Media Contact:

Katie Klossner,

Senior Marketing Manager – North America and Australia

katie@odilo.us, 248-285-1266

For product demonstrations or sales questions, please contact sales@odilo.us

To join ODILO’s family of publishing partners, please contact Nadine Billard, nadine@odilo.us

 

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ODILO and Findaway team up to deliver popular eAudiobooks to libraries

“The continuing explosion of mobile devices has significantly expanded the audiobook market. The format is quickly gaining mainstream popularity and we are proud to be a leader in driving adoption of audiobooks to listeners around the world.”

-Mitch Kroll, Co-founder and CEO of Findaway.

ODILO announces an exciting new partnership with Findaway, a leading provider of digital audiobooks and technology solutions. The ODILO Digital Library will soon debut approximately 60,000 popular and bestselling eAudiobooks from every major publisher in the audiobook space. Findaway’s international presence will increase due to ODILO ‘s strong reputation in Spanish speaking countries, along with their quality Spanish language content from reputable publishers. With Findaway as their global partner, ODILO now offers an amazing catalog of eAudiobooks to their customers and readers.

“We continue to look for ways to innovate and bring stellar content and technology to our library partners. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best digital content lending platform for their staff and patrons,” said Rodrigo Rodriguez, CEO of ODILO.

eAudiobooks will be compatible on all devices using OdiloTK and OdiloAPPS. This includes the discovery, checkout, and listening capabilities, all powered by Findaway’s AudioEngine. Titles from Findaway are professionally engineered, enabling the highestquality listening experience. As with eBooks, library patrons will only need to register using their library login credentials. The access model is a one-copy, one-user perpetual license.

To learn more about ODILO and all of their products and services, visit our website.

About ODILO

ODILO is a privately held Spanish and USA based company dedicated to developing the most innovative and creative solutions for libraries. With over 2,000 customers worldwide, ODILO offers a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials. Currently used in 43 countries, ODILO defines and designs efficient, user-friendly solutions, serving the needs of public, private, university, school, and special interest libraries, while enabling them to transition into the future. ODILO is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Denver, Colorado; Mexico City, Mexico; and New York, New York.

About Findaway

Findaway is a global leader in digital content delivery. With the invention of Playaway pre-loaded devices, they transformed the way that audiobooks, eBooks, videos and learning tools are circulated in 40,000 libraries, schools, and military installations. To learn more about Findaway and the Findawayers who make it all happen, visit http://www.findawayworld.com/.

Media Contact:

Katie Klossner, Senior Marketing Manager

North America and Australia

katie@odilo.us, 248-285-1266

For product demonstrations or sales questions, please contact sales@odilo.us

To join ODILO’s family of publishing partners, please contact Nadine Billard, nadine@odilo.us

 

 

OdiloPlace Goes Live in the U.S, Featuring 60,000+ titles from HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and More.

Miami, FL  – ODILO announces the launch of OdiloPlace, their digital content marketplace featuring titles from publishers such as ABDO, Atlantic Publishing, Book View Café, Diversion Books, Encyclopedia Britannica, Enslow Publishers, HarperCollins Publishers, Little Pickle Press, Macmillan, Open Road Media, Prologue, Simon & Schuster, Rowman & Littlefield, Untreed Reads Publishing, Xist Publishing, and many others. Additional titles from other big, mid, and small publishers are expected soon. ODILO products and services allow libraries to better manage digital content, integrate a mix of content sources, and distribute high-quality content to patrons in mere seconds. Unlike other expensive content management systems, ODILO offers flexible and affordable pricing, along with bestselling books in a variety of languages.

OdiloPlace will debut with over 60,000 titles, covering in-demand subjects such as autobiography, biography, business and economics, comics and graphic novels, education, fiction, health and wellness, non-fiction, and more. Titles from HarperCollins Publishers are available for 26 lends, and can be renewed afterwards. Titles from Macmillan are available to libraries for two years or 52 lends (whichever comes first). Titles from Simon & Schuster are available for one year. All other titles are available on a perpetual one-user, one-copy license.

With ODILO’s strong presence in Spanish speaking countries, high quality Spanish language content from reputable publishers, along with top circulating eBooks from Spain and Latin America libraries, are also part of the catalog. In fact, North American customers will be able to read Spanish bestsellers at the same time as Spanish customers. Through a partnership with Prologue, OdiloPlace customers also have access to eBooks in French, with German, Portuguese, and Italian coming soon.

To simplify and streamline the selection and purchase process, OdiloPlace offers library customers several curated collections of popular titles. Competitive pricing allows customers to use their savings for other essential library needs or additional digital content. ODILO is dedicated to providing an open ecosystem where libraries can buy books from the marketplace, along with publishers and digital content providers of their choice (with no technical restrictions). eBooks are compatible with numerous devices, including Android devices, eReaders (Kobo, SONY, and NOOK), iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch, Kindle Tablets, Macs, NOOK Tablets, PCs, and smartphones. In addition, while the digital content and publisher relations continues to grow, the ODILO system provides essential collection management tools, such as statistic and analytic reports.

To learn more about ODILO’s unique content management system, a free webinar, entitled “The Digital Content Revolution is Here” with renowned eBook specialist James LaRue, will take place on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 1pm ET. Learn more or register here.

For more information about OdiloPlace, please visit http://marketplace.odilo.us. To learn about all of ODILO’s products and services, visit http://www.odilo.us.

About ODILO
ODILO is a privately held Spanish and USA based company dedicated to developing the most innovative and creative solutions for libraries. As one of the leading solutions in Europe and Latin America, ODILO offers a comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials. Currently being used in 43 countries, ODILO defines and designs efficient, user-friendly solutions, serving the needs of public, private, university, school, and special interest libraries, while enabling them to transition into the future. ODILO is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, with offices in Cartagena, Spain; Miami, Florida; Mexico City, Mexico; New York, New York; and Denver, Colorado. Details on all products and services can be found at http://www.odilo.us.

Media Contact:
Katie Klossner,
Marketing Manager – North America and Australia
katie@odilo.us, 248-285-1266

For product demonstrations or sales questions, please contact Monique Sendze, sales@odilo.us.

To join ODILO’s family of publishing partners, please contact Nadine Billard, nadine@odilo.us.

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The digital content revolution is here

Aggregators, authors, libraries, and publishers have all had to adapt to new, and sometimes not so desirable, business models. The content available to libraries has diversified, and the Big 5 publishers no longer exclusively hold the keys to the Kingdom. Creative and alternative models now allow ownership of titles with different leasing models, such as the renowned DCL Model. Do you know where the market will go next and how best to prepare?

Join Jamie LaRue, former Douglas County Libraries Director, CEO of LaRue and Associates, and ALA Candidate for President, as he discusses emerging models and solutions offered by Odilo, an innovative technology and digital content provider for libraries.

This webinar will help your organization to:

  • Save money. Buying content through Odilo saves real dollars, which means more content for your patrons.
  • Preserve your investment. Continue using existing solutions (OverDrive, 3M, and B&T) as a better competitive source for getting your content.
  • Explore new streams of content beyond the Big Five – at greater savings and with real ownership. This includes midlist, regional, independent, and even local self-published content.
  • Build consortia. Expand offerings by sharing technical infrastructure.
  • Integrate your collections. Your patrons don’t care which vendor you use, as long as they can easily browse and find what they want. Use a Readers First-compliant tool that gives you one search for everything.

If you want to register for the upcoming webinar, access this link WEBINAR

 

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Come to Visit Us!

Odilo is going to be present in the ALA Midwinter, which will take place between  January 30 and February 2 2015.

Be sure to stop by our booth 4635 to learn more about our products and exciting development and updates regarding our Odilo suite of products!

We’ll be waiting for you!

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OdiloConsortia™ to Power the eBook Pilot Project for the State Library of New South Wales in Australia.

Odilo is delighted to announce that OdiloConsortia, the Odilo eBook Platform for eBook purchasing, management and lending, will power the State Library of New South Wales eBook Management Platform Pilot project.

The State Library of New South Wales, Australia is embarking on a 12 month trial of the DCL eBook model using Odilo’s OdiloConsortia™ solution. Through this project, the State Library will be partnering with two public library services and intends to explore the full gamut of content options from local authors, independent and mid-lists publishers in Australia. The pilot will explore the options of consortia shared collections alongside localized collections and the viability of extending the platform to a statewide solution. Odilo’s content and strategic publisher relations managers will be working closely with the pilot libraries to assist them secure contracts with publishers.

“This project is a very important step for libraries in Australia as it seeks to diversify the eContent collections available through public libraries whilst creating a sustainable eLending model for all stakeholders. We have started talking to some independent and mid-list Australian publishers and they appear to be very receptive to the idea”, said Ross Balharrie, Project Manager for this pilot project.

The platform will be the first independent open eBook platform in Australia. Through this project the State Library of New South Wales and the participating libraries will be able to:

  • Provide more digital content to their user communities.
  • Access midlist, independent, locally produced content or self-published works.
  • Enhance their purchasing power.
  • Share their collections or acquire titles for use only by their respective library system
  • Overcome the complexities that come with a project of this magnitude

The pilot libraries will also be able to create their own library purchasing centers in addition to the open Marketplace offered by OdiloTID and deeply integrate the platform into their existing ILMS systems.

Rodrigo Rodriguez, CEO of Odilo believes that “Australian libraries can highly benefit from cooperation in terms of content and technology sharing. By working together, libraries can provide better digital collections for their patrons.” Rodriguez also stated that: “This is why we are committed to partnerships with libraries of all types around the globe to offer them a solution that is flexible, intuitive, patron-friendly, full-featured, and scalable and fits well within library budgets of all sizes.“

About State Library of New South Wales

The State Library of NSW is regarded as one of the great libraries of the world. As a developing center of digital excellence, the Library engages online across NSW, Australia and globally. Its collections are increasingly delivered digitally for all to use and repurpose, providing depth for the researcher and stimulus to the creative industries. The State Library works in partnership with the public library network to enrich the lives of people and communities across NSW.The State Library of NSW’s mission to strengthen the community by being the trusted provider of quality information services is demonstrated by the quality of products, programs and staff that fulfills the needs of the community.

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

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Odilo Signs Deal with The Library Network in Southeast Michigan to Provide eBook Lending and Digital Content Management Solution.

Miami, FL — The Library Network (TLN), a public library cooperative serving 65 libraries in southeast Michigan, has signed a 3 year agreement with Odilo for an eBook management platform. This new partnership with Odilo initially has 30 TLN member libraries participating; with plans to expand the service to the entire membership in the future. Odilo will provide technology, content and distribution services as well as full integration with integrated library systems for seamless discovery and access. The service will diversify and strengthen the availability of digital content for the patrons of TLN member libraries from “Big 5”, mid-list, small, and independent publishers, as well as from self-published and local authors. This partnership ensures that TLN member libraries will continue to be leaders in the provision of digital content to their patrons.

“Our TLN member library staff is very excited to begin working with Odilo, said Jim Pletz, Executive Director of The Library Network. We are ready to give patrons of TLN member libraries a variety of options for accessing eBook content and to complement our existing digital offerings as we collaborate with Odilo on this new initiative.”

The Library Network will be joining our family of over 1000 libraries in Europe and Latin America as one of the first to go live with the new Odilo eBook management platform in the U.S; following eVoke in Colorado, Asbury Theological Seminary Library, Claremont School of Theology Library, Corban University/Western Seminary Library, Episcopal Divinity School Library, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Library, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary Library and Westminster Theological Seminary Library. “We are committed to partnerships with libraries of all types around the globe to offer them a solution that is flexible, intuitive, patron-friendly, full-featured, and scalable and fits well within their budgets”, said Rodrigo Rodriguez, CEO of Odilo.

Work on the new integrated Odilo service into the libraries existing portfolio of digital content offering will begin immediately and the new service will go live in late 2014 or early 2015.

 

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Odilo and Telefonica present in Madrid the current situation of the e-book

Do not miss our upcoming event that will take place on October 9. The event will be held in collaboration with Telefónica and will focus on the Integration of different sources of content in libraries and experiences in library management of digital content.

In it we will review the current situation of  the ebook in the United States and elsewhere. We will also discuss the importance of integrating digital content and physical collections and speak about future trends in the consumption of digital content.

The event will feature the following speakers: Marshall Breeding, a reference in technology in libraries and member of the American Library Association and Monique Sendze, Manager of the Evoke Project in Colorado, the first network of digital libraries in the United States. Florencia García Oyanedel,director of the digital public network of libraries in Chile, will also join us to speak about the successful case of Chilean public libraries that work each day with Odilo’s software to grow the digital library.

Other speakers will be Sonsoles Rodríguez, director of the library of the Catholic University of Avila and Manuel Gil, content director in Odilo and a reference in the publishing sector.

If you want to register for the upcoming event access this link: http://www.odilo.biz/evento2014/

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Active Venture Partners, Telefónica Amerigo, invests €2.2m in Odilo

  • The investment will allow Odilo to increase its presence particularly in the US, where the Company has completed notable projects such as the first state-wide network for U.S. libraries to lend e-books.
  • Headquartered in Madrid and with offices in New York, Miami and Cartagena, Odilo will be able to consolidate the leadership in this niche with its new strategic partner.

Odilo, a company offering a comprehensive suite of products for lending digital content, has received a €2.2m investment from Active Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that targets entrepreneurial teams driving digital start-ups. ACTIVE was chosen by Telefonica to launch the first fund of the Amerigo network, a fund of funds with €300m under management.

The investment will accelerate Odilo’s growth in the U.S. and Latin America, where the Company has already completed notable projects such as the first state-wide network for U.S. libraries to lend e-books and the national network of libraries in Chile.

Having started in April 2011, initially as a company managing digital content, Odilo has positioned itself firmly in the market in only three years of existence. Its technology allows more than 5 million users to access digital content offered by their libraries, schools, universities, professional associations, corporations or municipalities, changing the way we discover and consume such content. The CEO, Rodrigo Rodriguez, says “Odilo removes the technology barriers, allowing any institution to offer all kinds of digital content to its users whilst ensuring compliance with copyright laws.”

Odilo is a pioneer in creating the first open platform selling digital content licenses in Spanish (OdiloPlace) and the first library management system in the world that integrates management of physical and digital book lending (OdiloTT).

The company also sells its proprietary archive management software (A3W) that has already been implemented by the Superior Court of Justice of Spain, Mexico’s Notarial System and top Mexican companies such as Pemex.

“With ACTIVE’s support and expertise in growth and internalization processes, we will gain speed entering strategic markets and closing new customers.” Rodrigo continues.

Ricard Söderberg, founding partner of ACTIVE, comments: “Digital content for mass consumption has been around for many years, and still most libraries and schools have not adapted to these new formats and tools. The market is huge and Odilo has all the ingredients to become an industry leader. “

 

About Odilo
Odilo, founded in April 2011, is dedicated to software for lending digital content, distribution of digital content for lending, and document management tools both for physical and digital content. The company has tripled sales in recent years and has customers in the US, Latin America, Europe and Australia.
www.odilo.us, @odilotid

 

About Active Venture Partners
ACTIVE is a European venture capital company focused on positively disrupting its traditional sector. Spearheaded by a diverse, passionate and multinational team, it is building a reputation for providing support that goes beyond capital for high growth businesses. With a presence in Spain, Germany and Scandinavia, ACTIVE targets entrepreneurial teams driving digital start-ups and seeking holistic partnerships based on shared values and pro-active support. Start-up founders connect to the unique ACTIVE community to engage with sector specialists, growth experts and senior advisors. Since 2004 ACTIVE has invested in 24 companies in two funds totalling €74m. In 2007, ACTIVE created the Venturepreneurs’ Organisation, which promotes relationships between successful serial entrepreneurs investing in early stage companies.
www.active-vp.com, @activevp

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OdiloConsortia™ to Power the Colorado Statewide eBook Pilot Project

OdiloTID USA is delighted to announce that OdiloConsortia: the Odilo eBook Platform for eBook purchasing, management and lending, will power the Colorado Statewide eBook Pilot project (eVokeColorado) funded by a recent LSTA/IMLS grant.

Beginning in October, pilot libraries throughout the state of Colorado will offer eBooks to their communities via different channels for eBook lending. The model apart from big publishers will incorporate library-created content, as well as content from midlist publishers, emerging small, independent and self-publishers. It also integrates eBook titles from large distributors, such as OverDrive and 3M.

The platform will be the first independent, statewide, open eBook platform in the U.S., and will break through restrictions imposed on library eBooks by the major publishers. Through The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), which oversees the holdings of more than 40 rural and small libraries of various types (public, school, academic, special), all Colorado libraries will be able to:
• Provide more digital content to their patrons and their communities.
• Access midlist, independent, or self-published works.
• Publish or share library-produced digital works, such as local histories.
• Enhance purchasing power for all libraries.

Colorado Libraries will be able to create their own library purchasing centers in addition to the open Marketplace offered by OdiloTID. Libraries will be able to share their collections or acquire titles for use only by their respective library systems. The OdiloTID platform will integrate with existing ILS systems and other eContent delivery solutions.

OdiloTID will work with grant partners CLiC and Douglas County Libraries to integrate with the Open Source Discovery Layer, VuFind and the Open Source ILS Koha.
“The project represents an important alternative to today’s fragmented and distributor-centric market. It allows libraries to better manage emerging content, and integrate a mix of content sources.” said Jamie Larue, Director of the Douglas County Libraries and Project Director.

Rodrigo Rodriguez, President of OdiloTID of America & Middle East, believes that other states can follow in the steps of Colorado and that this can be the first step toward a U.S National eBook Library Lending System. OdiloTID has experience creating and launching national and big library networks worldwide, said Rodriguez. A country-wide OdiloTID platform in Chile serves two million patrons, a statewide platform serves Badajoz Spain, and the Instituto Cervantes International platform serves libraries in 45 countries. OdiloTID has also launched a pilot project with some of The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) member libraries.

OdiltoTID has worked closely with Monique Sendze, IT Director for Douglas County Librariesand project manager for this effort. Sendze said she finds the Odilo platform “mature, robust, scalable and flexible.”

About OdiloTID
OdiloTID is a privately held Spain and U.S based company which is a spin off from a company with over 25 years’ experience in library services and archive solutions. OdiloTID was created in April 2011 with the objective of specializing in the eBooks and content sector. OdiloTID is exponentially growing every year, serving thousands of organizations in the public and private sector across USA, Europe and Latin America. OdiloTID’s services are present in 47 countries.
www.odilotid.com