EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Alibris announced today a new service available through its business agreement with Coutts Information Services that allows library customers to select their own copies of out-of-print books, using new features of iFound.
Although Coutts, which is part of Ingram Content Group, has been reselling out-of-print books from Alibris for Libraries through iFound for years, this new service will streamline the process by allowing customers to select their own copy in the OASIS database. This will give customers much more control over the selection and help expedite the process. Books will be shipped and invoiced from Coutts. Book processing and cataloging are also available.
Although other library distributors offer out-of-print books, Coutts is the first academic distributor in North America to fully integrate Alibris books into their own online order database, allowing customers to choose new and used book copies based on price and condition.
"Ingram has earned its lead position and reputation in the industry by delivering innovative and fully integrated solutions for our clients," said Bob Nardini, Coutts's Group Director of Client Integration and Head Bibliographer. "We're very pleased to work with Alibris to offer libraries another tool to help them streamline their order process, and provide a solid system for them to be able to order out-of-print books as part of their regular monograph order workflow."
"Alibris is thrilled to deepen our relationship with Coutts and is dedicated to providing libraries with greater selection and choice; the integration of our sellers' unmatched selection directly into iFound makes it even more seamless," said Brian Elliott, Alibris President & CEO. "Our objective is to help our global network of independent sellers thrive by providing access to the broadest possible base of buyers."
Alibris is the premier online marketplace for independent sellers of new and used books, music, and movies, as well as rare and out-of-print titles. Read more about us.
Coutts Information Services is part of Ingram Content Group. Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com.
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