ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Library Systems and Services (LS&S) has begun enhancing collection management in the 83 public libraries it operates by implementing Edelweiss Analytics, a collaborative product between Above the Treeline and Ingram Content Group's Library Services. The rollout of the new analytics system will begin with several libraries in California.
Edelweiss Analytics gives libraries real-time access to information to compare their library circulation and holdings, including pre-publication orders, to peer libraries and previously unavailable retail sales data. Libraries can use the data to manage their collection and better anticipate patron demand.
"Book retailers are an important bellwether for knowing what titles and other materials are popular," says Chris Ourand, vice president of marketing and communications at LS&S. "With Edelweiss Analytics we no longer need to make purchasing or inventory decisions based on historical reports because we get immediate insight into what book readers like and can accommodate their needs quickly."
"With Edelweiss Analytics, we're able to open a window into a new world of data and information for libraries, helping them curate and enhance their collection management systems," said Dan Sheehan, VP & GM of Ingram Library Services. "We're happy to work with LS&S to bring their libraries access to this unique insight, which includes sales information from independent bookstores combined with library circulation data. It presents a clear picture of popular titles from across the country and regionally, along with a direct link to Ingram's inventory for easy and quick access to titles."
About Library Systems & Services
Library Systems & Services (LS&S) operates more than 80 public and special libraries around the country through public-private partnerships. Under this model the company enhances the collections, programs and technology that enables libraries to continue fulfilling educational and vocational needs. Communities gain an abundance of advantages ranging from simplified administration to improved literacy and strengthened workforce and economic development.
Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company got its start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into a comprehensive publishing industry services company that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., VitalSource Technologies Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, and ICG Ventures Inc. Learn more about Ingram Content Group at www.ingramcontent.com.
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