Coutts Information Services Limited, an Ingram Content Group Inc. company, has been named the Statewide Primary Academic Book Supplier for higher educational institutions within the state of Florida.
Under the agreement, Coutts will provide coordinated collection development programs for both print books and e-books, firm order and standing order programs, and will also develop and manage both print and digital approval plans for participating libraries in the system.
Libraries participating in the voluntary statewide academic book supplier program gain shared access to the OASIS platform, a robust and comprehensive online library interface for bibliographic information and searching, book and e-book acquisition, collection development and workflow management. Through the single interface of OASIS, users are able to collaboratively access a database of millions of titles; search, select and manage orders online; download records; monitor standing orders; manage approval plans and new title notification plans; track orders and access management information.
Coordinated collection development with Ingram will allow libraries in the state to reduce duplication of titles and stretch dollars. With a statewide consortia relationship, libraries have greater purchasing power, allowing institutions to use savings for additional books and materials, further strengthening collections statewide.
The statewide academic book supplier agreement between Coutts and Florida State University will support The Florida College System (FCS), The Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) and the State University System (SUS). These three groups have a combined student enrollment of 829,000 students representing 68 institutions.