EBSCO Audiobooks’ New Design and Features Create an Enhanced User Experience for Libraries

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~ New Features Include Audiobook App, Simplified Purchasing Options & Additional Content ~

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The upgrades to EBSCO Audiobooks were designed to help libraries meet the diverse needs of their library users. EBSCO Audiobooks will transform their listening experience by offering a vast collection that they can access quickly and easily from anywhere.

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is enhancing its audiobook experience with a new design and additional features that provide an improved listening experience for libraries. EBSCO Audiobooks now offers a new audiobook app for listening on the go, an expanded collection of titles, improved delivery systems and a new, easy-to-use design.

By partnering with Findaway, a global leader in digital content delivery, EBSCO Audiobooks now provides access to audiobooks directly from mobile devices. With a simplified workflow and a fun, intuitive design, EBSCO Audiobooks pairs its quick and easy searching with the new EBSCO Audiobooks App, making on-the-go listening easier. The app allows library users to download audiobooks from their library collections directly to their device, and begin listening immediately.

The collaboration with Findaway also expands the collection of EBSCO Audiobooks, which now includes more than 50,000 titles that will appeal to a vast range of library users including leisure readers, researchers, language learners, alternative K-12 learners, vision impaired readers and hobby enthusiasts. EBSCO’s team of collection developers and librarians have created several new collections for academic, public library, K-12 and corporate libraries, including Award Winners, Popular Fiction and Popular Non-Fiction.

Laura Ricci, Senior Product Manager at EBSCO, says the new upgrades to the EBSCO Audiobooks offering will give libraries a bigger and better audiobook experience. “The upgrades to EBSCO Audiobooks were designed to help libraries meet the diverse needs of their library users. EBSCO Audiobooks will transform their listening experience by offering a vast collection that they can access quickly and easily from anywhere.”

Acquiring an EBSCO Audiobook is simple with the new, easy purchase model. Audiobooks are all available to purchase in EBSCOhost Collection Manager through a Single User perpetual access model. Authentication methods for EBSCO Audiobooks now include Personal User Authentication and SSO authentication to provide secure access to the audiobooks from both inside and outside of the library.

About Findaway
Findaway is a global leader in digital content delivery. With the invention of Playaway Preloaded Products, they transformed the way that audiobooks, eBooks, videos and learning tools are circulated in 40,000 libraries, schools, and military installations. They also revolutionized digital audiobook delivery with AudioEngine, the industry’s largest B2B audiobook delivery platform that enables brands to deliver one of the world’s largest collections of digital audiobooks within their own experience. To learn more about Findaway and the Findawayers who make it all happen, visit http://www.findaway.com.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy(at)ebsco(dot)com

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