Ingram expands CoreSource for British Library

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Ingram Content Group has expanded its CoreSource platform to include direct distribution to the British Library, making it easy for publishers to comply with United Kingdom legal deposit law.     

'The principle of legal deposit has been well established for over four centuries, and has helped the British Library build an unrivalled collection of publishing,' said Andrew Davis, legal deposit and digital acquisitions manager at the British Library.  

'Through new legal deposit regulations, we are now beginning to build a comprehensive library of electronic publications, and we are pleased that Ingram's CoreSource platform will help us achieve that.'

Publishers and distributors in the UK have a legal obligation to send one copy of each of their printed books and paper publications to the Legal Deposit Office of the British Library within one month of publication. As of 6 April, publishers are also now able to submit non-print works, including e-book content, to comply with new legal deposit regulations.

Ingram has developed a distribution option within its CoreSource platform to allow publishers to seamlessly submit content to the British Library and comply with e-book submission legal requirements.

Many publishers use the CoreSource platform for digital asset management in the UK, and Taylor & Francis and Kogan Page will be among the first to use the platform to furnish the British Library with e-book content. The British Library intends to work with up to 25 UK e-book publishers in 2013 as it begins to scale up digital collecting under the digital legal deposit regulations.

'Ingram's market leading CoreSource platform helps publishers deliver e-books efficiently to destinations worldwide, all from one system,' said David Taylor, senior vice president for internet content acquisition at Ingram Content Group.  'We are pleased that it has a role in helping the British Library ensure that our nation's published digital content is collected and preserved for future generations.'