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HCC’s Learning Resources Center to offer new eBooks for patrons

Beginning December 14, 2009, the Halifax Community College Learning Resources Center (LRC) and all North Carolina libraries will offer library patrons 318 new eBooks made available through NC LIVE with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the State Library of North Carolina.

The new eBooks, with subjects focusing primarily on classic literature, history, biography, language learning, health, and medicine, are available to library patrons both within the LRC, and remotely via any Internet connection.  Patrons at all 197 NC LIVE member libraries have free online access to the new collection of eBooks through the library’s website at http://www.halifaxcc.edu/Library/ click “Electronic Resources” or from www.nclive.org.


Members of the LRC staff are excited to offer the new content to libraries across North Carolina.  “Budgets are tight right now and many libraries are unable to bring anything new to their patrons.  By purchasing these eBooks collaboratively, the whole state will benefit,” said the college’s LRC Director Mary Gail Cooper.


NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide online library, purchased the eBooks through Ingram Digital and will make the books available through their MyiLibrary® platform. MyiLibrary® is the Ingram Content Group’s industry-leading e-content aggregation platform for public, academic and professional libraries around the world.


Readers can view the books online without downloading any material and no proprietary eBook reader is needed to view the books.


Rich Rosy, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Library Services and Institutional Solutions said, “We are delighted to be working with NC LIVE to help deliver new electronic content to participating public and academic libraries across the state.” 


Rosy continued, “NC LIVE is an innovator in the library community.  We’re pleased to be part of their efforts to respond to the needs of their users and look forward to helping them achieve long-term value and success through our digital program.”  



NC LIVE is North Carolina’s statewide online library.  Patrons from the state's public libraries, as well as students, faculty, and staff from any of North Carolina's community colleges, independent colleges and universities, and public universities can access all NC LIVE content at no cost.  Designed for at-home use, NC LIVE resources are available from any Internet connection at www.nclive.org.  The NC LIVE collection includes electronic resources for children and adults on topics ranging from careers, business, and investing, to auto repair, health, history, and genealogy.  Contact your local library for access to NC LIVE.  For more information, please visit www.nclive.org.


About State Library of North Carolina

The State Library of North Carolina is a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources and works in partnership with communities to develop library service, coordinates statewide programs for all types of libraries, and offers direct library service to state employees, genealogy researchers, and people who have visual and physical handicaps. 


Library Services and Technology Act grant programs administered by the State Library of North Carolina are made possible by federal Library Services and Technology Act State Program funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


About Ingram

Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Digital, Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and Ingram Marketing Group Inc. For more information, visit www.ingramdigital.com or www.ingramcontent.com.  MyiLibrary® is Ingram Digital’s industry-leading e-content aggregation platform for public, academic and professional libraries around the world.