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    January 14th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    News Release
    January 12, 2011

    Top University Presses select Ingram’s CoreSource® platform for e-content management

    NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced agreements with two notable university presses for e-content management. The University of Michigan Press and The University Press of Kentucky have selected Ingram’s digital asset management platform, CoreSource®, to archive and distribute materials to partners worldwide.

    “The book industry is in the midst of transformation, and publishers need innovative and flexible digital title management solutions to respond to an evolving market,” said Marcus Woodburn, Vice President of Digital Products, Ingram Content Group. “We are pleased to be working with The University of Michigan Press and The University Press of Kentucky, providing them with the newest and relevant physical and digital distribution solutions and worldwide market reach to help them succeed and grow their businesses.”

    The University of Michigan Press, part of the University of Michigan Library, was founded 80 years ago and is a primary publishing unit of the University today. The Press publishes materials in a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines. It recently launched its innovative University of Michigan Digital Humanities Series, which advances understanding of the dynamic relationships between humanities and digital technologies. The Press has a mission of using the best technology to disseminate the information it publishes as freely and widely as possible, while preserving the integrity of published scholarship. To further its mission, the Press selected Ingram’s CoreSource® platform for digital file management and distribution of both frontlist and backlist titles.

    “Our collaboration with Ingram allows us to pair its CoreSource 2.0 technology architecture and digital asset management with its equally impressive and far-reaching content delivery expertise – both must-have solutions to succeed in the digital age and meet the growing needs of our readers worldwide,” said Karen Hill, Digital Manager, the University of Michigan Press. “We are delighted to be working with Ingram.”

    Sponsoring publishing since 1943, The University Press of Kentucky (UPK) publishes books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields in addition to books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. In the last quarter of this year, four titles from the press were reviewed positively by The Wall Street Journal. Those titles are Beetle: The Life of Walter Bedell Smith; Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film; How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers and Breeders; and Von Sternberg. UPK has selected Ingram’s CoreSource® for their electronic content management needs, making their entire frontlist and select backlist tiles available through the platform. UPK currently uses Ingram’s Lightning Source for their print-on-demand initiatives.

    “We selected Ingram for our e-content management needs because of our already successful track record with them, the positive reputation they have in the industry, and the proven strength of their digital solutions,” said John Hussey, Director of Marketing and Sales, The University Press of Kentucky. “With the publishing world changing at a record pace, it made good sense to select a partner who has the trust of the leading vendors of both print and electronic content.”

    Ingram’s CoreSource® is an easy to use, online solution for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content. CoreSource® delivers a secure, searchable content repository and a high-capacity data distribution network, allowing publishers to move digital content easily and swiftly from their organization to any channel partner globally. Lightning Source, the print-on-demand unit of Ingram Content Group, is the leading provider of comprehensive print-on-demand and distribution services to publishers worldwide.

    The University of Michigan Press, a part of the University of Michigan Library, serves as a primary publishing unit of the university, with special responsibility for the creation and promotion of scholarly, educational, and regional books and other materials in digital and print formats. The press publishes materials in a variety of humanities and social science disciplines; produces educational texts for student audiences, with special emphasis on English language teaching; publishes information that advances public understanding of the many vexed political, social, and cultural issues faced by a global, multicultural society; and produces regional books that contribute to fiction and the arts, human history, natural history, and the changing environment of Michigan and the Great Lakes. For more information, visit

    The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies. For more information visit

    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, Vital Source 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 Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit

    Contact: Keel Hunt 615.321.3110

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