Baker & Taylor is one of the world’s largest distributors of eBooks and multimedia content. Their popular Axis 360 program is a digital media circulation and management platform, used by many of the country’s top public K-12 schools and academic libraries. The company announced today they have developed a new mobile version of their Axis 360 service to work on most tablets, phones and e-Readers.
“People are reading more eBooks in more places with more devices, and today’s enhancement to Axis 360 ensures that their local library’s digital collection is always there for them,” said George Coe, President of Library & Education at Baker & Taylor. “To help libraries boost the circulation of digital materials, we have adapted the outstanding features of Axis 360 to the functionality and convenience of mobile devices. This gives patrons the freedom to check out eBooks not just at home, but in line at the grocery store, waiting at a doctor’s office, or anywhere else they might want to enjoy content.”
Since Baker & Taylor released Axis 360, hundreds of libraries have signed on to leverage the platform’s ease of use, broad content offerings, accessibility features and flexibility of formats. Their platform is also held in very high regard from people with vision problems, with their wide accessibility. The company just announced a few weeks ago that they have adopted the popular EPUB format, to make their offerings compatible with all current e-readers, but Amazon.
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