Manchester, UK – 13th January 2021
bibliotheca has been awarded a position on ESPO Framework 376E for eBooks, eAudiobooks and Print Books, for bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary digital lending platform and app.
ESPO’s Framework 376E offers access to pre-approved suppliers who have been assessed for their ability to provide organisations with a digital eBook and eAudiobook lending. The framework is available for use by all public and not-for-profit organisations in the UK, including local authorities, library trusts, universities and community organisations.
Suppliers listed on the framework were assessed based upon their financial stability, track record, experience, and technical and professional ability.
“We are thrilled to have been awarded a position on ESPO’s digital platform framework, as ESPO is a tried and tested procurement process for UK libraries,” says Chris Millican, bibliotheca Sales Director, UK. “Our position on the framework will make it easier than ever for libraries across the UK to take advantage of the best digital reading experiences, sharing algorithms, and everything cloudLibrary has to offer.”
More than just a digital lending platform, cloudLibrary has three powerful modules that support service models and community needs, so libraries can offer users an intuitive and engaging digital experience that seamlessly complements physical library circulation activities.
cloudLibrary content, the digital lending module, features the new Cirrus reader for a best-in-class digital reading experience. As libraries struggle to meet growing demand for digital materials amongst Covid-related budget cuts, cloudLibrary offers several opportunities for libraries to affordably increase their digital collections, including Pay-Per-Download and cloudLink, which allows neighbouring libraries to share digital titles.
To learn more about cloudLibrary, cloudLink, and alternative purchasing models, watch our Digital sharing and collection development strategies beyond Covid-19 webinar on-demand. This free webinar features a collaborative discussion with two library leaders adjusting their collection development strategies to meet the evolving needs of patrons.
Originally established in 1981 to provide a comprehensive procurement service to Leicestershire County Council and Lincolnshire County Council, ESPO has since grown into
one of the UK’s largest public sector owned professional buying organisations. We specialise in providing a wide range of goods and services to the public sector and offer a comprehensive, one-stop shop solution of over 27,000 catalogue products, 120 frameworks and bespoke procurement services, all with free support and advice available from our expert teams.