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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2015  |  2550 Views
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"Enki" = a Sumerian deity of mischief, intelligence and creativity. 

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The enki Library is a shared open source eBook Network developed by Califa and Contra Costa County Library that allows California libraries to:

  • own and store eBooks for access by library patrons;
  • share access to more content than any individual library can purchase on its own;
  • add features and functionality lacking in current third-party vendor models; and
  • share access to unique local digitized content with other libraries within the Network.

  • Currently enki Library offers access to PDF and ePUB ebook formats. 
  • Kindle formats are not available.
  • Audiobook formats are not available.
  • Content is focused on smaller and independent publishers including, but not limited to, Workman, National Highlights, Akashic, Bancroft, Dzanc, InfoBase, Lerner, Permanent Press, Crossroad, Xist, University of California Press, Encyclopedia Britannica, and Smashwords.

Califa, a not-for-profit membership cooperative serving libraries in California, and Contra Costa County Library partnered to co-develop this open source eBook Network, shared by, and accessible to multiple library systems in California.

Funding for enki Library is through a Bay Area Library Information Systems (BALIS) Innovation Grant, Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) monies from  California State Library, and Califa.

For more info on enki, visit the enki Library support site.

Contra Costa County Library Launches enki Library press release.

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