Major publishers contribute thousands of titles to benefit students in need
February 24, 2016 – Open eBooks, a new initiative and e-reader app that will make thousands of popular, top-selling eBooks available to children in need for free, is launching today. First Lady Michelle Obama is releasing a video today raising awareness of the new opportunity for children. The initiative is designed to address the challenge of providing digital reading materials to children living in low-income households, and offers unprecedented access to quality digital content, including a catalog of eBooks valued at more than $250 million.
President Obama announced a nongovernmental eBooks effort in support of the ConnectED Initiative at the April 30 Kids Town Hall held by the White House at the Anacostia Branch of the District of Columbia Public Library. ConnectED is multi-pronged effort designed to provide all youth with access to high-quality digital learning tools. Since it launched, over 20 million more students have been connected to high-speed broadband in their schools and libraries and millions more are taking advantage of its free private sector resources. Open eBooks complements the new digital infrastructure to provide an opportunity for kids in need to have a world-class eLibrary in their homes. Continue reading Open eBooks Opens World of Digital Reading to Children for Free
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 25, 2015 â€“ Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced that its Evidence-based Selection Planning (ESP) service, which is supported by collectionHQâ€™s data analytics platform, will be made available for all U.S. public libraries following a successful pilot program.
ESP brings the art of Baker & Taylorâ€™s collection development expertise together with the science of collectionHQâ€™s data analytics, to create a decision support system integrated with Title Source 360, to equip libraries with the information to select the right titles and quantities, for the right locations. Continue reading Baker & Taylor and collectionHQ extend evidence-based selection planning
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 26, 2015 â€“ Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announces the release of its all-in-one Axis 360 mobile app, available for download this summer. The Axis 360 app provides Apple, Android and select Kindle mobile users the ability to discover, download and read ebooks or listen to digital audiobooks, within a single application.
â€œWe set out to create a next-generation experience that truly delivers simplicity, providing users with the functionality they need to discover and enjoy digital content instantaneously, no matter where they are, in three steps or less,â€ said Amandeep Kochar, EVP Software Products & Services of Baker & Taylor. â€œTo create the optimal, seamless app we aspired for, the process could not be rushed. Baker & Taylor is excited and proud of the end result â€” an all-encompassing design thatâ€™s intuitive, efficient and accessible to deliver the ultimate reading experience.â€ Continue reading Baker & Taylor Announces Launch of All-In-One Axis 360 Mobile App
Sunnyvale, CA â€“ February 26, 2015 – Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, and Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, have integrated the Boopsie Mobile App with Baker & Taylorâ€™s Axis 360 digital media library. The partnership will drive circulation and usage of Axis 360 and meet patronsâ€™ expectations for easy access to the libraryâ€™s digital information and entertainment materials.
Continue reading Boopsie’s mobile app now integrated with Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360
IPSWICH, Mass./CONTOOCOOK, N.H. â€” February 20, 2015 â€” EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is announcing a significant investment in the library workflow with the acquisition of YBP Library Services (YBP) from Baker &Taylor.
Founded in 1971, YBP Library Services has proudly served as the leader in delivering academic library workflow and â€œshelf readyâ€ solutions through its innovative suite of acquisition and metadata resources. GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information) serves as YBPâ€™s primary tool for the discovery and acquisition of digital and print monographic content. Relied upon by academic, research and special libraries worldwide, GOBI provides access to more than 12 million titles, including more than one million digital titles from leading aggregators and publishers. Continue reading EBSCO acquires YBP Library Services
CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 2, 2015 â€“ Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today the launch of its new Axis 360 app for both Apple and Android devices. The Axis 360 app offers mobile users the ability to discover, download and listen to digital audiobooks, as well as access ebooks to read, within a single application.
Axis 360 app users will enjoy increased functionality and ease-of-use, with one-stop access to content from their public or school library. Users can browse the library or schoolâ€™s entire digital collection or search for a specific title. Once they discover that perfect new release or longtime favorite, they can check it out using a built-in audiobook player in addition to the existing ebook reader. Axis 360 also presents recommendations from the libraryâ€™s collection, based on the userâ€™s selection. Continue reading Baker & Taylor launches new Axis 360 app, for Android and iOS devices
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 29, 2014 â€“ Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that it has integrated its Axis 360 digital media platform with Boopsie, the leading mobile app platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide. Continue reading Axis 360 Digital Media Platform now integrated with Boopsie
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 14, 2014 â€“ Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that API integration between its Axis 360 digital media platform and Innovativeâ€™s Polaris ILS has been completed, achieving a new milestone in simplified patron experience and digital library administration benefits. Continue reading Axis 360 API integration now available for Innovative’s Polaris ILS
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 12, 2014 â€“ Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, today announced an expansion of its widely-adopted Axis 360 digital media services into Canadian libraries, in partnership with well-known library service provider Whitehots Inc. Continue reading Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 expands to Canadian libraries through partnership with Whitehots
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 5, 2014 â€“ Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that its popular Axis 360 digital media platform is now integrated with the BiblioCommons discovery layer. This move ensures library patrons see and have access to all library materials from the online catalog â€“ whether physical or digital â€“ and creates a convenient experience for borrowing and enjoying ebooks and digital audiobooks in the patronâ€™s favorite reading apps and on their device of choice. Continue reading Baker & Taylor integrates Axis 360 with the BiblioCommons discovery layer