Received a press release from Gale/Cengage today. Baker and Taylor will now distribute the GVRL e-book collection, Lit Crit, and the Directory Library.Â B&T is the first wholesaler to sell GVRL.Â See the full press release below.
Lots of great press releases this week from the Frankfurt Book Fair.Â Here’s one from B&T.
Baker & Taylor and K-NFB Reading Technology Partnership to Deliver an Immersive, Next Generation Reading Experience, Baker & Taylor, Inc( 10/14/2009 )
World’s Premier Distributor of Physical and Digital Media Content Joins Forces with Pioneer in Reading Technologies
FRANKFURT, Germany – October 14, 2009 – Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world’s largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, today at Frankfurt Book Fair announced a partnership to provide digital media content for K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc.’s e-reader.
In its latest in a series of digital media partnerships, Baker & Taylor will acquire and distribute digital media for the soon-to-be-released e-reader, which delivers the most advanced, flexible and open reading platform technology developed to date. K-NFB Reading Technology is a joint venture between Kurzweil Technologies Inc., an innovator and pioneer in reading technologies and the creator of the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, and the National Federation of the Blind, the largest, most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. Continue reading Baker & Taylor partners with K-NFB
Tish Wilson from ebrary just emailed me this press release:
CIBER Opens Global Library Survey in Conjunction with Charleston Conference, ebrary, and YBP
September 28, 2009 â€“ London, UK â€“ The CIBER research group at University College London (UCL) today invited all libraries to participate in an international survey examining challenges, trends, and best practices in tough economic times. Based on input from nearly 200 librarians worldwide, the questionnaire is now available and will remain open through October 18. Results of the survey, which is co-sponsored by Baker & Taylorâ€™s YBP Library Services and ebraryÂ®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, will be announced at the Charleston Conference, November 4-7 in Charleston, SC, USA. Continue reading Librarians – CIBER Global Library Survey open through October 18th
I received this press release today from ebrary.
YBP to Co-Sponsor CIBERâ€™s Library Survey with ebrary, Results to be Announced at Charleston Conference
September 22, 2009 â€“ Charlotte, NC â€“Baker & Taylorâ€™s YBP Library Services today announced that it is co-sponsoring CIBERâ€™s library survey with ebraryÂ®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies. Based on input from more than 170 librarians worldwide, the CIBER survey will examine electronic resources challenges, trends and best practices in tough economic times. The survey questionnaire will be available to all libraries later this month, and results will be announced at the Charleston Conference, November 4-7 in Charleston, SC. Continue reading YBP and ebrary co-sponsor CIBER study on electronic resources challenges, trends, best practices
Great news from Gale/Cengage and YBP (Baker & Taylor).Â GVRL, LitCrit and Gale Directory titles can now be purchased through YBP services.Â This is wonderful news and comes on the heels of the recenet B&T and ebrary partnership.Â Clearly publishers and aggregators are finally working together to make purchasing ebooks as seamless as the print book.Â It’s about time!Â What is unclear in the press release is the pricing of Gale titles.Â Typically these are sold on a Tier model, based on FTE.Â I’ll post more once I hear about the pricing.
Big news from Baker & Taylor. Â They announced today a partnership withÂ ebrary for an “integrated digital media platform.”Â B&T will provide seamless purchase of either print or electronic content through this new platform.Â The partnership also allows B&T to create it’s own digital content for distribution via the ebrary platform.What a convenience for libraries.Â No longer will you spend hours tracking down ebook ISBN’s, prices, and ordering information from a multitude of websites. Â Those libraries usingÂ YBP – part of the B&T family, have had the pleasure of purchasing print or electronic books through the GOBI platform since January, 2007. Â The wider B&T partnership now takes this convenience across library markets.Â This will really become a one-stop shop once ebrary establishes theirÂ demand driven purchasing model. Perhaps patrons could use the system to choose e or p versions of titles!