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→
Just received an email from Valerie Yaw at JSTOR with great news for libraries using GOBI.Â You can now purchase JSTOR ebooks through GOBI.Â Valerie said that both a single-user model and unlimited-user model (available for 60% of titles) are available through GOBI.Â The unlimited-user model offers unlimited simultaneous use, unlimited DRM-free chapter downloads, and unlimited printing and copy/paste.Â Libraries will need to sign JSTORâ€™s participation agreement for Books, available on their website here: http://about.jstor.org/agreements-riders.Â They offer tiered savings to libraries, and once they have an agreement on file, the library will see pricing in GOBI that reflects their savings level.Â Continue reading Books at JSTOR titles now available via GOBI→
A press release from Credo this morning discusses the ability to order reference titles on the Credo platform via GOBI3.Â More below:
May 7, 2013, Boston,Oxford â€“ In an effort to simplify the process of enhancing library collections with authoritative reference content from world-renowned publishers, Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions â€“ in partnership with YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor â€“ has made its titles available for purchase through GOBI3, YBPâ€™s acquisition and collection management database. Libraries now have the ability to select Credo as their preferred vendor for reference material as part of their eApproval Plans. Continue reading Credo titles now available through GOBI3→
IPSWICH, Mass. â€” August 2, 2012 â€”Librarians accustomed to selecting and managing their eBook collections through GOBI3 from YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, now have additional access options for the more than 320,000 eBook titles from eBooks on EBSCOhostÂ®. EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and YBP have expanded the EBSCO eBook models that are available in YBPâ€™s acquisition and collection development interface.
EBSCO Publishing Senior Director of eBook Products, Ken Breen, says working with YBP to make EBSCOâ€™s eBook content available via multi-user and Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) options through GOBI3 is part of EBSCOâ€™s commitment to provide more choice to librarians and their patrons. â€œWe know having top content available without any fees or markups is important to our library customers. Now, making the content more accessible within an established library workflow is another way EBSCO is giving our customers what theyâ€™ve requested. eBooks are a priority for EBSCO and we will continue to make them available where and when libraries need them.â€ Continue reading Order your EBSCO eBooks via GOBI3→
Ebook Ecosystem 2016: State of the Art, Five Years On
For the second consecutive year, YBP sponsored a special meeting of academic library consortia and publishers at the ALA Annual Conference.Â They invited select representatives of each community to discuss the special issues regarding the creation, distribution, models and formats of ebooks in consortia.Â Â Below is a summary of the presentations and discussion from the program.Â Mark Kendall and Ann-Marie Breaux from YBP took notes, other commentary is from Michael Zeoli.
Patron-Driven Acquisitions have exploded and many consortia have organized pilot programs; there have been many developments among publishers in terms of making front list titles available electronically and offering new collection options; and the vendors have been developing in tandem with libraries and publishers to support new collecting channels and services, integrating these with traditional ones. Continue reading eBook Ecosystem 2016: State of the Art, Five Years On – Summary of Program→
From an ebrary press release:Â ebraryÂ®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced the availability of usage-triggered Short-Term Loans.Â Currently in beta, this groundbreaking model provides libraries with all of the benefits of traditional short-term loans with the added advantage of only paying if titles are used.
ebraryâ€™s new Short-Term Loans can be a libraryâ€™s standalone cost-saving service, or used in conjunction with ebraryâ€™s Patron Driven Acquisition program to offer an additional layer of mediation before titles are triggered for purchase.Â As YBPâ€™s preferred e-book vendor, ebrary also makes Short-Term Loans available through YBPâ€™s Demand Driven Acquisition service. Continue reading ebrary launches use-triggered short-term loans→
ebraryÂ®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, and long-time partner YBP Library Services, today announced the launch of an integratedÂ Demand Driven AcquisitionÂ model that may be used in conjunction with Short Term Loans. The new program enables libraries to cost-effectively and efficiently provide patrons with access to vast amounts of information through their existing YBP workflow and only purchase e-books that are used.
YBP Library Services and Ebook Library (EBL) have announce that they have combined their unique strengths to create the first demand-driven approval plans.Â With this announcement, followed by developments to come later, the two companies will use the accurate, book-in-hand descriptions from YBPâ€™s approval process with the malleable patron-driven tools of EBL to offer a unique just-in-time approach to delivering books for their customers.Â Here is how the service works.
Libraries can use YBP â€˜s approval capabilities to indicate the books that they want, or do not want, to see, but rather than receive the titles as an automatic book or as a slip, they can designate them DDA (demand-driven acquisition).Â When a book fits the rules for a DDA title, YBP alerts EBL, and EBL delivers a url that goes into the bibliographic record.Â YBP sends the records to the library, which puts them in the OPAC.Â When a patron finds an interesting record, the url links them out to their EBL site.Â There, the student or faculty member has five minutes to browse the book and metadata before deciding whether they need to check it out. Continue reading YBP and EBL Partner for First Demand-Driven Approval Plan→
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