IPSWICH, Mass. — August 2, 2012 —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 EBSCOhost®. EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and YBP have expanded the EBSCO eBook models that are available in YBP’s acquisition and collection development interface.
EBSCO Publishing Senior Director of eBook Products, Ken Breen, says working with YBP to make EBSCO’s eBook content available via multi-user and Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) options through GOBI3 is part of EBSCO’s commitment to provide more choice to librarians and their patrons. “We 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 they’ve requested. eBooks are a priority for EBSCO and we will continue to make them available where and when libraries need them.”
EBSCO customers have long been able to order eBooks through GOBI3 using the single user (1U) model. The upgraded access provides more flexibility to library selectors acquiring titles from eBooks on EBSCOhost through GOBI3. In addition to single user, the integration includes three user (3U) and unlimited user (UU) access models, as well as Demand-Driven Acquisitions. eBooks from EBSCO are all available with no fees and no markups, making it as convenient and cost-effective as possible for librarians adding to their collections.
Senior Vice President of Sales at YBP Mark Kendall says, “YBP’s unique value proposition is to build bridges between digital content providers such as EBSCO, publishers, and the libraries and consortia YBP serves. Our work together with EBSCO will provide libraries with more platform choices and flexibility to acquire the content they and their patrons require.”
Since adding eBooks to EBSCOhost, EBSCO has worked to improve access and the availability of titles and options for librarians to choose how collections are developed. Having eBooks on EBSCOhost titles available through GOBI3 allows selectors to view and select eBooks through the library’s existing workflow. Librarians will be able to select single user and multi-user access (1U, 3U and UU), as well as choose titles to make available through DDA, allowing libraries to pre-select titles that are only purchased when patron usage determines need.
More information is available at www.ebscohost.com/ebooks and www.ybp.com.