Credo titles now available through GOBI3

May 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

A press release from Credo this morning discusses the ability to order reference titles on the Credo platform via GOBI3.  More below:   May 7, 2013, Boston, Oxford – 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 […]

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Order your EBSCO eBooks via GOBI3

August 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

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 […]

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Interview with the YBP Library Services Digital Team

December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had a great conversation with the Digital Team from YBP Library Services.  We discussed the services they offer to libraries for print and eBook purchasing, including their new demand-driven model for individual libraries and consortia.  More information on the program is available in the digital services section of the YBP site. The YBP […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interviews · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · Vendor News

eBook Ecosystem 2016: State of the Art, Five Years On – Summary of Program

July 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

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.  They invited select representatives of each community to discuss the special issues regarding the creation, distribution, models and formats of ebooks in consortia.   Below […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Formats · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing

ebrary launches use-triggered short-term loans

May 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

From an ebrary press release:  ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, today announced the availability of usage-triggered Short-Term Loans.  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. ebrary’s new Short-Term Loans can […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries

ebrary and YBP launch demand driven acquisition/short-term loan model

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Serials Solutions press release: ebrary®, a leading provider of e-books and research technology, and long-time partner YBP Library Services, today announced the launch of an integrated Demand Driven Acquisition 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 […]

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CIL Conference – Ebook Publishing: Practices & Challenges

March 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

This panel discussion was moderated by Dick Kaser from Information Today.  Speakers included Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing, Leslie Lees, ebrary, Bob Nardini, Ingram, and Mike Shontz, OverDrive. Each panelist had 5 minutes to discuss who they serve and business models they offer. Ken Breen, EBSCO Publishing Ken reflected back to 1997 – common themes from […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Print on demand · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

YBP and EBL Partner for First Demand-Driven Approval Plan

November 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

YBP Library Services and Ebook Library (EBL) have announce that they have combined their unique strengths to create the first demand-driven approval plans.  With this announcement, followed by developments to come later, the two companies will use the accurate, book-in-hand descriptions from YBP’s approval process with the malleable patron-driven tools of EBL to offer a […]

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ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live

October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model.  It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions.  A brief history: ALAMW Conference, 2009.  ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Patron Driven Acquisition · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Mad World of eBooks part one – ALA discussion

June 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Saturday morning at ALA, a group of librarians and publishers gathered together to discuss the world of eBooks, particularly aspects of consortial purchasing.  Each hour of the discussion a panel of publishers and librarians was on hand to lead the discussion. The event was organized by Michael Zeoli at YBP, Julie Gammon at the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News