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Expanded Access to eBooks on EBSCOhost ® Now Available through GOBI3 - Including Additional Users Models and Demand-Driven Acquisitions

YBP Library Services to Offer Additional Access Options for eBooks on EBSCOhost® Allowing Librarians to Better Select and Manage Their eBook Orders through GOBI3

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 330,000 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 DDA options through GOBI3is 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 (DDA). 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 (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 on http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks and http://www.ybp.com

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and eBooks. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 320,000 eBooks. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim. GOBI3, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 10 million titles. YBP is located in Contoocook, NH, USA. For more on the company visit, www.ybp.com.

Media Contacts:

Kathleen McEvoy
EBSCO
Public Relations Director
800-653-2726 x2594
kmcevoy@ebscohost.com

Mark Kendall
YBP Library Services
Senior Vice President of Sales
800-258-3774 x3196
mkendall@ybp.com