More than 2,400 libraries worldwide use YBP's Approval Plan service to enhance their scholarly collection. We offer four types of approval plans customized to your library's specifications - ePreferred, print preferred, electronic only and print only. Titles can be shipped automatically to your library, or you can chose to receive title notifications from GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information), our acquisition and collection management interface.
Every year our bibliographers examine more than 88,000 titles with book in hand, and match titles based on the parameters set forth by your library - saving your staff time. Titles that fall within your library's profile are then made accessible. You decide if you want to receive titles and notifications weekly or biweekly. It's that easy! And you won't have to worry about returning too many books - our methodology combines proven digital platforms with the expertise of our bibliographers to yield a low return rate.
Profiles based primarily on three elements:
Targeted publisher list
Defined set of non-subject parameters
Titles provided based on the first available format (electronic or print)
Digital approval bookshelf in GOBI
Cataloging records are available, supplied at the same time as ebooks
Usage statistics to help develop more efficient profiles