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April 22, 2013 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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World Scientific Publishing Signs Ebook Agreement With YBP Library Services

STM publisher World Scientific Publishing announced that it has signed a new agreement with YBP Library Services, the academic division of Baker & Taylor. Customers will be able to access the publisher’s 2012-2013 Front List Full Collection of ebooks that will be available for purchase from World Scientific Publishing through  GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP’s acquisition and collection management interface. Currently, more than 300 ebook titles have been added, with plans to expand and grow the business partnership.

Information on title availability for the full range of World Scientific Publishing handbooks and reference works will be accessible by libraries through GOBI3, enabling YBP's customers to view and select individual ebooks, as well as subject collection ebooks, from World Scientific Publishing with no change to their existing workflow. The result is a fully integrated, user-friendly library acquisition process, from selection and profiling to ordering and invoicing.

YBP Library Services provides print and digital content, 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 provides access to more than 10 million titles. YBP is located in Contoocook, N.H.

World Scientific Publishing Company currently has more than 200 employees at its headquarters in Singapore, and it has offices in New Jersey, London, Geneva, Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin. Within about 3 decades, it has established itself as one of the leading scientific publishers in the world, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region. World Scientific publishes about 500 new titles a year and 120 journals in various fields. 

Source: World Scientific Publishing



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