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Wiley Announces Online Books Agreement With YBP Library Services

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (www.wiley.com) announced a new agreement with YBP Library Services (www.ybp.com), a Baker & Taylor company and provider of materials to academic libraries. Nearly 7,000 online books will be available on YBP’s main collection planning and acquisitions tool, GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information; www.gobi3.com).

Under the agreement, YBP will add Wiley’s full range of online books, book series, and online reference works to its GOBI database, enabling YBP’s library customers to view and select online books alongside print and ebooks, with no change to the library’s existing workflow. The result will be a fully integrated library acquisition process, from selection and profiling to ordering and invoicing.

Wiley’s expansive Online Books program comprises high-quality titles published from the 1940s to the present. The program consists of books in the life sciences, physical sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, and humanities and includes multivolume book series and essential reference titles available on Wiley InterScience.

The companies say the deal marks a milestone in the industry, making Wiley the first large publisher to fully integrate its entire list of online research books with one of the leading academic library book distributors in the country. The partnership was formed to address the growing need of libraries to discover and order book content in the format of their choice using one consolidated book-purchasing channel.

Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.



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