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    August 3rd, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~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 320,000 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 Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) options through GOBI3 is 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. 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 (1U, 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 at and

    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 more than 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 ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact: 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:

    Media Contacts:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    EBSCO Publishing
    Public Relations Director
    (800) 653-2726 x 2594

    Mark Kendall
    YBP Library Services
    Senior Vice President of Sales
    (800) 258-3774 x 3196

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    August 3rd, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, August 2, 2012. The Roman L. and Victoria E. Hruska Memorial Public Library in David City, NE, went live this week on LibLime Koha 4.12 for all collection and patron management services. As a member of the Pioneer Consortium, Roman L. and Victoria E. Hruska Memorial Public Library staff worked with LibLime project managers and data specialists to migrate from the library’s older Follett system to the completely web-based LibLime Koha ILS.

    About the Roman L. and Victoria E. Hruska Memorial Public Library
    First opened in 1892, the Roman L. and Victoria E. Hruska Memorial Public Library serves David City, Nebraska by loaning items of interest and hosting events and programs for all community members. The Roman L. and Victoria E. Hruska Memorial Public Library strives to satisfy the diverse informational, recreational, and cultural needs of the David City community by providing quality materials and services.

    About the Pioneer Consortium
    The Pioneer Consortium continues to expand the number of members that share the LibLime Koha union catalog. The successes of the early members of the consortium are noticed by more and more libraries around the state and the consortium membership continues to grow. One of the main attractions is access to the LibLime Koha union catalog.

    About LibLime - PTFS
    LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see or or