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    November 26th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Elgar Titles Now Available through GOBI3

    – Agreement to add academic titles to GOBI3database for streamlined ordering –

    November 1, 2013, Northampton, MA - Independent academic publisher Edward Elgar Publishing is pleased to announce a partnership with YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, to offer ebooks on the award-winning Elgaronline platform through GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP’s acquisition and collection management interface.

    Launched in 2013, Elgaronline already includes close to 2,500 Edward Elgar Publishing ebook titles with an additional 300 new titles planned for 2014. Elgaronline is the most cost effective way for large and small academic libraries alike to acquire comprehensive access to Edward Elgar original scholarship – including journals, scholarly monographs, reference works and the leading Research Handbook program in the social sciences and law. For more information watch the homepage video.

    Libraries will be able to access ebook collections in four major subject areas – Law, Economics, Business and Management and Social and Political Science. The collections are sold by copyright year, with the option to purchase the forthcoming 2014 collections and receive access to titles ahead of print delivery.

    Tim Williams, Managing Director of Edward Elgar Publishing said, “We have worked with libraries to ensure Elgaronline is an easy choice for acquisition librarians to make – with multiuser access, DRM free downloads, an intuitive interface and integration with library discovery services as standard. Many of our customers also expressed a preference to purchase through their current YBP workflow and so this partnership was a natural development.”

    “Edward Elgar Publishing is one of the leading independent academic publishers in the social sciences and law subjects so we were very keen to offer Elgaronline to our customers," said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at YBP. "Our collaboration offers our academic customers the combination of Elgar’s highly-respected, quality content and YBP's value-added services to libraries and consortia."

    About Edward Elgar Publishing

    Founded in 1986, Edward Elgar Publishing is a family owned international academic publisher located in Northampton in Massachusetts, and Cheltenham and Camberley in the UK. We have successfully created a prestigious list with over 5,000 titles in print, publishing over 350 new books a year.

    Edward Elgar Publishing was named Independent Academic, Professional and Educational Publisher of the Year in 2013 by The Bookseller.

    For more information about Edward Elgar Publishing see our website, watch our video, read our author blog and browse our online content platform


    Katy Wight, Sales Manager, Edward Elgar Publishing:

    413 584 5551

    About YBP Library Services

    YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and metadata services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Europe, 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


    Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations, YBP Library Services:

    800-258-3774 x3196

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    November 26th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    The John Cotton Dana Award Accepting Online Entries for
    Outstanding Library Public Relations
    ~Eight $10,000 Grants Awarded as Part of the
    Most Prestigious Award of the American Library Association ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — November 25, 2013 — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The award, which is managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of ALA, honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards are granted each year by the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the annual Awards Ceremony is sponsored by the ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

    A new site has been created for the 2014 JCD entries which allows all entries to be submitted electronically. Entry documents are available at:
    ALA LLAMA Division Executive Director Kerry Ward says the news site should streamline the submission process and make it easier for eligible organizations to submit and entry. “This new site provides librarians with an easier process for pulling together their submissions and the judges will also benefit from the online process.” Entries must be received by February 14, 2014.

    The award is named after John Cotton Dana, the father of the modern library, credited with helping transition libraries from reading rooms to community centers. JCD submissions include strategic library communication campaigns from all sizes and types of libraries. Submissions include rebranding efforts, promoting unique archives, awareness campaigns and community partnerships. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider, excluding libraries represented by the JCD Committee members.

    JCD entries are organized around the following areas: needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Libraries submit samples of their processes, research, media releases, media coverage or other results received plus evaluation of the results and other documentation and supporting materials that show the scope and effectiveness of the library’s strategic communication effort.

    In recognition of their achievement, JCD award winners receive a cash development award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The John Cotton Dana Awards are presented during an Awards Ceremony hosted by EBSCO Information Services held during the American Library Association annual conference.

    About the John Cotton Dana Award
    The John Cotton Dana Award was inaugurated at the 1946 annual conference of the American Library Association. It was named after John Cotton Dana (1856-1929), a librarian called the father of the modern library.

    About The H.W. Wilson Foundation
    The H.W. Wilson Foundation was established in 1952 by Halsey W. Wilson, founder of The H.W. Wilson Company. Over the years the foundation has provided grants to libraries and library related causes. Since 1957 the foundation has supported scholarship grants to all library schools accredited by the American Library Association in the United States and Canada. Visit the foundation at

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and 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 e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 500,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. 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 Web site at: EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594