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    March 15th, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    IPSWICH, Mass. — March 15, 2016 — Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. will now offer its R2 Digital Library through YBP Library Services’ GOBI acquisition platform. This partnership provides thousands of top health sciences e-books from Rittenhouse to the academic libraries served by GOBI. Once purchased through GOBI, the e-books are available instantly.

    The partnership combines Rittenhouse’s strength in the medical space with GOBI’s large reach to provide academic customers with a comprehensive collection of medical, nursing and allied health e-books from key STM publishers. GOBI provides access to more than 13 million titles, including more than one million digital titles from leading aggregators and publishers. The R2 Digital Library integrates STM titles into the academic workflow and brings top medical titles to mutual customers.

    R2 Digital Library e-books on GOBI will be available to customers instantaneously and will include 100 percent accurate links, searchable full text and access to tables of contents. This instant access is the result of a refined workflow that YBP is rolling out to its publisher partners and is applicable to Rittenhouse.

    Rittenhouse looks forward to the partnership and the improved workflow it brings to medical, nursing and allied health users in academic libraries. “Having our e-book Database represented in GOBI, enables us to easily integrate into the workflow of academic libraries and, ultimately, improve the experience of their health sciences users,” said Rittenhouse Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Nicole Gallo.

    YBP’s Senior Vice President Mark Kendall says this collaboration will help mutual academic library customers to add quality medical and science resources to their collections in their familiar e-book purchasing workflows. “We want to help customers build their STM libraries, and R2 Digital Library provides a great way to do that. GOBI customers will be able to take advantage of the extensive content the R2 Digital Library provides and enjoy instant access to these titles.”

    For more information on Rittenhouse Book Distributors, please visit:

    About Rittenhouse
    Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. provides retailers, libraries and other businesses with print and electronic books in the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health from the leading health sciences publishers.

    Connecting our partners with the information, services and expertise, critical to their success, is what Rittenhouse strives to do every day. The R2 Digital Library, Rittenhouse’s market-leading eBook platform, provides institutional partners with access to thousands of essential and specialized titles in an intuitive interface optimized for use in health sciences. This innovative platform, along with print materials, enables partners to access information any way they wish.

    Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. was founded by in 1946 as a retail medical bookstore in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia. The original goal was to provide institutions and physicians in the Philadelphia area a place to purchase medical books locally. Since then, Rittenhouse has evolved into an established wholesaler, distributing print and electronic resources globally. Today, Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc. is a privately held firm headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and is an EEO/AAP employer.

    About YBP Library Services
    YBP Library Services provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 13 million titles. YBP has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, N.H., USA. For more on the company, visit


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

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