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    February 2nd, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Nearly 20,000 Spanish E-books in the Social Sciences and Latin
    American Literature Now Available in GOBI Acquisitions Tool ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — February 2, 2017 – A new partnership between GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) and Digitalia Hispanica (Digitalia) is making thousands of Spanish-language e-books available in GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries. As a result, libraries can use the GOBI acquisitions tool to efficiently acquire Spanish-language academic e-books in minutes from within their existing GOBI workflow.

    GOBI Library Solutions, a part of EBSCO Information Services, is the leader in collection development and acquisition workflow solutions for academic and research libraries around the world. The partnership with Digitalia greatly expands non-English title lists in GOBI, providing nearly 20,000 e-books from approximately 150 publishers in Spanish and other select languages. The agreement also gives GOBI users access to content from nine publishers exclusive to Digitalia, including Biblioteca Nueva, Anthropos, Visor and more.

    GOBI provides users with access to more than 13 million titles, including more than one million e-books from more than 25 publishers and aggregators, all in one place. GOBI customers also benefit from duplication control across all formats, full-text reviews and refined selection lists, Spotlight Lists highlighting premier and high-interest titles, real-time management reports and more.

    A leading aggregator of Spanish e-books, Digitalia’s catalog provides libraries that use GOBI with strong content in the Social Sciences and Spanish and Latin American Literature. Titles are available title by title with unlimited user access models and are quickly delivered to users within minutes.

    Lluis Claret, CEO of Digitalia Hispanica says, “We are very excited to launch this new partnership with one of the most important and respected distributors for libraries, GOBI Library Solutions. We are delighted to be available through GOBI, which will allow our content to be easily accessed by thousands of librarians and to reach new market opportunities. For Digitalia and GOBI Library Solutions, this is a natural alliance that can only bring benefits to libraries.”

    GOBI Library Solutions Senior Vice President Mark Kendall says the partnership with Digitalia will help libraries quickly search for and acquire academic Spanish-language content in their familiar GOBI workflow. “We want to help libraries more easily build their Spanish and international scholarly e-book collections. The partnership with Digitalia helps provide our customers instant access to more titles from Spanish-language publishers all in one place.”

    For more information about GOBI Library Solutions, please visit:

    About Digitalia Hispanica
    DIGITALIA is a global leader in Spanish language ebooks and ejournals, with a select catalogue of more than 22,000 titles and a solid number of prestigious clients among academic and public libraries worldwide. Recently it has irrupted in the streaming market for libraries with a platform of multilingual films and documentaries.

    About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
    GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 13 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same—to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at:

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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

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    February 2nd, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden (NL) / Boston (US) / Paderborn (GER) / Singapore (SG) – 2 February 2017

    Academic publisher Brill is proud to announce that they are now an ORCID member.

    Effective 1 January 2017, Brill has become a member of ORCID. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an independent, non-profit initiative whereby researchers are assigned a unique ORCID iD that can be used to link all of their publications, affiliations, name variations, and other relevant information to their ORCID record.

    ORCID has major advantages for researchers, their institutions, funders as well as publishers, as it fixes a variety of problems: correct attribution of authorship, disambiguation of user accounts in all sorts of databases, easy overviews of publications by specific researchers for institutions and funders. To date ORCID has issued nearly 3 million ORCID iDs worldwide.

    Sam Bruinsma (Senior VP Business Development, Brill) comments: “The ORCID identifier is destined to become a vital element in the international ecosystem of scholarly communications, enabling us to provide a much-needed persistent and reliable link between our authors and their publications.”

    Laurel Haak (Executive Director, ORCID) states: “We are pleased to welcome Brill as a member. This will enable the many humanities, social sciences, and law scholars to use their ORCID iD to distinguish their work and get credit for their contributions.”

    As ORCID is a non-profit organization, it is funded through organizational membership and subscription fees. By becoming an ORCID member, Brill supports a sustainable registry and the mission of addressing the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications.

    For more information about Brill’s ORCID membership, please contact Ms. Marjon Jekel, Applications & Data Manager at Brill, at

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes 272 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit

    About ORCID
    ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research and innovation, from imagining to building and managing, are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, and borders, and time. ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research and innovation activities. We provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.

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