|By Business Wire||
|December 3, 2013 04:00 AM EST||
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that all 20,000 books in the science and technology portfolio on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect are now available via GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP Library Services’ collection development and acquisitions database. This is the result of an agreement between Elsevier and YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor.
Many academic, research and special libraries use YBP Library Services' GOBI3 to streamline the invoicing process when ordering books from different publisher platforms and third party aggregators. Libraries using GOBI3 will benefit from increased discoverability of the Elsevier books through YBP’s profiling and cataloging capabilities. This will allow libraries to acquire and access Elsevier’s high-quality monographs, book series and major reference work content more easily on ScienceDirect.
“YBP is very excited to offer Elsevier’s science and technology book titles hosted on the ScienceDirect platform through GOBI3,” said Mark Kendall, YBP’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations. “Our customers have expressed their desire for YBP to support their ability to acquire Elsevier book content hosted on ScienceDirect. As a result of their feedback, we are delighted to now offer our customers this option within the context of existing library workflows with YBP.”
“We sell through many channels to offer our customers purchasing flexibility,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of the Science and Technology Books at Elsevier. “The addition of Elsevier book content to GOBI3 expands this flexibility and benefits those libraries that prefer this platform by letting them search for, select and purchase all in one place.”
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 www.ybp.com.
ScienceDirect is home to almost one-quarter of the world's peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical content. Over 15 million researchers, health care professionals, teachers, students and information professionals around the globe rely on ScienceDirect as a trusted source of nearly 2,200 journals, almost 900 serials and close to 22,000 book titles. ScienceDirect supports research and education with interactive elements in articles such as audio, video, graphs, tables and images, and offers tools so users can easily set alerts. Content on ScienceDirect also features embedded links to external datasets, including earth and environmental science data from PANGAEA, abstract and indexing data from Scopus and chemical reactions data from Reaxys. With almost 12 million content pieces available—including pre-publication release of articles and open access content from Elsevier journals—ScienceDirect is a premier platform for discovering the world of research.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).