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Smart Libraries Newsletter [September 2019]


EBSCO Information Services and ProQuest both have diversified businesses that include book marketplace and ordering platforms. GOBI, originally created by YBP Library Solutions, was acquired by EBSCO in 2015. ProQuest acquired the OASIS and MyiLibrary platforms from Ingram Content Group in April of the same year. ProQuest has begun the development of a new content acquisition platform branded as Rialto. The two companies compete in many different areas of content and technology.

ProQuest and EBSCO also cooperate in some areas. Both companies offer major academic book platforms. Following their respective acquisitions of GOBI and OAISIS, the two companies entered a partnership to offer their book content on each other's respective platforms, continuing the arrangements in place prior to the acquisitions. In August 2019, the two companies announced that they have renewed this partnership for an additional four years.

In related news, ProQuest has named Pep Carrera as the new President of its Books business unit. Carrera comes to ProQuest from VitalSource, the division of Ingram Content Group involved with digital textbooks.

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Publication Year:2019
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Smart Libraries Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 39 Number 09
Issue:September 2019
Publisher:ALA TechSource
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Products: GOBI
Record Number:24768
Last Update:2023-01-25 10:52:31
Date Created:2019-12-21 11:25:32