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February 10, 2017

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor’s PawPrints prebinds, available to both the public library and school markets, will have a new look starting next week when the books begin transitioning to the FollettBound brand. The move joins together the top prebind brands for customers in both markets.

September 29, 2016

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and Unbound Concepts, creator of the Artifact platform announced today that artifacts are now live in Title Source 360, Baker & Taylor's premier collection development and ordering platform.

September 21, 2016

(Baker and Taylor) collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution has today announced the release of its new Dashboard that enables users to monitor the progress of collection management tasks and identify changes in circulation and turnover over time.

June 26, 2015

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announces the release of its all-in-one Axis 360 mobile app, available for download this summer. The Axis 360 app provides Apple, Android and select Kindle mobile users the ability to discover, download and read ebooks or listen to digital audiobooks, within a single application.

June 25, 2015

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor announced that its Evidence-based Selection Planning service, which is supported by collectionHQ’s data analytics platform, will be made available for all U.S. public libraries following a successful pilot program.

February 2, 2015

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor announced the launch of its new Axis 360 app for both Apple and Android devices. The Axis 360 app offers mobile users the ability to discover, download and listen to digital audiobooks, as well as access ebooks to read, within a single application. Axis 360 app users will enjoy increased functionality and ease-of-use, with one-stop access to content from their public or school library. Users can browse the library or school’s entire digital collection or search for a specific title. Once they discover that perfect new release or longtime favorite, they can check it out using a built-in audiobook player in addition to the existing ebook reader. Axis 360 also presents recommendations from the library’s collection, based on the user’s selection.

January 29, 2015

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor introduced the new Axis 360 app! This free mobile app is our latest advancement toward a unified, easy-to-use experience for listening and reading.

October 13, 2014

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, along with its Australian wholly-owned subsidiary James Bennett, announced today they have been chosen as the primary suppliers of library materials to Wellington City Libraries, New Zealand.

July 29, 2014

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor announced that it has integrated its Axis 360 digital media platform with Boopsie, the leading mobile app platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide.

July 25, 2014

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced that it has developed a new function for its Axis 360 digital media service giving libraries using a shared collection the power to filter out content they wish to exclude from their Axis 360 platform.

July 16, 2014

(Baker and Taylor) YBP Library Services, the academic division of Baker and Taylor, is proud to announce that the University of Toronto Libraries has selected YBP as its primary supplier of academic titles published in the United States and United Kingdom.

May 5, 2014

(Baker and Taylor) Baker & Taylor announced that its popular Axis 360 digital media platform is now integrated with the BiblioCommons discovery layer. This move ensures library patrons see and have access to all library materials from the online catalog – whether physical or digital – and creates a convenient experience for borrowing and enjoying ebooks and digital audiobooks in the patron’s favorite reading apps and on their device of choice.

April 12, 2014

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, today announced an expansion of its widely-adopted Axis 360 digital media services into Canadian libraries, in partnership with well-known library service provider Whitehots Inc.

April 10, 2014

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor announced the release of a new and enriched version of its Axis 360 service designed to improve the visual appeal and experience for library users, and to expand site administration and collection management tools for the company’s digital media circulation platform.

March 19, 2014

(Baker and Taylor) Baker and Taylor announced a new service backed by collectionHQ’s data: ESP – Evidence-based Selection Planning. ESP brings the art of Baker & Taylor’s collection development expertise together with the science of collectionHQ’s data analytics, to create a decision support system integrated with Title Source 360 to equip libraries with the information to select the right titles and quantities, for the right locations.

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