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September 28, 2022

Baker and Taylor Ground News partners with Baker & Taylor to bring media literacy platform to libraries. Ground News announced a partnership with Baker & Taylor, the world's premier distributor of books and digital content. This new partnership will enable academic and public libraries to access the Ground News platform, empowering patrons and students to evaluate news sources, understand #mediabias, and think critically about current events. [Full Announcement].

September 2, 2022

Baker and Taylor Baker & Taylor ransomware incident. As Baker & Taylor has previously announced, we detected a ransomware incident that is affecting several B&T services. Our IT staff and others are working incredibly hard to restore our systems to allow us to continue serving our customers, and we are pleased to report that we are making good progress on these efforts. Our phone systems are operational, and our value-added services are being brought back online in our service centers. As we continue our recovery efforts, we understand that you may be concerned about whether it is safe for you to interact with Baker & Taylor electronically. We want to assure you that confirming the security of our environment has been, and remains, a top priority for us as we work through the recovery process. In fact, the methodical pace of our restoration is in part a reflection of our efforts to recover safely and thoughtfully, with guidance from industry experts. We expect additional systems to come online shortly. But consistent with our approach, we will not bring them up until we are confident in their security. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2022

Baker and Taylor Baker & Taylor ransomware incident. Thank you again for your patience, kind words, and partnership as we recover from last week's ransomware attack. Our team has been working around the clock to return to normal operations. Our priority has been remediating our systems and ensuring they are sanitized. As that work is completed, our focus is transitioning to restoration, bringing our systems online, and returning to operations in a phased approach. We expect disruptions to continue this week but are hopeful we can provide timelines for individual systems and applications as the week progresses. Thank you for your understanding, [Full Announcement].

August 23, 2022

Baker and Taylor Baker & Taylor ransomware incident. Yesterday, we advised that over the weekend, a server outage impacted systems and applications across Baker & Taylor. Currently, Title Source 360, EDI, and the phone systems at our offices and service centers remain offline. We have engaged a technical team that is working around the clock to restore business critical systems and to determine how this occurred. We are working tirelessly to bring our systems back online. At this time, we believe disruptions may persist through this week. We will continue to provide status updates via email and this website. [Full Announcement].

June 23, 2022

Baker and Taylor The Drucker Institute partners With Baker & Taylor to bring Bendable to libraries across the US. The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University and Baker & Taylor announced today that they were partnering to bring Bendable, the Institute's lifelong learning platform, to public libraries across the United States. A robust learning marketplace, Bendable allows residents of all ages and backgrounds to easily discover content that is just right for them and then acquire new knowledge and skills through online courses as well as local, in-person learning opportunities. It is an especially valuable tool for libraries as they are being increasingly called upon to play an important role in workforce development. [Full Announcement].

January 17, 2022

Baker and Taylor collectionHQ Receives Platinum in 2022 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks. collectionHQ, the leading library analytics solution, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in LibraryWorks' eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). [Full Announcement].

November 4, 2021

Baker and Taylor Private Investor Group, led by President and CEO, to acquire business. Follett Corporation announced a change in ownership of its Baker & Taylor division. Baker & Taylor, the world's premier distributor of physical and digital books and services to public and academic libraries will now operate as an independent, privately-owned entity after a divestiture to a private investment group led by President and CEO Aman Kochar. [Full Announcement].

October 1, 2021

Baker and Taylor Baker & Taylor Re-emerges as Major Service Provider for academic libraries with Sustainable Shelves Program; nearly two million books saved from landfills. Baker & Taylor, the world's largest supplier to libraries of print books and digital content and services, today announced results from the first year of their popular weeding service, Sustainable Shelves. After evaluating more than 15,000 lists of discarded titles through its user-friendly portal, Baker & Taylor has processed 1.8 million discards and weeded books. [Full Announcement].

July 6, 2021

Baker and Taylor Baker & Taylor to unveil Diversity Analysis tool. Baker & Taylor, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment, announced it will offer an analysis solution for libraries to help them discover, manage, and report on diversity-related topics. Backed by collectionHQ's powerful technology, Baker & Taylor's Diversity Analysis will offer insight and identify opportunities by analyzing a library's collection against industry-accepted diversity subjects. [Full Announcement].

February 10, 2017

Baker and Taylor Baker and Taylor PawPrints transitioning to FollettBound. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 29, 2016

Baker and Taylor Artifacts Access from Unbound Concepts live in Baker and Taylor's Title Source 360 ordering platform. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2016

Baker and Taylor collectionHQ Dashboard available now. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 26, 2015

Baker and Taylor Baker and Taylor announces launch of All-In-One Axis 360 Mobile App. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 25, 2015

Baker and Taylor Baker and Taylor and collectionHQ extend ESP – Evidence-based Selection Planning – to more public libraries. 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. [Full Announcement].

February 2, 2015

Baker and Taylor Baker and Taylor launches new Axis 360 App. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 29, 2015

Baker and Taylor A New Axis 360 Mobile Experience is Here. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2014

Baker and Taylor Baker and Taylor and James Bennett Poised to expand in New Zealand. 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. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2014

Baker and Taylor Baker and Taylor and Boopsie announce integration of the Axis 360 Digital Media Platform with Boopsie Mobile Library Apps. 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. [Full Announcement].

July 25, 2014

Baker and Taylor Baker and Taylor adds site scoping functionality to Axis 360 Digital Service. 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. [Full Announcement].

July 16, 2014

Baker and Taylor YBP Library Services Selected as Primary Book Supplier for the University of Toronto Libraries. 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. [Full Announcement].