Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


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].

May 5, 2014

Baker and Taylor. Baker and Taylor integrates Axis 360 Digital Circulation Platform with the BiblioCommons hosted discovery layer. 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. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2014

Baker and Taylor. Baker and Taylor and Whitehots to offer Axis 360 to Canadian Libraries. 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. [Full Announcement].

April 10, 2014

Baker and Taylor. Baker and Taylor creates innovative digital user experience with Axis 360 enhancements. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 19, 2014

Baker and Taylor. Baker and Taylor and collectionHQ Launch ESP – Evidence-based Selection Planning. 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. [Full Announcement].

February 24, 2014

Baker and Taylor. McGraw-Hill Professional delivers world-renowned content to public and school libraries via the Axis 360 revolutionary digital media platform. McGraw-Hill Professional announced it is expanding availability of its eBook collection to public and school library customers through a new partnership with Baker and Taylor, the worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, using the Axis 360 digital media platform. [Full Announcement].

February 19, 2014

Baker and Taylor. Baker and Taylor integrates Digital Media Library with Blackboard Learn Platform. Baker and Taylor announced that it has integrated its Axis 360 digital media library platform with Blackboard Learn, Blackboard's flagship Learning Management System, giving K-12 students and instructors quick access to digital library materials. [Full Announcement].

February 5, 2014

Baker and Taylor. Baker and Taylor Partners with LightSail to improve K-12 Literacy Technology. Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced its exclusive partnership with LightSail Education to provide Baker and Taylor’s vast portfolio of digital books and robust KnowledgePoint content management solutions to LightSail’s groundbreaking K-12 digital literacy platform. [Full Announcement].

January 17, 2014

Baker and Taylor. Baker and Taylor Names Industry Veteran George Coe as CEO and President. Baker and Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced that its board of directors has named longtime executive George Coe as the company's new Chief Executive Officer and President. [Full Announcement].

December 9, 2013

Baker and Taylor. Baker and Taylor’s Axis 360 in Pilot with Simon and Schuster to Make eBook Titles Available to School Customers. Baker and Taylor announced that through a pilot program it will now be able to make available more than 450 popular ebook titles from Simon and Schuster imprints to classrooms and school libraries using the Axis 360 digital media circulation platform. [Full Announcement].

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