May 28, 2015 -- Ipswich, MA. EBSCO Information Services will continue as the print and online journal, and e-packages supplier for the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) as a result of a new four-year agreement.
EBSCO has been supplying journals to SUPC member libraries since 1996.
EBSCO is ranked as the top supplier to the SUPC for subscription business. Under the new arrangement, EBSCO will provide academic libraries covered by the regional purchasing groups: HEPCW, MUAL, NEYAL and SUPC.
Susan Wright, Head of SUPC says, "We are very pleased to have been able to put together a tender that represented the interests of all our member groups; procurement staff and librarians, and that we will once again be working with EBSCO as one of our suppliers. We aim to bring efficiencies to our members and our suppliers and this new contract will do that"
Paul Harwood, General Manager at EBSCO says that EBSCO's financial stability, response to the Swets bankruptcy along with its history of working with the regional groups, make this agreement mutually beneficial. "EBSCO is able to provide continuity and cost-effective journals' management to member libraries, some of whom we have been working with for many years now. EBSCO is a financially robust and trusted partner for librarians and procurement professionals, and we look forward to working with both parties in delivering high-quality and efficient services to them over the next four years."
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 700,000 e-books. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.