Ann Arbor, MI and Ipswich, MA -- August 19, 2019. ProQuest and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) have extended their existing ebook partnership, which will continue to enable librarians to acquire ProQuest ebook titles through EBSCO's GOBI Library Solutions platform, as well as EBSCO ebook titles through ProQuest's OASIS platform and – in the future – the ProQuest Rialto marketplace, currently under development.
This relationship was originally announced in 2015 after EBSCO acquired YBP Library Solutions and its GOBI platform, and ProQuest acquired Coutts and its MyiLibrary and OASIS platforms. The partnership has now been extended for an additional four years. There will be no changes to customer contracts or account contacts. The agreement allows librarians to continue to purchase titles from the vendor of their choice within their preferred ordering platforms.
"ProQuest is committed to unbiased access to information," said Rich Belanger, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Books. "We're pleased to renew our relationship with EBSCO and GOBI Library Solutions, supporting our library customers' workflows and giving them choice."
"We believe librarians should be able to order their books and ebooks from their preferred book vendors using the workflows that best meet their collection development strategies," said Darby Kopp, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "We aim to serve the needs of our customers by offering the widest choice of resources available in an open environment."
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About EBSCO Information Services and GOBI Library Solutions
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 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 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family-owned company since 1944.
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers more than 15 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries' acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same — to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.com.