EBSCO Information Services and Younger Information Technology Offer FOLIO Implementation Services to Libraries in China

~ Partnership Increases Open Source Options for Library Services ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 26, 2021 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Younger Information Technology (YIT) have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). EBSCO and YIT will work together to provide reliable and sustainable local hosting and support services to the libraries in China who select the FOLIO platform.

YIT was established in 2017 and provides libraries in China with software services including Electronic Resource Management (ERM), discovery services, resource recommendations, authentication and more. These services are supported by a cloud-based electronic resource metadata built in close cooperation with EBSCO. YIT will partner with EBSCO to help support the adoption of FOLIO for research institutions in China with hosting, implementation and advanced software support services.

General Manager and Co-Founder of YIT, Mr. Lu Yi, says YIT joined the FOLIO project in 2018 and was one of the first key vendors in the FOLIO community in China. The company’s involvement included research and development of discovery and ERM modules while also assisting in the development of FOLIO metadata standards in China. “YIT will continue to place FOLIO as the core of the company's development. We look forward to collaborating with other participants to develop, promote and provide a superior next-generation LSP to libraries. FOLIO’s inclusive, open source and collaborative approach is beneficial to the sustainable development of the project.”

EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Sales in Greater China, Japan and Mongolia, Peter Kung, says that partnering with open source providers adds value to the services offered by EBSCO as FOLIO is increasingly implemented around the world. “YIT’s compact, agile team has a strong focus on open and innovative services that meet the needs of a wide range of libraries. YIT and EBSCO have collaborated for several years on e-resource authentication, discovery service and have now expanded to FOLIO as well as EBSCO’s new and modern library analytics platform, Panorama, providing libraries in China with local support backed by the expertise of both companies.”

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

About YIT
Nanjing Younger Information Technology Co. Ltd. (YIT) is a technology company established in 2017. The mission of YIT is to provide the best software products and services to libraries in China and overseas. Most of the employees of YIT are professional experts who have a lot of working experiences in the field of library. Until now, YIT has already launched several products to the markets, and received good user recognition. These products cover the areas of Discovery Service System (CLICKIT), Electronic Resource Management System (YITERM), E-resource Access and Authentication and Analytical System (YITLINK) and so on.


For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
EBSCO Information Services
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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