EBSCO Information Services Offers the YBP Core Titles Collections

~ Ten New <em>EBSCO eBooks</em> Featured Collections Continue EBSCO’s Commitment to Enhancing the Quality of the eBook User Experience While Simplifying Collection Development ~

IPSWICH, Mass.April 21, 2015 EBSCO Information Services is introducing 10 new EBSCO eBooks™ Featured Collections designed to give academic libraries a simple way to add important titles to their collections. The YBP U.S. Core Titles Collections and the YBP U.K. Core Titles Collections are each comprised of five subject-related collections of EBSCO eBooks found in the YBP Core Titles.

Each year, profiling bibliographers from YBP Library Services, an industry leader in delivering content solutions to academic libraries, compile YBP Core Titles, a list of titles that are considered to be essential to academic libraries. These lists assist academic librarians with identifying the best possible titles to add to their collections each year.

The YBP Core Titles Featured Collections include more than 2,800 titles that have been identified as excellent academic titles between 2010 and 2014. Separate collections are available for the U.S. Core Titles list and the U.K. Titles list organized by the following five subjects:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Medicine
  • Science & Technology
  • Business & Economics
  • Social Sciences

Publishers include ABC-CLIO, Cambridge University Press, Harvard University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis Ltd., and many more esteemed university of academic presses. Notable titles include :An Unwritten Novel: Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet’ Ancient Syria: A Three Thousand Year History by Trevor Bryce; Mad Music: Charles Ives, the Nostalgic Rebel ; The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union; and Apes and Human Evolution

EBSCO eBooks proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. EBSCO eBooks currently offers over 700,000 e-books and audiobooks, representing a deep collection of e-book content that is accessible via a variety of devices. Accessing the EBSCOhost® platform for e-books and audiobooks saves librarians training time and adds a well-known search platform to the end user’s experience. Allowing end users to search for e-books and audiobooks along with their EBSCOhost database content improves the discoverability of library collections.

EBSCO eBooks are available for purchase on an individual basis as well as in Subject Sets, Featured Collections and Custom Collections with a growing number of purchase, lease and subscription options as well as patron driven options. Lowering the cost for libraries makes the decision to focus on, or add to e-book and audiobook collections easier and more cost-effective. Visit: http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks for more information.

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. 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.


For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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