IPSWICH, Mass. — July 27, 2022 — E-book offerings available in GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) are now visible in Talis Aspire for all e-suppliers with whom the customer has an active relationship via GOBI. The offerings displayed in Talis from GOBI will include the access model, whether the model is DRM-free, the customer-specific estimated net price and offerings previously purchased through GOBI.
This integration provides librarians with visibility into GOBI e-book offerings across multiple platforms in their Talis Aspire workflow, enabling them to easily and efficiently make purchasing decisions based on access model and price.
Talis Aspire users who use GOBI to acquire e-books will automatically be opted in. When titles are selected in Talis, librarians will be brought to a GOBI search result containing the e-book offering. Librarians can also see if a print book is linked to the e-ISBN through a message displayed with alternate formats also available in GOBI.
EBSCO Information Services Director of Product Management for Books Caroline Zappasodi explains the importance of global partnerships to GOBI users. “Improving librarian workflows and supporting choice of content and e-book suppliers is at the heart of GOBI’s mission. Our partnership with Talis provides libraries worldwide the information they need, where they need it, to facilitate selection decisions.”
Daniel Horvath, Product Director for Technology from SAGE (Talis & Lean Library), says, “Talis’ partnership with GOBI will provide libraries with even more openness, choice, and interoperability. Our goal with this addition to Talis Aspire is to enable our library acquisitions practitioners to make acquisitions decisions quickly, accurately, and efficiently by providing as much of the information necessary to make their acquisitions decisions from within Talis Aspire. Bringing GOBI into this offering means that users do not have to context switch when seeking information required to make an acquisition decision.”
Talis is part of Technology from SAGE, and provides solutions designed to enhance teaching & learning outcomes. Talis Aspire is an online resource list management system (RLMS) that integrates seamlessly with any Learning Management System and Library Services Platform. Talis Elevate encourages student engagement through Social Annotation and Collaborative Learning, with materials of all formats. For more information about Talis, please visit talis.com.
About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers more than 17 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.
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. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.
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