IPSWICH, Mass. – May 13, 2021 – GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) now offers Evidence-Based Acquisitions (EBA) through IGI Global’s InfoSci® platform. EBA programs on the IGI Global InfoSci platform enable libraries to provide users with access for a set period of time to a collection of e-books and leverage usage statistics to help library staff with collection development. Library users will benefit from having access to high-quality e-book content and libraries will benefit by being able to review actual usage data to help determine which titles to purchase with perpetual access.
By running their EBA program through GOBI®, libraries can blend their patrons’ usage data with enhanced GOBI metadata to make the most informed selection decisions possible, while benefitting from duplication control, high-quality cataloging records and integration with local systems. Library staff receive a usage report at the end of the EBA period and can leverage the data to select titles with perpetual access and make more informed collection development decisions.
Libraries that choose IGI Global EBA also benefit from unlimited use and DRM-free access with a PDF download option. Libraries can also access more than 6,600 titles across a wide range of subjects, including Business & Management, Education, Computer Science & IT, Science & Engineering, Social Sciences & Humanities and more. The addition of IGI Global EBA will offer GOBI customers time-saving, flexible solutions for their unique library acquisition needs.
GOBI Library Solutions Vice President of Product Management for Books, John Brennan, says the addition of IGI Global’s EBA program in GOBI provides librarians with the resources they need to improve their library acquisition workflows. “GOBI’s partnership with IGI Global not only shows that GOBI is the go-to platform for high-quality content, but also the leader in choice when it comes to offering fully integrated acquisition options, including EBA, from multiple e-book platforms.”
“Through spearheading this EBA program with GOBI, we are able to continue to provide innovative solutions that fit and meet our library customers’ needs,” explained Nick Newcomer, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales of IGI Global. “It provides a streamlined, data-driven acquisition model for libraries while enabling them to maximize their library budget.”
IGI Global EBA through GOBI is available worldwide, in regions excluding Taiwan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE.
GOBI Library Solutions provides libraries with a variety of e-book acquisition options in GOBI.
About IGI Global
Founded in 1988, IGI Global, an international academic publisher, is committed to producing the highest quality research (as an active full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics “COPE”) and ensuring the timely dissemination of innovative research findings through an expeditious and technologically advanced publishing process. Through their commitment to supporting the research community ahead of profitability, and taking a chance on virtually untapped topic coverage, IGI Global has been able to collaborate with over 100,000+ researchers from some of the most prominent research institutions around the world to publish the most emerging, peer-reviewed research across 350+ topics in 11 subject areas including business, computer science, education, engineering, social sciences, and more. To learn more about IGI Global, visit their website.
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 the 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. 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.
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