GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO and Capita Partner to Provide Fully Automated Workflow Solution for Libraries

~ New Partnership Allows Academic Libraries in United Kingdom to Utilize GOBI® Acquisitions Services in Capita LMS ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 21, 2018 — GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) has partnered with Capita to offer a fully integrated and automated acquisitions workflow solution. The new partnership provides academic libraries using the Capita Library Management System (LMS) with seamless access to GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries.

The partnership with Capita allows GOBI customers in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland, to access the entire suite of GOBI acquisitions tools and millions of e-books and print books available in GOBI. With the integration, the selection and purchase process begins in the GOBI workflow, and orders are seamlessly pushed to Capita for review. Once approved, orders are automatically returned to GOBI for completion, and invoices are shared electronically via the Capita Gateway Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Susan Wignall, Business Development Manager at Capita, says, “We are delighted to be working with GOBI Library Solutions. This new and exciting partnership will provide secure automated processes for seamless Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transmissions. Gateway is a fully managed service, supporting local workflows, so you can be assured your stock is shelf ready.”

GOBI Library Solutions Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries, Gareth Smith says the partnership with Capita reinforces GOBI Library Solutions’ commitment to developing workflow solutions that benefit libraries. “As a major provider of e-books and print books for libraries, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to partnering with ILS vendors to help make workflows more efficient for libraries. The integration of GOBI with Capita LMS provides librarians across the United Kingdom with the acquisitions services they need to better streamline collection development.”

With access to more than 15 million titles, including more than one million e-books, GOBI Library Solutions supplies e-books and print books to thousands of academic, government and medical libraries in more than 60 countries. In addition to a variety of content, GOBI Library Solutions helps librarians streamline their collection development workflows by providing:

  • Books from the top academic publishers
  • Real-time ordering solutions
  • E-books within minutes
  • A choice of e-book suppliers and multiple purchase options
  • Itemised invoicing
  • Centralised customer service and UK-based distribution centers

GOBI customers also benefit from duplication control across all formats, full-text reviews and refined selection lists. GOBI provides Spotlight Lists highlighting premier and high-interest titles, real-time management reports and more. GOBI is provided by GOBI Library Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services. As a part of EBSCO, GOBI has offices in the United Kingdom and knowledgeable customer service staff to help provide support for customers.

For more information about GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com.  

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 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.

About EBSCO Information Services
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 customisation. 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.


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Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
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