GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Awarded National Joint Consortia Framework Agreement to Supply Books and E-Books

~ Academic Libraries in United Kingdom can now Purchase Print and E-books and Related Supporting Services from GOBI Library Solutions ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 17, 2017 – GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions), a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) is now an approved supplier of print and e-books for Higher Education, Further Education and Specialist Libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, through the National Joint Consortia Framework Agreement.  This supply framework will last for a minimum period of two years. In addition to being awarded status as a print book provider on the framework, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO was ranked highly against each criterion for their provision of e-books (including PDA/DDA and Publisher-Direct).

The new agreement offers institutions across the framework access to GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries. The appointment also allows libraries to purchase related supporting services from GOBI Library Solutions, including cataloguing, metadata and physical book processing.

GOBI Library Solutions supports a wide range of acquisition workflow options, including integration with Talis Aspire and provides EDI ordering and invoicing integration with all of the main Library Management Systems. API order integration is currently available with Alma and Sierra, allowing services to be embedded directly in to library workflows in real-time. In addition to offering high-quality e-books and print books, GOBI Library Solutions works with librarians to streamline their collection development workflows by providing:

  • An outstanding customer-focused service
  • Extensive coverage of English language academic and scholarly presses
  • Real-time ordering solutions
  • E-books delivered within minutes
  • The widest choice of e-book suppliers and multiple purchase options (including PDA) on a single ordering platform
  • Itemised invoicing
  • Customised MARC records
  • Centralised and local customer service, and a UK-based distribution centre

GOBI is the industry-leading online collection development and acquisition tool used by libraries worldwide. With access to more than 15 million titles, including more than 1.5 million e-books, GOBI Library Solutions supplies print books and e-books to thousands of academic, government and medical libraries in more than 70 countries.

GOBI Library Solutions Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries Gareth Smith says the appointment of GOBI Library Solutions to this Framework provides libraries in England, Northern Ireland and Wales with more content choices and access to new workflow solutions. “The addition of GOBI Library Solutions will help libraries to obtain and implement the collection development tools and supporting services they need to improve their workflows, quickly find and acquire new titles and build more robust library collections.”

Susan Wright, Head of SUPC, says, "The Joint Consortia Framework is always pleased to appoint innovative suppliers who can deliver cost savings and efficiencies to higher education institutions. With its extensive range of publisher and aggregator content, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO is able to offer this combination. They have been selected in multiple Lots across the agreement including Print & e-books, we welcome them to the Framework."

For more information about GOBI Library Solutions, 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.


For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
1-978-356-6500 ext. 2594

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