GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Now Offers manchesterhive from Manchester University Press

~ GOBI® Continues Commitment to Providing Library Choice ~

IPSWICH, Mass. – December 07, 2021 – GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) now supports the Manchester University Press (MUP) e-book platform, manchesterhive. With the addition of the manchesterhive platform, libraries will gain access to more than 2,000 DRM-free title-by-title e-books and nine eCollections through GOBI. All titles on the Manchester University Press e-book platform are Unlimited User, DRM-free and available worldwide.

Manchester University Press is one of the largest university presses in the United Kingdom and known globally for its award-winning books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It currently publishes more than 200 books each year in areas such as Film & Media, Literature Studies, History, Politics and International Relations.

This integration supports GOBI’s commitment to providing librarians worldwide with the broadest selection of e-book platforms in one place and reinforces GOBI’s commitment to providing choice and meeting the ever-changing needs of the modern library.  

EBSCO Vice President of Product Management for Books John Brennan says the integration of platforms like manchesterhive helps to achieve the goal of providing librarians access to the best content in a convenient and easily discoverable way. “Manchester University Press is an internationally-renowned publishing house with a rich and diverse history and comprehensive offering of titles. This integration further demonstrates our commitment to broadening GOBI’s content pool and making it easy for librarians to order important, high-quality e-book content in their trusted GOBI workflow. ”

Manchester University Press’ Head of Sales Shelly Turner describes the positive impact this partnership will have on library staff and their patrons. “GOBI Library Solutions is recognised as one of the leading providers of e-books to the library market, which is why we are pleased to be able to offer our digital books via this acquisition workflow. This partnership will enable Manchester University Press to support our library customers in extending their current electronic collection development via our platform, manchesterhive, providing access to more than 2,000 books across the humanities and social sciences.”

About Manchester University Press 
Manchester University Press (MUP) is situated in the heart of one of the most vibrant universities and cities in the UK. Founded in 1903, its distinctive brand is known globally for excellent research in the Humanities and Social Sciences from leading names and up-and-coming scholars from around the world.

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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Erica Gilson

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