University of Florida Selects YBP Library Services for Collection Development

~ Joins Other Florida Universities That Partner with YBP ~

CONTOOCOOK, N.H.June 4, 2015 —The University of Florida (UF) has agreed to partner with YBP Library Services for YBP’s integrated digital and print discovery and fulfillment services. YBP will serve as a key vendor for academic content for the University and will provide acquisition and collection development to UF via its GOBI interface. GOBI provides access to more than 12 million titles, including more than 1 million digital titles from leading aggregators and publishers.

The Acquisitions Department at UF worked closely with YBP to finalize this affiliation, and remains excited to begin working with YBP to meet the digital and print content needs of UF libraries. YBP will serve as UF’s primary domestic monograph vendor.  

The University of Florida joins Florida State University as a recent addition to YBP’s list of partner libraries, which includes many academic libraries in the State University System of Florida (SUS) consortium. YBP’s Senior Vice President, Mark Kendall anticipates that UF and other SUS libraries will now be able to take advantage of the collection development services and tools that YBP offers consortia worldwide.  

Of the consortial partnership with YBP, Kendall says, “There was additional motivation for the University of Florida to transition to YBP, as the State University System of Florida Consortium is looking to YBP to support a consortia program in the coming year. Many libraries within the consortium use YBP, and in joining this group, universities such as UF can utilize YBP’s enhanced consortia tools that will afford it visibility to the activity of the consortium and its member libraries.”

About the University of Florida
The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities.

UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the Association of American Universities.

About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI3, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 12 million titles. YBP has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, N.H., USA. For more on the company, visit

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 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 customization. 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 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: 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
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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