February 20, 2015
YBP NewsSince 2007, YBP has been the preferred book vendor for the Orbis Cascade Alliance libraries. YBP is also a partner with our E-book program.
Today, EBSCO announced that it was acquiring YBP. (YBP had previously been owned by Baker & Taylor.) Kittie Henderson at EBSCO and Kris Baker from YBP each reached out to me to assure us that business with YBP will continue as usual.
E-Resources Open Call - Follow upThanks to all who participated in the open calls about the E-Resources program! Take a look at our notes. Margarita, Debi, and I summarized both sessions and have answered a few questions that came up during the conversations.
The feedback we received was incredibly helpful in understanding what your needs are from us. We're taking several steps to respond to your comments. Specifically, our plan is to:
- Build out information about the E-Resources program on the website
- Enhance subscription summaries with additional information
- Develop a mechanism to put out unsolicited vendor offers
Bookmark our new E-Resources Deadline Calendar to make sure you know all the response deadlines. Kudos to Margarita for putting this together!
Shared Content Team
This new collections-focus Alliance team will meet for the first time in early March to begin work on its ambitious agenda. The Shared Content Team picks up where the Collection Development and Management Team left off, and it will take on oversight of the E-book Program, WEST, and other collections topics.