YBP Library Services and Credo Reference Announce New Partnership
Agreement to add academic titles to GOBI database
BOSTON, OXFORD - June 20, 2012 - YBP Library Services is pleased to announce a partnership with Credo Reference to incorporate Credo Reference titles from 80 of the world's best reference publishers into GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP's acquisition and collection management database.
"We are delighted about our new collaboration between Credo and YBP," said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales at YBP. "Our mutual goal is to leverage the unique combination of assets and capabilities between our organizations to create for libraries a unique and comprehensive suite of collection development and workflow solutions."
The Credo titles are thoughtfully selected to offer broad coverage of subjects such as religion, psychology, history, business, education, environmental studies, nursing and much more. Libraries will have the option to select pre-packaged Credo Reference collections or individual titles for purchase. Purchasing libraries can also get content delivered via Credo's award-winning flagship platform Credo Online Reference Service, or via Literati by Credo, which includes information literacy tools and services.
"At Credo we are constantly soliciting feedback from our librarians about how to make it easier to support collection management - especially in terms of purchasing options," said Carol Helton, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Credo Reference. "We are very pleased that our new partnership will offer new options and remove hurdles for our customers."
Credo Reference collections and titles will be available on GOBI summer 2012.
To learn more, please contact your YBP representative or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit YBP in booth #1738 and Credo Reference in booth #600 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA from June 22-25, 2012.
About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim. GOBI, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 8 million titles. YBP is located in Contoocook, NH, USA. For more on the company, visit www.ybp.com.
About Credo Reference
Credo Reference is Library Journal's "Best Overall" Reference 2012 and has been offering completely customizable, "best-in-class" reference collections for libraries since 2002. Credo's General Reference service empowers librarians and effortlessly delivers authoritative answers to millions of researchers worldwide. Literati by Credo offers tools and services to improve Digital and Information Literacy. Both platforms allow content expansion through highly acclaimed Publisher and Subject collections. Find more: http://corp/credoreference.com
Senior Vice President of Sales
YBP Library Services
Mary Kay Jezzini