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Baker & Taylor Announces E-Content Distribution Agreements
Baker & Taylor, Inc.( 01/25/2002 )
Baker & Taylor, the leading supplier of books, videos, music and services to public, school and academic libraries, announced that it has entered into eBook distribution agreements with seven publishers.
Indiana University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Information Science Publishing/Idea Group Publishing/IRM Press (USA), University of Scranton Press, The Greenwood Publishing Group, and University of North Carolina Press will make a number of titles available as part of Baker & Taylor's eContent Distribution program. Through this program, Baker & Taylor will deliver eBook versions of key titles to public and academic library customers.
In addition, Taylor and Francis, one of the oldest independent academic commercial publishers, has agreed to provide thousands of its highly acclaimed titles as eBooks through Baker & Taylor's eContent library solution.
"Baker & Taylor has had a leadership presence for a long time in the public and academic library markets," said Evelyn Fazio, vice president of Electronic Content Acquisition. "We are building on these established relationships by adding a comprehensive eContent solution to our existing print-book products and services. We've enjoyed successful partnerships with these publishers in the past, and look forward to working with them in this new opportunity."
The titles from these publishers will be made available through ED?, Baker & Taylor's eContent delivery and management solution. ED provides public and academic libraries with a turnkey solution for delivering eBooks and related services to their patrons, and will be available in 2002.
About Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor, Inc. based in Charlotte, N.C., is a global information and entertainment services company that offers books, videos, music and services to libraries, traditional and Internet retailers and educational institutions.
About Idea Group Publishing/ IRM Press/ Information Science Publishing
Since 1988, Idea Group Inc. (IGI), the publisher of Information Science Publishing (INFOSCI), Idea Group Publishing (IGP), and IRM Press imprints, has published academic and research books, journals, IT case studies, and conference proceedings in Information Technology as applied to business, management, education, healthcare, social science, public administration, library science, and computer science. IGI is headquartered in Hershey, PA with distribution offices in London, Singapore, Melbourne, and Beijing. For a complete list of IGP titles visit www.idea-group.com.
About Indiana University Press
Indiana University Press is a major international scholarly publisher with headquarters on the Bloomington, IN campus of Indiana University. It was founded in 1950 and is the largest university press in the Big Ten, and the ninth largest in the nation. The Press publishes in more than 30 subject areas, including African and African-American studies, gender studies, Jewish studies, Middle Eastern studies, medical ethics, military history, paleontology, philosophy, religion and others. It also maintains an active serials publishing program, which currently includes 15 journals.
About Palgrave Macmillan
Palgrave was formed in September 2001 as the new global brand for Macmillan's academic publishing, following the integration of Macmillan Press in the UK and St. Martin's Press, Scholarly and Reference in the United States. Palgrave publishes in the humanities and social sciences, business, computing and engineering, and serves students in higher education and scholars worldwide. Palgrave also offers a strong business list for MBA students and professionals, and a rapidly expanding portfolio of journals.
About Taylor and Francis
Taylor and Francis has offices in Philadelphia, New York City, London and Brighton, U.K. It is best known for its Routledge imprint, which publishes in most of the humanities and social sciences, and in many STM fields. Taylor and Francis publishes under the following imprints: Taylor and Francis, Psychology Press, Garland Science, Brunner/Routledge, RoutledgeFalmer, RoutledgeCurzon and Martin Dunitz, among many others.
About University of Scranton Press
University of Scranton Press is a niche university press, focusing on theology/religious studies and philosophy, along with a substantial series of regional books on Northeastern Pennsylvania. Recent titles include Listen to the Voices of the Sea, the first English translation of a Japanese classic compilation of the letters and memoirs of fallen Japanese soldiers in World War II. The press is located on the University of Scranton campus.
About The Greenwood Publishing Group
The Greenwood Publishing Group is one of the world's leading publishers of academic monographs, reference titles (for university, public, and school libraries), college texts, journals, professional books, and electronic resources. With over 18,000 titles in print, GPG publishes some 800 titles each year. Current imprints include Greenwood Press, Praeger Publishers, Quorum Books, Bergin & Garvey, Auburn House Publishers, Ablex Publishing, Oryx Press, Bowker-Greenwood and GP Subscription Publications.
About University of North Carolina Press
The University of North Carolina Press is the oldest university press in the South. Since its founding in 1922, the Press has demonstrated its commitment to publishing on race relations, and is known for its contributions to regional publishing, its continuing strengths as a publisher of some of the best books on southern and early American history, and its more recent interest in gender studies, cultural history, Cuban studies, and social medicine. The Press currently publishes around 100 books each year along with six journals.
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