Agreement to add academic titles to GOBI3 database for streamlined ordering

IGI Global Now Offering Direct E-Book Fulfillment through GOBI3

By IGI Global on Jan 24, 2014

January 24, 2014, Hershey, PA – IGI Global, an international publisher of progressive academic research, is pleased to announce a partnership with YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor. IGI Global will now be utilizing its own award-winning InfoSci® online platform to offer direct access to its extensive line of e-books ordered through GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP’s acquisition and collection management interface. This integration will significantly streamline the IGI Global title selection and fulfillment process through the GOBI3 interface, allowing librarians even more ordering flexibility than ever before.

IGI Global Now Offering Direct E-Book Fulfillment Through GOBI3 "Content acquisition has always been a daunting task for our customers," Justin North, Director of Information Technologies and Communication at IGI Global, said of the partnership. "Providing the ability to acquire IGI Global titles directly through GOBI3 will greatly streamline these efforts. We are very excited about providing acquisition librarians with a simple purchasing process; allowing them to direct their focus on finding the right content for their library.”

“IGI Global is an outstanding independent academic publisher in a growing number of science and social science subject areas. We are very pleased to offer IGI Global’s research-based content to our customers through GOBI3," said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at YBP. "Our collaboration offers our academic customers the combination of respected, quality content and YBP's value-added services to libraries and consortia. Libraries will now have the option to add IGI Global ebooks to their eApproval plans as well as firm order titles in GOBI.”

IGI Global’s InfoSci® online platform contains more than 2,400+ e-books, with a minimum of 350+ titles added annually. The platform is updated continuously as new titles go to press, and offers a number of features including, but not limited to:

  • Customized librarian corner with exclusive administration tools:
    • Persistent URLs
    • COUNTER compliant usage statistics
    • Complimentary downloadable MARC records
  • Liberal DRM
  • XML-powered, full-text search engine, with ranked results
  • Full-text PDF viewing
  • Spell-check and auto-complete search suggestions
  • Multi-lingual user interface
This partnership comes at an excellent time for IGI Global, as the publishing house is currently in the process of a significant content expansion. IGI Global’s Managing Director, Lindsay Johnston, explains, “We are releasing more new content than ever before and extending our reach into all areas of academic research, apart from our traditional information technology focus. This includes the integration of titles that encompass more practical research in engineering, business, healthcare, public policy, communications, and even the social sciences. We are so pleased to have the opportunity to offer our wide range of content, as well as another avenue for e-book selection and fulfillment to libraries.”

About IGI Global: Founded in 1988, IGI Global, headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania (USA), is an innovative international publishing company specializing in the publication of research-based reference works including books, encyclopedias, journals, teaching cases, proceedings, and databases focusing on the subject areas of: engineering, healthcare, business, education, social science, library science, environmental science, public administration, computer science, and the humanities. IGI Global produces high-quality scholarly publications aimed at providing the research community and academic research libraries with reference publications on emerging innovations in diverse fields. For more information about IGI Global, please visit

Contact: Ann Lupold
Promotions Coordinator
IGI Global
701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
717-533-8845 x132

About YBP Library Services: YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries around the world. GOBI3, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 10 million titles. YBP is located in Contoocook, NH, USA. For more on the company, visit

Contact: Mark Kendall
Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations
YBP Library Services
800-258-3774 x3196

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