IPSWICH, Mass. — October 8, 2015 — YBP Library Services (YBP) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will be working more closely with academic institutions in Ireland after agreeing to new contracts to supply e-books and journals. The tenders were issued and managed by Education Procurement Services (EPS) over the last few months.
YBP was ranked first in the category of e-book supply in May of this year. With the contract, YBP will be coordinating with the universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland to deliver, as well as extend and enhance workflows with the aim of supporting students and research throughout the country.
EPS also led a separate tender last month that resulted in EBSCO’s journal subscription services being selected as sole supplier of online and printed journals to EPS members for the next two years. EPS selected EBSCO last year following the Swets' bankruptcy, working closely with member libraries to restore stability with an interim arrangement. The new agreement builds upon the work that has already been undertaken and further strengthens the new working relationships.
EBSCO General Manager Paul Harwood says these two agreements build on long standing relationships with IReL and the Institutes of Technology. “We are thrilled to have these two additional opportunities to work with academic libraries in Ireland. We are particularly pleased that YBP was designated the top-ranked supplier for e-books and look forward to continuing our work on the journals side with our librarian colleagues at the member institutions.”
The Education Procurement Service (EPS) is the Department of Education and Skills sector sourcing hub under the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) model. EPS provides a sustainable, value for money, professional and compliant procurement sourcing service for public sector bodies through the employment of whole life cycle cost and a commitment to the customer in the delivery of its services.
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 www.ybp.com.
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: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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