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CRC Press Signs 8,000 Title eBook Agreement with YBP Library Services
Baker & Taylor( 11/08/2012 )

CRC Press Signs 8,000 Title eBook Agreement with YBP Library Services

Boca Raton, FL - November 8, 2012 - CRC Press, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, announced today that it has signed a new agreement with YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, whereby nearly 8,000 of CRC Press' ebooks will be available for purchase from CRC Press through GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP's acquisition and collection management interface. Updated with approximately 800 titles each year, CRC Press currently publishes in over 350 subject areas.

"YBP has long-standing relationships with libraries that complement our publications," said John Lavender, Senior Vice President of Publishing at CRC Press. "The growing demand for ebooks makes it essential for libraries to have easy access to this content. We are pleased to offer this capability in partnership with YBP."

Information on title availability for the full range of CRC Press handbooks and reference works will be accessible by libraries through GOBI3, enabling YBP's customers to view and select individual ebooks from CRC Press with no change to their existing workflow. The result is a fully-integrated library acquisition process, from selection and profiling to ordering and invoicing.

"This partnership continues our long-term strategic initiative to provide our customers with the content they require in the format of their choice," said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at YBP Library Services. "Our collaboration with CRC Press and Taylor & Francis offers our academic library customers the combination of CRC's highly-respected and quality content and YBP's value-added services to libraries and consortia."

About CRC Press

CRC Press, a premier global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical content, provides essential material for academics, professionals, and students. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business. For more information, visit

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. 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

Media Contacts

Evelyn Elias
CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group
Director, Retail, Institutional, and Special Sales
(561) 361-6010

Mark Kendall
YBP Library Services
Senior Vice President
800-258-3774 x 3196

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