BSCO Information Services has bought YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor.
Ahead of a public announcement, EBSCO - headquartered in Ipswich, Massachussetts - revealed the buy to customers, saying: "This acquisition ensures YBP's continuing role as the primary book supplier to academic libraries in the years to come.
"As we all know, the marketplace has been experiencing tectonic shifts as new technology has emerged, and with it a host of new content suppliers and models. EBSCO is uniquely qualified to ensure that YBP Library Services evolves apace with technology and continues to occupy a central role in supporting the academic library community."
Later confirming the deal publicly, EBSCO announced that the buy was a "significant investment in the library workflow", saying it would bring together the components of an integrated solution that would "help change the course of library automation."...more
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