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YBP Library Services selected as primary book supplier for the University of Toronto Libraries

July 16, 2014

TORONTO, ON – YBP Library Ser­vices (YBP), the aca­d­e­m­ic divi­sion of Bak­er & Tay­lor, is proud to announce that the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Libraries has select­ed YBP as its pri­ma­ry sup­pli­er of aca­d­e­m­ic titles pub­lished in the Unit­ed States and Unit­ed King­dom.

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in North Amer­i­ca and the largest library in Cana­da, select­ed YBP to pro­vide them with books in print and dig­i­tal for­mats appro­pri­ate to a large research library. YBP will pro­vide com­pre­hen­sive approval plans for Unit­ed States, Unit­ed King­dom and Ire­land imprints based on the dis­ci­plines and sub­jects taught at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to.

“The mis­sion of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Libraries, one of the lead­ing research libraries in the world, is to fos­ter the search for knowl­edge and under­stand­ing in the Uni­ver­si­ty and the wider com­mu­ni­ty. YBP Library Ser­vices is hon­ored to have been select­ed as the libraries’ pri­ma­ry sup­pli­er of aca­d­e­m­ic schol­ar­ly mono­graphs in sup­port of their mis­sion,” said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent of Sales and Oper­a­tions at YBP. “Our part­ner­ship is designed to ensure the deliv­ery of inno­v­a­tive ser­vices that meet and exceed the needs of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to patrons and com­mu­ni­ty, today and in the future.”

“The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Libraries is com­mit­ted to pur­chas­ing impor­tant schol­ar­ly mono­graphs in both print and elec­tron­ic form and will do so on our own and, increas­ing­ly, as part of col­lab­o­ra­tive groups,” said Caitlin Till­man, Asso­ciate Chief Librar­i­an for Col­lec­tions and Mate­ri­als Man­age­ment, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Libraries. “YBP will be an impor­tant part­ner in help­ing to stream­line and man­age com­plex work­flows as we con­tin­ue to build com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tions that meet both the cur­rent and future needs of our fac­ul­ty and stu­dents.”

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 through­out 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

About the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Libraries
The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Libraries sys­tem is the largest aca­d­e­m­ic library in Cana­da and is ranked third among peer insti­tu­tions in North Amer­i­ca, behind just Har­vard and Yale. The sys­tem con­sists of 44 libraries locat­ed on three uni­ver­si­ty cam­pus­es. This array of col­lege libraries, spe­cial col­lec­tions, and spe­cial­ized libraries and infor­ma­tion cen­tres sup­ports the teach­ing and research require­ments of 215 grad­u­ate pro­grams, over 60 pro­fes­sion­al pro­grams, and more than 700 under­grad­u­ate degree pro­grams. In addi­tion to more than 12 mil­lion print vol­umes in 341 lan­guages, the library sys­tem cur­rent­ly pro­vides access to mil­lions of elec­tron­ic resources in var­i­ous forms and over 29,500 lin­ear metres of archival mate­r­i­al. More than 150,000 new print vol­umes are acquired each year. The Libraries’ web­site is the gate­way to its ser­vices and resources:

Media Con­tacts:

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

Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Libraries
Mar­garet Wall
Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Librar­i­an
Tel: 416–978-1757