By David Schroeter
Last week, EBSCO announced its acquisition of YBP Library Services. For years, YBP and its GOBI platform have been a valuable partner to Gale, part of Cengage Learning, providing access to both print and eBook titles as part of Gale’s GVRL, Gale Directory Library, and Literature Criticism Online programs.
We at Gale are devoted to providing our customers with the best ease of access and workflow models available, and because of this, our partnership with YBP will remain unchanged. This means that there will be no interruptions to service or changes in contracts, and you can continue using our resources the same way you always have.
Committed to You
We believe libraries—whether school, public, academic, or special—provide exceptional value to the patrons they serve, and that commitment extends beyond our products and services. Visit mystory.gale.com, which is dedicated to celebrating the differences you make in the lives of your patrons each and every day. While you’re there read our library story, too, which celebrates the life of Gale founder Fred Ruffner. For over 60 years, we at Gale have been committed to library advocacy. Together we can show the world just how much we all need these vital pieces of our global community, how much we all need libraries.
Engage with Us
While nothing will change regarding our partnership with YBP or the service we provide to you and your students, faculty, and researchers, it is only natural that you may have questions. We’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to reach out to your library sales consultant or to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how we can help.
Dave Schroeter is Senior Vice President of Sales for Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. He has spent nearly 20 years in the library information services industry, 12 of those being with Gale. Dave also has an extensive background in the enterprise software and technology industries. He has worked with libraries of all types in his efforts to advocate for and help make them an integral part of their campus, community and school.