EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alibris, a division of Monsoon Commerce and the premier online marketplace for new and used books, textbooks, music, and movies, announced today a new service available through its partnership with YBP, a Baker & Taylor company and the leading bookseller to research libraries. This service allows libraries to locate and acquire their own copies of out-of-print and out-of-stock books through GOBI3, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface.
Through YBP Marketplace, libraries can see, in real time, current stock and condition information for hard-to-find titles from more than 14,000 online independent booksellers. It's a fast and convenient way for libraries to purchase the titles needed for their patrons – all within their existing GOBI3 workflow. Titles ordered through YBP Marketplace are invoiced by YBP and shipped from Alibris.
"YBP Library Services has become the leader in the industry by delivering innovative and fully integrated solutions for our customers," said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at YBP. "With the addition of the YBP Marketplace, libraries can acquire titles needed in a timely and efficient manner from a single ordering source. We're very pleased to work with Alibris to offer libraries another tool to streamline ordering."
"Alibris is pleased to deepen our relationship with YBP and is dedicated to providing libraries with greater selection and choice; the integration of our unmatched selection directly into GOBI3 makes it even more valuable," said Kanth Gopalpur, CEO of Monsoon Commerce. "Our objective is to help our global network of independent sellers thrive by providing access to the broadest possible base of buyers."
About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, provides print and digital content 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 http://www.ybp.com.
About Alibris and Monsoon Commerce
Alibris, the retail division of Monsoon Commerce, is the premier online marketplace for independent sellers of new and used books, textbooks, music, and movies, as well as rare and out-of-print titles. Monsoon Commerce is an e- commerce solutions company powering the online success of mid-sized merchants and multi-channel retailers. Our integrated solutions allow you to easily manage inventory, orders, and fulfillment; sell more products in more places; and intelligently price products across channels. Our more than 17,000 customers, including 2,500 online merchants and multi-channel retailers, commonly experience a level of success that is both impactful and enduring—at times, even transformational. We call it the Monsoon Effect. Learn more at monsooncommerce.com.