YBP Library Services Awarded Contract to Supply Books for the Qatar National Library - YBP will provide collection development and technical services support for the Qatar Foundation's new National Library building -

CONTOOCOOK, N.H., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, is proud to announce that the Qatar Foundation has selected YBP as its primary supplier of academic titles for the new Qatar National Library (QNL). YBP will provide acquisition, collection development and technical services solutions in support of the National Library's opening day and ongoing collections. YBP's skilled team of project bibliographers will provide end-to-end workflow support ranging from selection assistance and processing to fulfillment.  

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"We are pleased and honored to have been selected as Qatar National Library's primary supplier for their new academic scholarly collection," said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at YBP. "We look forward to helping QNL achieve their mission and visionary objectives, drawing on our extensive experience collaborating with libraries around the world to build their collections."

Qatar National Library is a non-profit organization under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. QNL is supporting Qatar on its journey from carbon-based economy to knowledge-based economy by providing resources to students, researchers and the community in Qatar. It was announced in November 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

QNL carries out its mission through three functions, National Library, University and Research Library and a Metropolitan Public Library of the digital age. The National Library collects and provides access to global knowledge relevant to Qatar and the region. It also collects, preserves and provides access to heritage content and materials about Qatar and the region. The University and Research Library supports education and research at all levels by providing printed and digital library materials for students and researchers. Metropolitan Public Library delivers library services and information for everyone to enjoy reading, meet people and expand their knowledge.

"At YBP, we will continue to partner with libraries and provide them with innovative tools to develop collections and streamline workflows to quickly acquire print monographs and ebooks," said Mark Kendall. "Already serving a number of prestigious academic libraries in the Middle East, we are delighted to expand our service offerings in this region."

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 throughout the world. GOBI3, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 10 million titles. YBP is located in Contoocook, New Hampshire, USA. For more on the company, visit www.ybp.com.

About Qatar National Library 
Qatar National Library – Bridging with knowledge Qatar's Heritage and Future

Qatar National Library (QNL) is a non-profit organization under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF). QNL is supporting Qatar on its journey from carbon-based economy to knowledge-based economy by providing resources to students, researchers, and the community in Qatar. It was announced in November 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

QNL carries out its mission through three functions, National Library, University and Research Library and a Metropolitan Public Library of the digital age. The National Library function collects and provides access to global knowledge relevant to Qatar and the region. It also collects, preserves and provides access to heritage content and materials about Qatar and the region. The University and Research Library function supports education and research at all levels by providing printed and digital library materials for students and researchers. Metropolitan Public Library delivers library services and information for everyone to enjoy reading, meet people and become information literate.

Learn more about Qatar National Library online at www.qnl.qa
Twitter: @QNLib
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheQatarNationalLibrary

SOURCE Baker & Taylor, Inc.



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