[Blueboard] GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information)

Fernan R. Dizon fdizon at admu.edu.ph
Wed Oct 23 09:33:56 PHT 2002


RE:  GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information)

The GOBI or Global Online Bibliographic Information by YBP, a Baker and 
Taylor Company provides an online bibliographic database to more than 2 
million English language titles from North America, UK. They also offer 
wide range of services to customers like acquisition, collection 
development and cataloging support with ready access to querying, 
selection, ordering and reporting functions online.
Unlike other online book service agents, YBP shoulders all shipping and 
handling expenses. Also, orders are not pre-paid. Book deliveries are done 
through door-to-door delivery via UPS. They also accept rush orders that 
can ship within 48 hours provided that the ordered item is in their 
warehouse. Normal shipments usually take 3-4 weeks for delivery. 
Their website provides three level of security. They provide three 
passwords to customers. One password is for read-only which is good for 
searching titles. The second one is for searching and tagging items in the 
database that can be consolidated afterwards, and the third one is for 
ordering books online.     

YBP offers several value-added services like: 

A.	Customer Profiles:
This is very helpful in selecting books for purchase. YBP selects book 
titles that they send to faculty members via email. 

B.	They provide monthly newsletters containing selected, notable book 
titles. This newsletter is also sent via email.

C.    ACADEMIA- an online magazine newsletter containing book reviews on 
several subject fields highly recommended by their in-house profiling 

In line with this, we are giving you a set of password and username that 
will enable to search GOBI online. Please see details below:
	Username: amu1762  
 	Password : ybpsearch

  For more information, you can visit their website at www.ybp.com, or you 
can contact me or your department's liason officer if you have any 
questions regarding GOBI 

Fernan R. Dizon
Acquisitions Librarian
Rizal Library
Ateneo De Manila University

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