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Follett Acquires Baker & Taylor

“Follett Corporation today announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide. With combined sales of $3.6 billion, the two businesses will offer librarians, patrons, educators and students unprecedented access to the best curated physical and digital content wherever learning and reading take place in the community.” (via Follett)

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Baker & Taylor and Whitehots to Offer Axis 360 to Canadian Libraries

“Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, today announced an expansion of its widely-adopted Axis 360 digital media services into Canadian libraries, in partnership with well-known library service provider Whitehots Inc. With the agreement between the two companies, public and school libraries in Canada will have the convenience of being able to order print and digital materials from a single source. Baker & Taylor will provide technical expertise connected with Axis 360, while Whitehots will ensure that the ordering, billing and customer support functions are appropriate for the Canadian market.” (via Yahoo Finance)

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Coe Named CEO at Baker & Taylor

“Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that its board of directors has named longtime executive George Coe as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Coe brings 34 years of extensive experience leading and transitioning companies to becoming leaders within their industries. These companies have served public, K-12, academic, corporate and law libraries worldwide. Since 2000, he has served as President of Baker & Taylor’s Library & Education division. Prior to Baker & Taylor, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Brodart Books, Library Automation and K-12 software management divisions.” (via DBW)

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Massachusetts, Baker & Taylor Partner on E-books

“The Massachusetts Library System and Baker & Taylor have partnered on a pilot project designed to expand access to e-books throughout the state’s libraries. In the six-month e-book project, Baker & Taylor will assist MLS in establishing a shared, statewide collection of e-books, in which an initial group of 51 participating libraries will access more than 3,000 general interest titles through Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 digital media platform.” (via PW)

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Penguin Group to Distribute eBooks to Public Libraries via Axis 360

“Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment products, today announced that Penguin Group (USA) LLC’s ebooks are available to all public libraries and consortia using the Axis 360 digital media platform. In Fall 2012, two Axis 360 libraries participated in a test program circulating select Penguin Group ebooks to patrons. As a result of the successful partnering with the Los Angeles Public Library and Cuyahoga County Public Library, Penguin is now making its full ebook catalog, including DK titles, available to all public libraries using Axis 360.” (via Baker & Taylor)

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