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August 05, 2015 1:21 AM ET


Company Overview of Baker & Taylor, Inc.

Company Overview

Baker & Taylor, Inc. distributes books, videos, and music products to libraries, institutions, and retailers in the United States and internationally. It offers Axis 360, a digital media circulation platform that provides digital content for libraries; TS 360, an ordering platform for retailers; and Blio ereader, an e-reader software application. It also publishes books; offers print-on-demand and print-to-order services to publishers; and provides books for higher education. It offers products for academic, public, and school libraries; and retailers ranging from big-box and specialty stores to independent shops and Internet merchants. Baker & Taylor, Inc. has a strategic partnership with B...

2550 West Tyvola Road

Suite 300

Charlotte, NC 28217

United States

Founded in 1828





Key Executives for Baker & Taylor, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Senior Vice President of Operations
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President
President of Retail Markets and Executive Vice President of Merchandising / Digital Media Services
Age: 62
President of Digital Group
Age: 57
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Baker & Taylor, Inc. Key Developments

Wellington City Libraries, New Zealand Chosen Baker & Taylor and James Bennett as Primary Suppliers of Library Materials

Baker & Taylor and James Bennett, announced that they have been chosen as the primary suppliers of library materials to Wellington City Libraries, New Zealand. The agreement between Baker & Taylor/James Bennett and Wellington City Council offers all New Zealand public libraries an opportunity to sign onto a Participating Agency Agreement (PAA) and receive the terms and services outlined in the contract. Participating public libraries will have access to a wide range of areas in which Baker & Taylor/James Bennett have developed expertise and technology, including collection development, ordering and procurement services and customized library solutions/technical services. Working in partnership with Baker & Taylor/James Bennett also ensures that New Zealand libraries can quickly and easily receive all major titles from New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom through James Bennett's warehouse in Sydney, as well as U.S. titles through Baker & Taylor's American operations.

Baker & Taylor and Boopsie Announce Integration of the Axis 360 Digital Media Platform with Boopsie Mobile Library Apps

Baker & Taylor, announced that it has integrated its Axis 360 digital media platform with Boopsie. For Axis 360-enabled libraries that use a library-branded app created by Boopsie to enable mobile access to their websites, patrons will now have the ability to access the entire Axis 360 digital repository from their smartphone and tablet of choice. Boopsie provides an intuitive and visually appealing interface optimized for mobile devices with its native app platform. In 2013, 80% of American's time on mobile devices was spent in apps vs only 20% on mobile websites. Leveraging the Axis 360 API, library customers can now discover, check out and download ebooks and digital audiobooks directly to their devices in a seamless, easy and straightforward in-app experience.

Baker & Taylor, Inc. Announces Axis 360 API Integration Now Available for Innovative's Polaris ILS

Baker & Taylor announced that API integration between its Axis 360 digital media platform and Innovative's Polaris ILS has been completed. The integration brings the robust digital capabilities of Axis 360 into the Polaris ILS WebPAC, creating fully-integrated access to print and digital materials within the library's website. Patrons of libraries using the Polaris ILS will be able to discover ebooks and digital audiobooks in the online catalog and see real-time inventory availability in the item record display. Item check outs and holds are accomplished without having to navigate away from the library website. Patrons then open their favorite reading application and directly download borrowed material to their device. And, all digital borrowing for Axis 360 will also populate the patron account, allowing unified activity display and holds management for all material formats. Baker & Taylor and Innovative have completed the first instance of their sophisticated and user-friendly platform integration at Howard County Library System, MD. Axis 360 API integration with WebPAC is now available to all Polaris ILS customers.

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