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For YBP single title purchase, the process is automated through YBP, which provides MARC records, order records and invoices. We use Serials Solutions databases to keep track of the titles. Below is a general title activation workflow in Serials Solutions:

  • YBP sends emails with these titles to acq-monographs@ncsu.edu
  • Monograph unit Specialist assign titles to staff
  • Staff verify access and activate titles in the appropriate database in SerSol
  • If the database containing the title is not activated yet, staff will notify monograph unit Specialist and consult with the unit ERL to activate an appropriate database.

We purchase ebook titles from several providers. Below is a list of such providers and databases in SerSol:

ProviderSerSol Database
EbraryEbrary Perpetual Access, PDA and STL
Ebook LibraryEbook library
EBSCOhostebooks on Ebscohost
Cambridge University PressCambridge University Press Ebooks Single Titles
CRC PressCRCnetBASE All Titles (deactivated 1/30/2020 as SerSol will make it into zero title DB and activated the titles in Taylor & Francis eBooks A-Z)
ElsevierScienceDirect eBooks
ProjectMuseUPCC Books - Single Title
Oxford University PressOxford Scholarship Online
RittenhouseR2 Digital Library; $400 annual platform fee (billed as part of the R2 Carolina consortium for discounted fee; platform fee was waived for the years we purchased titles = 1 title purchased each year 2016,-2019.) Title list as of 4/2020
Taylor & FrancisTaylor & Francis eBooks A-Z
Walter de GruyterDe Gruyter eBooks


For these titles, we choose the option to subscribe to only some of the titles in the database, and 360 MARC is deactivated since we are getting MARC records from YBP.

All except Cambridge Unversity Press ebook titles can be activated in Serials Solution by following the Yankee eBook SerSol Activation workflow.

For Cambridge University Press ebook titles, a library specific holdings database is created to track these titles. To add a title to the database, follow the instruction here

If a title is not available from YBP, we’ll purchase it directly from a third-party vendor.

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