YBP is pleased to make available a series of selection lists created specifically for our academic customers. Our intent is to provide our customers with tools to develop more comprehensive and current collections that fully support their institution's collection development policy and the library patrons it serves. As the world's leading supplier of academic content (print and digital) to research libraries, we maintain a deep title database which is a proven invaluable resource for acquisitions and collection development librarians. Working from our selection of general-academic titles as well some popular and basic-studies titles, each subject has been carefully reviewed in conjunction with YBP's profiling categories, in particular Basic-Essential and Basic-Recommended titles. Other review sources considered include: Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly and CHOICE.
Many Academia readers have suggested that it would be helpful to their ordering and selection process if our selection lists were presented in a Microsoft Excel format. In response, we are happy to introduce this new functionality and format effective with this issue and for all future issues. In addition, you will find convenient purchasing links to your preferred ordering system for each title.