Announced 6/11/10 via email from Fariha:
Changes are being finalized with YBP and Blackwell. See the details below. As of June 26, 2010 LIND will be known as YBP-UK.
Let me know when you start seeing the new invoices. Lois and I are working to get the vendor records changed/created. We also need to change vendor codes on the records...when I have a complete list from YBP. Yumiko is working on the partial list we received.
Let me know you have any questions on this.
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Subject: L&C name/payment address change
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 13:11:12 -0400
From: Ann-Marie Breaux
To: Lois J Christian
Hi Lois, Fariha, Betsy, and Charles,
As part of the Blackwell transition project, there will be some changes to Lindsay & Croft. Back in December 2009, when Baker & Taylor bought Blackwell-US and James Bennett, there was a corresponding change in the UK. Blackwell-UK acquired Lindsay & Croft from YBP. Shortly thereafter, L&C's Bicester office was closed, the L&C staff were integrated into Blackwell-UK's Oxford office, and L&C Customer Service responsibility was transitioned to the YBP Customer Service Bibliographers. Since that time, we have continued to send UK shipments on L&C invoices and accept payments at a Bicester payment address.
All of that is about to change. As of June 26, Lindsay & Croft will be known as YBP UK Library Services. From that point onward, shipments will be under the YBP-UK name, and invoices will reflect the new name and payment address. The shipments will be sent from Blackwell-UK's warehouse, but on a YBP-UK invoice and in a YBP box. I've attached a copy of a stuffer that is going out in this week's L&C shipments which has more details about the payment address change.
You'll notice that the payment addresses are now the same for YBP's US and UK operations. Despite that, we ask you to continue to identify YBP as two separate vendors in your local systems. We continue to maintain a distinction between US and UK ordering subaccounts within a library's YBP account structure. Those distinctions affect which warehouse generates a particular invoice and shipment, the native currency of the invoice, and whether the title is billed at a standard discount or with an import service fee. Additionally, the YBP US and YBP UK GST and SAN numbers remain distinct.
YBP continues to maintain a UK presence, via our partnership with Blackwell-UK. In addition, the mechanics of YBP's UK approval plans, notification plans, and standing orders will operate as before. The only differences will be the changes to our UK name and payment address. In the coming weeks and months, you will begin to see the name change reflected in other printed documents, approval profiles, technical specifications, and GOBI. We're also planning some additional communications about this in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, I wanted to go ahead and be sure you had the information ASAP. If you have any questions about these changes, please let me know.
Vice President, Academic Service Integration
YBP Library Services
Phone/fax: (678) 445-5720 vmail: (800) 258-3774 x3504