We supply monographs and series to more than 3,000 customers in 50 countries worldwide, in both print and electronic format.
Our customers are mainly academic, research and art libraries interested in high quality original-language academic publications, scholarly research and specialist art titles from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece.
The focus of our customers' profiles is in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Art, with requests ranging from doctoral theses to prize-winning literature, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues; we also handle orders for facsimiles, limited editions and out-of-print items.
We handle subscription orders for almost 1,000 libraries worldwide, with over 8,500 print issues passing through our offices every month. We deal with all types of periodicals, from daily newspapers to magazines, scholarly journals, irregular publications and requests for back-issues, as well as managing orders for multimedia and online content; we currently handle orders for over 1,000 e-journals, as well as hosting journal content on our Torrossa digital library and bookstore.
There are a number of advantages to our consolidated subscription management, including:
- simplified supply and invoicing
- a single contact for easy order management and renewals
- intermediary services for the handling of licence agreements and the activation of access to online content
Automatic supply on "Approval"
The "Approval Plan", used by a significant number of libraries in the United States, Europe and further afield, is a demonstration of the high regard libraries have for our specialised knowledge of the market in which we operate. We work closely with libraries to formulate a detailed profile and annual budget of the material they would like to receive, based on subject, format, price and intellectual level.
Our meticulous selection procedures and thorough attention to each individual library's collection development policy means that almost 99% of all titles selected and supplied in this way are approved, accepted and added to library collections.
We currently have 360 active approval plans, many of which with major academic, research and art libraries.