EBSCO Information Services has acquired Minerva Wissenschaftliche Buchhandlung GmbH, of Vienna, Austria, from Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co., a subsidiary of Springer Science+Business Media. Founded in 1909, Minerva provides service to libraries in the areas of serials management and monograph orders. EBSCO will continue Minerva operations in Vienna and Minerva customers will retain their current customer service contacts. This new business opportunity resulted from Springer’s efforts to streamline its activities and focus on its core business of publishing.
(www.ebsco.com , www.minerva.at)