FMD Merger into BWI Complete!
On June 30, 2003
at 4:45pm EST, TitleTales crossed a major milestone as BWI’s audiovisual data
was turned on live for all
public library users. This event was
preceded by several months of “nose to the grindstone” programming which made it
possible. This, of course, was all part of the now complete merger
of FMD into BWI!
TitleTales users now have access to over 650,000 AV items, including
over 400,000 popular music titles, almost 50,000 classical
titles, over 30,000 audiobooks and read-alongs, and over 200,000 video titles,
many of which have enhanced features such
as full text reviews and
full-color cover images.
To activate the AV database just go to the Update User Information
page. You can get there from the Your Lists page by
selecting the so
named blue button, or go directly there at any time by clicking on your
“username” in the upper right hand
corner of the screen. Once there,
scroll to the bottom of the page and select the data you would like to search.
The choices are
Children’s and Young Adult Books, Adult Books Only,
Both Book Categories, Include All Audiovisual Titles, or Search for
Audiovisual Titles Only.
Some of you may remember June 1999 when TitleTales was first
introduced for Children’s and Young Adult books. With help
hundreds of librarians, and with thousands of regular active users. . .look how
far we’ve come! You’ve become used to
regular improvements and
enhancements to the functionality of the website. As a result the bar has been
raised, and TitleTales
AV is starting out at a much higher level with
respect to features and functionality. As has been the TitleTales M.O. all
you can expect continued improvements and new features as we
move forward and continue to respond to the very welcome
our TitleTales customers.
We are pleased to be able to provide public libraries with the
audiovisual materials and related value-added services you need as
pursue our goal of being the champion of service to the public library.
For more information on our AV services or the FMD merger, please
contact BWI Customer Service at 800-888-4478, ext. 266, or contact your
local BWI representative. See http://www.bwibooks.com