Time: Sept 21, 2006; 9:30 and 1:30
Place: FLICC/FEDLINK Training Room,  Library of Congress, Adams Bldg., Rm 216
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Superior Content
More Titles - has over 5 million books, audio books and videos * over 30% more titles than Ebsco's Book Index With Reviews.

Spanish Titles -  For your Spanish speaking patrons, will be adding over 540,000 Spanish titles from 27 countries including the US, Spain, and Latin America.  We are the only US vendor getting direct feeds from Spanish and Mexican publishers. 

Unbiased and Authoritative - Bowker is not in the business of selling books, which means you benefit by receiving all title information, not just those we are interested in selling. Your search results are not skewed by criteria related to sales demand or other commercial attributes.

Timely -'s bibliographic content is updated daily with over 90,000 updates per week to ensure timely and accurate information for ordering.

Value-Added Content - provides a wealth of bibliographic information as well as rich, value-added content that helps you in collections development, reference and acquisitions, such as:
-	Over 11,000 Author Biographies
-	Over 1,000,000 Annotations
-	Over 500,000 Cover Images
-	Over 400 Bestseller Lists and Awards are tracked and browseable
-	Over 130,000 Tables of Contents
-	700,000 full-text reviews from 15 sources including Library Journal and Choice

Comprehensive Publisher Information * detailed information on over 185,000 publishers enables you to easily contact them.  All subscribers now have complimentary access to our new interface, designed specifically for library patrons. Choose the Professional View or the Patron View when accessing the most authoritative title and publishing information database on the Web.
∑	An updated interface for professionals*All the features on the Search Results and Full Description page have been streamlined into one common area at the top and bottom of these pages for easier navigation.
∑	A user-friendly, easy-to-navigate patron interface for*presenting the features of most interest to patrons:
∑	Simple searching with superior results	∑	
                Award winners throughout history
∑	Intuitive drill-down browsing	∑	
                Books mentioned in the media
∑	Bestsellers throughout history	∑	
                Fictional characters and settings

Key Features & Benefits

Be the first to learn about new releases and forthcoming books.  Introducing Bowker's New BIP Alert Service.  Enable staff and patrons to save their own customized searches and receive alerts when new items meeting their criteria are added to the database.

Speed workflow with staff and patron searching of from within your digital collection management system. We now have this availability with Sirsi, Endeavor, Ex Libris, GIS Information Systems, Auto-Graphics and GEAC - and are continually working to add new vendors.

Satisfy patron demand with targeted and quick searching from the only recognized, unbiased and authoritative industry database to provide title availability of US publishers.  

Provide instant availability information with seamless links to your OPAC through Hooks to Holdings‘, as well as real-time stock availability from 26 distributors. 

Streamline operations by never having to re-key information with MARC21 download into ordering and cataloging automation systems.

Enable patrons to preview and search full text of more than 9,000 books via Bowker's partnership with ebrary. Subscription models offering unlimited full-text viewing and searching are also available.

Save time by creating lists of titles to email or print for library programs as well as to increase patron interest or assist with student assignments.

Order directly from within through Brodart, Emery Pratt, Alibris (for rare and hard to find titles), AddAll (for comparison shopping), and BookSurge (for Print-on-Demand).

Thank you,

James W. Oliver
FEDLINK Vendor Services Coordinator
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4935
V-(202)707-4960, F-(202)707-4955
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