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From your 1996-97 OCLC Users' Council Delegates:
   Lee Hadden               Bernard Strong         Marcia Talley
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Beth Baran +1-614-764-4373
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Nita Dean +1-614-761-5002
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MAJORS SCIENTIFIC BOOKS IS NOW PARTICIPATING
IN OCLC PROMPTCAT SERVICE

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 6, 1997--Majors Scientific Books Inc., the largest
distributor of health science books in the United States, is now
participating in the OCLC PromptCat service.

The OCLC PromptCat service delivers to a library a cataloging record for any
title having a monographic record in WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union
Catalog), the world*s most comprehensive database of bibliographic
information.  Records arrive at the library at the same time as library
materials sent by the vendor and a holding symbol is set in WorldCat.

Majors Scientific joins Academic Book Center, Ambassador Book Service,
Blackwell North America and Yankee Book Peddler as an active PromptCat
vendor.  Baker & Taylor, Book Clearing House, Brodart Company, Casalini
Libri, DA Information Services, Eastern Book Company, Iberbook
International, Puvill Libros and Rittenhouse Book Distributors have agreed
to join the OCLC PromptCat service.

Incorporated by J.A. Majors in 1909, the Majors Company is one of the oldest
medical book distributors in the United States.  Majors continues to
automate programs to accommodate the special needs of the customers they
serve.

Majors Scientific Books Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with branch
offices in Houston, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit computer library service
and research organization whose computer network and services link more than
23,000 libraries in 63 countries and territories.  For more information,
visit the OCLC Web site
[http://www.oclc.org/].                                (RJM)
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