How Bowker serves a librarian
- Find new titles to purchase or to perform a bibliographic search for your collection
- Advise library users about other titles they could be reading
- Improve search and discovery of your catalogue
- Enhance your online catalogue with bibliographic content, ratings, & user reviews
- Analyze and compare the holdings in your collection by subject
Our products are organised based on what you are looking for:
Syndetic Solutions is the premier source of specialised high-quality enriched data, specifically designed to enhance library online catalogues and discovery layers, accessible through Bowker’s Developer Network With Syndetics, you have more than 40 million unique descriptive data components, powered by the authoritative content in Books in Print, relating to books, CDs, and DVDs, to bring your catalogue to life.
LibraryThing for Libraries™ (LTFL)
LibraryThing for Libraries (LTFL) enriches your online catalogue with data and features that invite your library users to browse, search and interact with your library’s holdings in completely a new way.
Books In Print®
Books In Print combines the most trusted and authoritative source for bibliographic information with powerful search, discovery and collection development tools designed specifically to streamline the book discovery and acquisition process. Libraries worldwide consult Books in Print to find titles, create lists and decide from Books in Print’s vast inventory files which vendor, ebook platform or online retailer to source the title.
Fiction and Non-Fiction Connection™
Fiction and Non-Fiction Connection are user friendly readers’ advisory services that recommend titles to your library users based on the books they have read, authors they like, and topics that interest them. Access to Fiction and Non-Fiction Connection is free with your Books In Print subscription or can be purchased separately as a package.
Resources for College™ Libraries (RCL)
Resources for College Libraries (RCL) is the premier list of core print and electronic resources for academic libraries, featuring over 75,000 titles in 117 subjects. Brought to you by ACRL's Choice and Bowker, RCL covers the entire two-year and four-year college curriculum and provides a list of core titles that are essential for undergraduate study.
Bowker Book Analysis System™
The newly redesigned Bowker Book Analysis System (BBAS) is a powerful collection-analysis tool essential for the academic collection librarian to electronically compare her/his library's collection against RCL. BBAS is perfect for large-scale acquisition and weeding projects. This customisable, self-service analysis tool eliminates the need for manual comparison and reduce human error associated with one-by-one title look-ups.
Library Anywhere brings the power of your library anywhere. Library Anywhere is a mobile catalogue for any library. It provides both mobile web and native apps for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
Data Licensing Services
Bowker Data On Demand™
Bowker Data On Demand is a self-contained web application serving custom metadata that can be published, located, and invoked across the web. Bowker metadata offers a wealth of information related to print books, ebooks, college textbooks, audio books, and more. This is the core data that our customers (retailers, publishers, and bookstores) use every day, and what powers Bowker search and discovery services, like Books In Print® and Syndetic Solutions™.
Bowker Data Profiler™
Bowker Data Profiler is a service that enhances your library’s metadata, improving search and discovery. This new service processes e-content and extracts relevant information, creating enhanced metadata elements that can be fed back to a library’s or institution’s search engine.