Baker & Taylor and OCLC Announce Partnership

Oct 18, 2005


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Baker & Taylor, a distributor of books and audio-visual materials and provider of library services, and OCLC Online Computer Library Center, a library cooperative, have announced a partnership that will offer OCLC cataloging records to subscribers who receive books and audio-visual materials from the Baker & Taylor family of companies. This expanded service offering will be available through the Baker & Taylor family of companies that includes YBP Library Services, J.A. Majors and Libros Sin Fronteras.

Each of the products in the Baker & Taylor database (including book, eBook, music, DVD, and spoken word formats) will carry a unique OCLC record number. This OCLC number will be available to subscribers of the new service during the acquisition process, eliminating the need to manually search WorldCat for matching records. Once the material ships, the WorldCat database will be updated with the library's holding symbol and an OCLC cataloging record will be provided by Baker & Taylor, tailored to each library's specifications. Libraries must subscribe to both OCLC and Baker & Taylor cataloging services to benefit from this program.

(www.btol.com; www.oclc.org)