R.R. Bowker Teams With ebrary To Create Powerful Library Research Tools

Nov 08, 2002


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R.R. Bowker, a publisher of bibliographic information, will begin selling a customized Bowker-ebrarian research database to librarians, library patrons, students, and faculty as the result of a recently signed licensing agreement with ebrary, a provider of information distribution and retrieval services. The new Bowker-ebrarian research database accessible from booksinprint.com and globalbooksinprint.com is designed to provide simultaneous, multi-user access to a searchable collection of full text from more than 13,000 books and other content derived from 130 publishers. It is designed to integrate with a library's existing ILS system and can be used to search by keyword or phrase through dictionaries, encyclopedias, Web sites, and other reference materials. In addition to the new research database, Bowker will also enable its booksinprint.com and globalbooksinprint.com subscribers to view the full text of titles available with ebrary's PDF-based technology. From the title record in booksinprint.com and globalbooksinprint.com, users will see a button to view the full text where available. However, to conduct actual research using a wide range of electronic resources, users must subscribe separately to the new Bowker-ebrarian research database.

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