Baker & Taylor and EBSCO Publishing Partner to Bring Added Value to Book Records in EBSCO Discovery Service

From a press release issued by EBSCO on Feb. 11, 2010:

An exciting new partnership will make rich book and multimedia data from Baker & Taylor available as part of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). EBSCO’s discovery solution is designed to provide a single entry point and fast access to a library’s entire collection—including local loading of the OPAC. The ability for libraries to truly make a custom discovery experience is one over-arching benefit that puts EBSCO’s discovery solution ahead of competing services. EDS, enhanced with rich Baker & Taylor content, will offer patrons a fuller user experience, bringing more exposure and usage to the collection.

Baker & Taylor provides unmatched information on books, e-books, A/V materials and more, including more than 10 million data elements representing an ever-expanding resource for libraries. The following data elements from Baker & Taylor will be available to any customers using EBSCO Discovery Service:

  • Book record & entertainment record information, including:
  • book jackets with full-color images
  • publisher annotations
  • family keys
  • display of selected subject headings

Additionally, EBSCO Discovery Service conducts real-time availability checks, so that patrons have up-to-the-minute status and availability of catalog items. Customers who wish to further enhance applicable records within the EDS experience can elect to include additional data from Baker & Taylor, including:

  • tables of contents information
  • subject descriptors
  • display of complete list of subject headings
  • professionally-written summaries
  • book excerpts (first chapters)
  • author biographies
  • awards information
  • review citations
  • additional bibliographies
  • options for a results limiting to include Baker & Taylor data
  • ability to include patron-driven wish lists/purchase options (if desired by library)

 The content partnership with Baker & Taylor is the latest addition to the growing service. Baker & Taylor joins NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press and many others in making EBSCO Discovery Service the most comprehensive discovery solution available.

For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com.

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