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Baker & Taylor Book Data to Be Available in EBSCO Discovery Service
Baker & Taylor (www.baker-taylor.com) and EBSCO Publishing (www.ebscohost.com) are partnering to bring added value to book records in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides a single entry point to a library's entire collection-including local loading of the OPAC. EDS, enhanced with rich Baker & Taylor content, is designed to offer patrons a fuller user experience, bringing more exposure and usage to the collection.
Baker & Taylor provides information on books, ebooks, A/V materials, and more, including more than 10 million data elements representing an ever-expanding resource for libraries. Data elements from Baker & Taylor include book jackets with full-color images, publisher annotations, family keys, and a 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 the following:
- 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)
Source: EBSCO Publishing
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