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February 16, 2010 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Baker & Taylor Book Data to Be Available in EBSCO Discovery Service

Baker & Taylor ( and EBSCO Publishing ( 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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