McGinty to Step Down as CIG Vice Chairman

January 8th, 2014

Pioneering exec to remain active in information industry

 

Bethesda, MD – January 8, 2014 — James P. McGinty will step down as Vice Chairman of Cambridge Information Group (CIG) on June 30, 2014. Mr. McGinty has been with CIG for more than 20 years, playing a central role in the company’s development and investment strategy.

“Jim has been pivotal to our growth and success and he has left his indelible stamp on the company,” said CIG Chairman Bob Snyder. “We will miss him greatly, but we’re comforted knowing that he will remain active in our industry, shaping its future with bold and innovative ideas.”

“In addition to having served as a tremendous leader for CIG, Jim has been a trusted advisor and mentor to me and so many others across our organization,” said Andy Snyder, CIG CEO. “We are grateful for the impact he had on our businesses and our people and will miss his counsel.”

Mr. McGinty was named Vice Chairman and appointed to CIG’s Board of Directors in 2005, after serving for five years as the company’s president. Among his contributions to CIG are his participation in the acquisition, integration, and the general management of acclaimed information brands and businesses Bowker, RefWorks and ProQuest, where he played an especially active role, serving for six years on its Board of Directors. Prior to CIG, Jim was president of Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA), where he led the company to a threefold increase in revenue and grew its customer base to more than 1,800 institutions worldwide. Prior to joining CSA, Jim spent 20 years with the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.

Mr. McGinty’s leadership in the information industry has been recognized by some of its most elite trade groups. Among his honors are the Miles Conrad Memorial Award presented by the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) and the Peter E. Jackson Innovation Award presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

Mr. McGinty will continue his active role in the information industry, helping it adapt and respond to new opportunities.

 

About Cambridge Information Group (CIG)

Cambridge Information Group is a family owned management and investment firm, primarily focused on information services, education and technology. CIG has been investing in and building companies for long-term success for over 40 years. The executive team completed over 30 acquisitions in the last ten years including the acquisition of ProQuest Information and Learning in February 2007. Currently, the CIG family of companies employs more than 2,100 people in 26 countries. The company’s website is www.cig.com.

 

Contact:

Beth Dempsey, for CIG

beth.dempsey@proquest.com or +1 (248) 349-7810

Bach to Rock Signs Franchise Agreements to Expand in Northern Virginia

November 5th, 2013
Bach to Rock

America’s Music School to Offer Music Lessons for Kids and Adults in Bristow

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, announced today it has signed two new franchise agreements to open schools in Northern Virginia, including a location in Bristow. To date, Bach to Rock has eight schools open and eight franchised locations in development across the U.S.
“Bach to Rock has been a part of the Washington, D.C., area since our first school opened in 2007 and we have been thrilled by the positive responses from parents and students to our variety of music programs,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. “There is a demand in the region for what Bach to Rock offers. With music and arts programs continuing to be cut due to diminishing school budgets, Bach to Rock helps meet the increased need for high-quality music education. We look forward to growing our presence in Northern Virginia and offering our fun, progressive curriculum to even more families in Bristow.”

The Bristow location is slated to open in Spring 2014 at 9100 Devlin Road and is owned by franchisee Sameer Patel, of Bethesda, Md.

“Two of my sons, now ages 7 and 4, have gone through Bach to Rock’s music programs and so I’ve seen their progress and how it really works. As a child, I disliked individual music instruction, but I’ve watched my kids do very well in it and, more importantly, enjoy a group learning environment as the foundation for individual lessons as the next step,” said Patel, a former banker who also owns Bristow Montessori School. “Bristow is a wonderful, growing community that still lacks certain amenities. I see a strong opportunity for Bach to Rock to fill a void and am confident residents will love what we have to offer for children, teenagers and adults alike.”

Charles Fisher, a U.S. Navy veteran and owner of multiple franchise concepts across several states, including Massage Envy and European Wax Center, took advantage of Bach to Rock’s veteran incentive program. Fisher and his wife, Nubia, also a Navy veteran, are targeting Northern Virginia to open a location in the first quarter of 2014.

“As a franchisee of Massage Envy and European Wax Center, I’ve had a chance to touch the lives of adults, but never had an opportunity to help kids,” Fisher said. “With Bach to Rock, I look forward to working with kids and making a difference in their lives by teaching them to play the music they love.”

In 2013, Inc. magazine named Bach to Rock as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the third consecutive year. Last year, the Washington Business Journal named Bach to Rock the number one company to watch and Washington Family Magazine readers also voted it Best Music Instruction winner.

Bach to Rock is currently seeking qualified candidates to open franchise locations in major metropolitan markets throughout the country. Bach to Rock is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to build a business that is dedicated to helping children and adults learn to play the music they love. While music experience or ability is not necessary, candidates should bring strong business acumen and the ability to build teams to ensure the school’s success.

To learn more about music school franchise ownership opportunities with Bach to Rock, as well as its veteran and franchise referral programs, contact Ralph Rillon, vice president of franchise development, toll-free at 855-B2R-7570 (1-855-227-7570) and franchise@b2rmusic.com, or visit www.b2rmusic.com/franchise.

About Bach to Rock Bach to Rock (B2R) is a music education school for students of all ages from early childhood through high school and beyond. B2R knows learning music should be fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy. Weekly ensemble instruction and band formations lead to public concerts, Battle of the Bands and recording sessions in B2R’s professional recording studios. B2R builds technique, fosters teamwork and enhances self-esteem through private lessons, band instruction, and public performances. Bach to Rock opened its first corporate-owned location in 2007 in Bethesda, Md., and has since grown to six corporate schools — two in Maryland and four in Virginia. There are two franchise-owned schools in Port Washington, N.Y., and Wayne, Pa. Additional franchised schools are slated to open in Sacramento, Calif., Long Island, N.Y., Bristow, Va., and Fredericksburg, Va., in 2014. Follow B2R on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BachtoRock and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/B2RMusic. For more information, visit www.b2rmusic.com or call 1-877-B2R-8558.

Media Contact: Ashley Rodriguez Fish Consulting 571-312-6174 arodriguez@fish-consulting.com.

Read the article on The Sacramento Bee.

Bach to Rock Signs First Franchise Agreement in Sacramento

June 26th, 2013
Bach to Rock

America’s Music School to Open First Location on West Coast

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, announced today it has signed a franchise agreement with Purple Dragon 88, LLC, to expand the brand to Sacramento, Calif. Expected to open in Winter 2013, the new school will be Bach to Rock’s first on the West Coast. To date, Bach to Rock has seven schools open and seven franchised locations in development across the U.S.

“We are thrilled to expand Bach to Rock’s presence to the West Coast and we’re confident Sacramento residents will love our variety of music programs,” said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock. “With music and arts programs continuing to be cut due to diminishing school budgets, Bach to Rock helps meet the increased need for high-quality music education. We look forward to offering our fun, progressive curriculum to Sacramento families.”

In 2012, Inc. magazine named Bach to Rock as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the second consecutive year and the Washington Business Journal named it the number one company to watch in 2012. Washington Family Magazine readers also voted it Best Music Instruction winner for 2012.

Bach to Rock is currently seeking candidates to open franchise locations in major metropolitan markets throughout the country.

Bach to Rock is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to build a business that is dedicated to helping children and adults learn to play the music they love. While music experience or ability is not necessary, candidates should be able to build a strong team of committed musicians to ensure the school’s success.

To learn more about music school franchise ownership opportunities with Bach to Rock, as well as its veteran and franchise referral programs, contact Ralph Rillon, vice president of franchise development, toll-free at 855-B2R-7570 (1-855-227-7570) and franchise@b2rmusic.com, or visit www.b2rmusic.com/franchise.

About Bach to Rock  Bach to Rock (B2R) is a music education school for students of all ages from early childhood through high school and beyond. Learning music should be fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy. Weekly ensemble instruction and jam sessions lead to public concerts, Battle of the Bands and recording sessions in B2R’s professional recording studios. B2R builds technique, fosters teamwork and enhances self-esteem through private lessons, band instruction, and public performance. To date, there are seven B2R schools currently located in Maryland in Bethesda and Gaithersburg, Virginia in McLean, Herndon, South Riding and Lansdowne, and in New York in Port Washington. A second franchised-owned school is slated to open in Wayne, PA in 2013. For more information, visit www.b2rmusic.com.

Read article on The Sacramento Bee

Bowker Launches SelfPublishedAuthor.com

May 20th, 2013
Bowkar

Web resource connects indie publishers with advice and resources tailored to their needs

May 20, 2013 (New Providence, NJ) – ProQuest affiliate Bowker® has launched a new web resourceto guide independent authors to success. SelfPublishedAuthor.com offers tools, advice, and resources for navigating the publishing process, serving a burgeoning market of authors who are bypassing the traditional publishing route to take total control of their book projects.

“Bowker has tracked extraordinary growth in the number of self-published works over the past five years,” said Beat Barblan, Bowker director of identifier services. “There are thousands of authors who need access to advice, guidance and resources. SelfPublishedAuthor.com is designed to be their partner, helping them bring their books to market in the most effective way.”

Bowker, the official ISBN agency for the US and its territories, is uniquely suited to work with independent authors. Its MyIdentifiers® website, where publishers can purchase ISBNs, is often the first step in the publishing process, and has grown to include connections to a wide variety of publishing-related services. Now, SelfPublishedAuthor.com complements it with industry advice and perspective, marketing tools, referrals to partners who can help independent publishers and a calendar of events specifically for self-published authors.

“We’re committed to being a comprehensive, practical and valuable resource that helps publishers build connections with the right partners and the right audiences,” said Mr. Barblan.

To learn more visit www.selfpublishedauthor.com.

About Bowker® (www.bowker.com)

Bowker is the world’s leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Creators of products and services that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience, the company also generates research and resources for publishers, helping them understand and meet the interests of readers worldwide. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories. The company is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey, with additional operations in England and Australia.

ProQuest Completes Acquisition of EBL

May 15th, 2013
Pro Quest

Plans move forward to combine EBL and ebrary into a single, best-of-breed e-book platform

May 14, 2013 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) – ProQuest, an information company central to global research, has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. The acquisition supports ProQuest’s overall goal of enhancing the research experience through seamless discovery of content across multiple formats, including books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, and video.

Kari Paulson, President of EBL, and EBL’s current staff have joined ProQuest with Ms. Paulson in the role of Vice President and General Manager of the combined ebrary and EBL e-book business unit. Reporting to Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President of Workflow Solutions, she will lead the planning efforts to combine the strongest features of ebrary and EBL into one optimized e-book platform that has the most flexible selection of business models, the most comprehensive range of content, and the most effective tools available to support both researchers and librarians. The company will be actively soliciting customer feedback throughout the integration in order to provide libraries with an even better e-book solution. 

ProQuest does not anticipate disruption for EBL or ebrary customers over the estimated 18 month integration timeframe. Customers and partners should continue to work with their current EBL and/or ProQuest representatives.

To learn more visit ProQuest at www.proquest.com.

 

About Ebook Library (www.eblib.com)

Ebook Library (EBL) is a leading global ebook aggregator, serving academic, corporate and research libraries worldwide. With an impressive catalog of ebook titles from premier international academic publishers, EBL is renowned as a pioneer of flexible, innovative access models such as Patron-driven Acquisition and the esteemed Non-Linear™ Lending model. EBL is a ProQuest business with offices around the world.

About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world’s knowledge — from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest’s massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, Ebook Library (EBL), and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks®, and Pivot services, as well as the Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

Media Contact:

Beth Dempsey, for ProQuest
+1 248-349-7810 or beth.dempsey@proquest.com

Bowker and Smith Publicity Make it Easy for Small Presses and Self Publishers to Tap Public Relations Help

May 2nd, 2013
Bowkar

Link from MyIdentifiers to Smith will introduce authors to essential support

 

May 2, 2013 (New Providence, NJ) – ProQuest affiliate Bowker® is expanding resources available to authors and small publishers on its MyIdentifiers.com website by teaming with Smith Publicity, widely recognized as one of the industry’s top book publicity agencies. Now, MyIdentifiers.com will include a link to Smith’s website where authors and publishers can take the first steps in exploring public relations programs that can effectively support their publishing efforts. The cooperation with Smith is part of Bowker’s larger program to help MyIdentifiers users succeed by connecting them to trusted providers of a range of essential services.

“We continue to see enormous growth in self-publishing,” said Beat Barblan, director of Bowker® Identifier Services. “These authors have a message or a story to share. They are interested in finding and partnering with trusted resources that will help propel their books to success. Bowker can help by identifying high-quality support and making it easy for them to connect. Smith Publicity is a great addition to this program.”

Founded in 1997, Smith Publicity has worked with more than 1,500 authors and publishers, promoting books from every genre. The firm is renowned for its ability to provide personal service. Its staff of professionals partner with authors to share expertise and develop plans that fit the author’s goals and enable the book to reach its full potential – whether it’s targeted publicity for a niche audience or a six-month international media campaign. Smith’s track record of success is legendary: its clients have appeared on virtually every major television and radio show and featured in top print and online publications throughout the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.

“We work with authors of every walk of life, helping them to realize what are often deeply personal goals for success,” said Sandra Poirier-Diaz, president of Smith Publicity. “The opportunity to support the users of MyIdentifiers is truly exciting for us. We’re eager to meet these authors, spread the word about their books to help them spark sales.”

MyIdentifiers, part of Bowker® Identifier Services, provides authors and publishers with the products and services that allow their books to be discovered. As the United States’ official ISBN agency, it is the first stop in publishing and selling books and now includes a growing range of tools to help expand the audiences for authors’ works.

About Smith Publicity

Since 1997, Smith Publicity has promoted more than 1,500 authors/publishers representing books from every genre from first time, self-published projects to The New York Times best selling titles. The company’s book marketing and promotion services include outreach to television, radio, magazine, newspaper and online media. Smith Publicity excels at developing creative and personalized book promotion plans to help clients create awareness about their projects and brands. Smith Publicity is headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, with additional offices in Toronto and London.

About Bowker® (www.bowker.com)

Bowker is the world’s leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Creators of products and services that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience, the company also generates research and resources for publishers, helping them understand and meet the interests of readers worldwide. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories. The company is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey, with additional operations in England and Australia.

 

ProQuest Celebrates America’s National Library Week with Complimentary Access to Resources

April 11th, 2013
Pro Quest

Open access to homework databases, e-books, plus marketing support for libraries at proquest.com/go/celebrate April 14 through 20

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 11, 2013 – ProQuest, an information firm central to research, is celebrating America’s National Library Week with a rich assortment of goodies for libraries and their patrons. During April 11 through 20, the company will open some of its most popular databases found exclusively through library websites and help librarians fine-tune their marketing with free access to promotional tools and professional development. A trip to www.proquest.com/go/celebrate connects visitors with all the details.“National Library Week shines a spotlight on one of America’s favorite institutions,” said Simon Beale, ProQuest Senior Vice President and General Manager. “We aim to help libraries respond to that extra attention with resources and services that extend their outreach.”

To broaden support for one of public libraries most requested services — homework help — ProQuest® is providing free access to patron favorites such as CultureGrams™, award-winning eLibrary®, SIRS® Issues Researcher, Historic MapWorks ™ Library Edition, as well as such ebrary® e-book collections as Public Library Complete™ and Schools and Educators Complete™. Libraries that find these works particularly popular with their community can extend complimentary access for up to 30 days.

ProQuest continues its annual tradition of providing downloadable promotional tools including charming customizable bookmarks, Facebook images, and free access to Engaging Students Through Social Media, a white paper from ProQuest’s social media expert, Beth McGough.

ProQuest is also offering a limited-time discount on the upcoming edition of U.S. Book Consumer Demographics & Buying Behaviors Annual Review, a key source of trends from affiliate Bowker®.

All libraries are encouraged to add www.proquest.com/go/celebrate to their websites during National Library Week, April 14-20.

About ProQuest’s Commitment to Libraries
ProQuest’s celebration of National Library Week is rooted in its longstanding support of libraries and librarianship. ProQuest’s outreach and advocacy efforts extend deep into the library community. Among its varied programs are tools and services that help librarians connect with their communities, free database access and scholarship support for library students, and sponsorship of a range of awards that recognize outstanding library school educators. In 2009, ProQuest initiated the Library Volunteer Program, which organized volunteer efforts to support libraries and community groups in cities across America. The Library Volunteer Program will kick off its fifth year this spring.

About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world’s knowledge — from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest’s massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks®, and Pivot services, as well as its’ Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

 

ProQuest Boosts University Institutional Repositories With Historical Content

April 11th, 2013
Pro Quest
Company Offers Archival Copies to Institutions from their Digitization Projects
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 11, 2013 – ProQuest is helping universities build robust institutional repositories (IRs) by sharing digital copies of their graduate works which have been converted from paper or microfilm and archived in the ProQuest Dissertations and Thesisdatabase (PQDT). The move enables universities to build their own searchable, historical archives even if their IR programs are new.“Our goal is to expand the reach and impact of graduate works as a driver of innovative research,” said Austin McLean, ProQuest director of dissertations publishing. “By teaming with our university partners, we can maximize the profile of dissertations and theses as an integral part of the scholarly communications landscape.”

The new program deepens ProQuest’s policy of sharing digital copies of dissertations with universities as they are submitted when authors allow broad dissemination. Any university that has participated in ProQuest’s Digital Archiving and Access Program (DAAP) is eligible to receive copies of their converted dissertations for loading into their IRs. Some nominal charges may apply. Additionally, the university must comply with any limits that the author has placed on posting and dissemination.

ProQuest has been showcasing innovative graduate works through multiple new programs. In 2007, it launched PQDT Open, an online repository of Open Access graduate works. This expanded service provides authors with the widest possible distribution of the official published version of their dissertation or thesis. ProQuest’s traditional publishing service is also included with rigorous quality assurance, assignment of an ISBN and permanent storage in the company’s microfilm and digital vaults. Breadth of dissemination is determined by dissertation authors within the context of institutional policies and ProQuest strictly adheres to author dissemination choices.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses is the world’s largest commercially available repository of graduate works. Chosen by the United States Library of Congress as the official archive of American dissertations, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, whose precursor was begun in 1939, now encompasses more than one quarter of a billion pages, creating a unique, continually growing trove of emerging research and landmark works. Researchers rely on ProQuest Dissertations & Theses as both a source of enlightening information and as a pivotal component in making their own scholarly production available to the world’s intellectual communities. The archive is managed at ProQuest by a team of scholars and technologists, who combine their talents to make the archive accessible, reliable and supported by continually advancing technology.

About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world’s knowledge — from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest’s massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks®, and Pivot services, as well as its’ Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

ProQuest Takes RefWorks to the Next Level with Flow™

April 11th, 2013
Pro Quest
Cloud-based collaboration platform supports productive, online, team-oriented research
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 11, 2013 – Attendees at the UKSG and Association of College and Research Libraries conferences are getting a look at the next generation of document and reference management as ProQuest demos its new RefWorks Flow™, a cloud-based collaboration platform for research materials. Flow was created to provide a better solution for the changing workflow of researchers, who are increasingly working in team environments and want seamless access to full text documents, rather than citations alone.

“Researchers need access to their work wherever they are, and they want to collaborate with others, inside and outside their institution. Flow has been designed from the ground-up to address those needs,” said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO. “It takes the bibliographic data management expertise of RefWorks to a whole new level, offering an extraordinarily rich set of tools for researchers in a service that’s simple and intuitive for institutions to offer.”

Built with user experience as its primary development driver, Flow features an intuitive interface that needs little training to use and simplifies the management of research materials. It enables users, whether they’re students or scholars, to organize full text documents and references, keeping them together, accessible and usable for a variety of needs — team collaboration, class reading scenarios, etc. Users can save web page content and metadata, create collections to organize documents and citations, and upload PDF and Office documents. Once saved to the cloud, these documents can be read, highlighted, and annotated on multiple devices. Flow has built-in recognition of documents and citations so users don’t have to enter metadata manually.

Flow is also designed to be easy for institutions to use. A cloud-based service, it requires no installation or updates. Flow is compatible with all modern web browsers on computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

RefWorks Flow is available now. Click here to learn more.

About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world’s knowledge — from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest’s massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks®, and Pivot services, as well as its’ Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

 

Bowker® BookWire App Allows On-the-Go Access to Book Data

April 10th, 2013
Bowkar

iPhone/iPad app connects buyers, librarians and sellers to metadata, retail prices and purchase ability anywhere, anytime

April 10, 2013 (New Providence, NJ) — ProQuest affiliate Bowker® is introducing a free mobile app that streamlines the search for books by consumers, librarians and booksellers. Using Bowker’s new Bookwire™ app, iPhone™ or iPad™ users can scan the barcode of any book to receive a quick search result for that title and format, view a list of the lowest retail prices, and make a purchase through multiple e-retailers. For subscribers to Books In Print® or Resources for College Libraries™ (RCL), the Bookwire app offers an additional benefit, enabling subscribers to login to access detailed book information and add titles to selected lists from any location — whether it’s remote or in the library.

The Bookwire app provides a variety of options to connect to book information. Users can scan a barcode, enter an ISBN or search by title, author or publisher to review details. Then, they can complete a purchase or save the information for later use.

Subscribers to Books In Print® and RCL™ will be able to link to detailed metadata and add items to existing lists. Book buyers in a store, faculty office or at a trade show will be able to simply scan and save titles from Books In Print on the spot to their device. Collection weeding in libraries will happen right from the stacks, eliminating the need to cart books back to a desk for evaluation.

The Bookwire app is available in the iTunes Store.

About Bowker® (www.bowker.com)
Bowker is the world’s leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Creators of products and services that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience, the company also generates research and resources for publishers, helping them understand and meet the interests of readers worldwide. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories. The company is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey, with additional operations in England and Australia.

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