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About BowkerSAUR

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, an affiliated business of ProQuest and the official ISBN Agency for Australia, United States and U.S. territories, is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey with additional operations in England and Australia.

Who are you?

1. Librarian                                    2. Author                                  3.Retail / Business

Library Products

How Bowker serves a librarian

  • Find new titles to purchase or to perform a bibliographic search for your collection
  • Advise library users about other titles they could be reading
  • Improve search and discovery of your catalogue
  • Enhance your online catalogue with bibliographic content, ratings, & user  reviews
  • Analyze and compare the holdings in your collection by subject

Our products are organised based on what you are looking for:

Data Licensing Services

Catalogue Enrichment

Syndetic Solutions™
Syndetic Solutions is the premier source of specialised high-quality enriched data, specifically designed to enhance library online catalogues and discovery layers, accessible through Bowker’s Developer Network With Syndetics, you have more than 40 million unique descriptive data components, powered by the authoritative content in Books in Print, relating to books, CDs, and DVDs, to bring your catalogue to life.
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LibraryThing for Libraries™ (LTFL)
LibraryThing for Libraries (LTFL) enriches your online catalogue with data and features that invite your library users to browse, search and interact with your library’s holdings in completely a new way.
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Bibliographic Databases

Books In Print®
Books In Print combines the most trusted and authoritative source for bibliographic information with powerful search, discovery and collection development tools designed specifically to streamline the book discovery and acquisition process. Libraries worldwide consult Books in Print to find titles, create lists and decide from Books in Print’s vast inventory files which vendor, ebook platform or online retailer to source the title.
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Fiction and Non-Fiction Connection™
Fiction and Non-Fiction Connection are user friendly readers’ advisory services that recommend titles to your library users based on the books they have read, authors they like, and topics that interest them. Access to Fiction and Non-Fiction Connection is free with your Books In Print subscription or can be purchased separately as a package.
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Resources for College™ Libraries (RCL)
Resources for College Libraries (RCL) is the premier list of core print and electronic resources for academic libraries, featuring over 75,000 titles in 117 subjects. Brought to you by ACRL's Choice and Bowker, RCL covers the entire two-year and four-year college curriculum and provides a list of core titles that are essential for undergraduate study.
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Collection Analysis

Bowker Book Analysis System™
The newly redesigned Bowker Book Analysis System (BBAS) is a powerful collection-analysis tool essential for the academic collection librarian to electronically compare her/his library's collection against RCL. BBAS is perfect for large-scale acquisition and weeding projects. This customisable, self-service analysis tool eliminates the need for manual comparison and reduce human error associated with one-by-one title look-ups.
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Mobile Access

Library Anywhere™
Library Anywhere brings the power of your library anywhere. Library Anywhere is a mobile catalogue for any library. It provides both mobile web and native apps for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
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Data Licensing Services

Bowker Data On Demand™
Bowker Data On Demand is a self-contained web application serving custom metadata that can be published, located, and invoked across the web. Bowker metadata offers a wealth of information related to print books, ebooks, college textbooks, audio books, and more. This is the core data that our customers (retailers, publishers, and bookstores) use every day, and what powers Bowker search and discovery services, like Books In Print® and Syndetic Solutions™.
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Bowker Data Profiler™
Bowker Data Profiler is a service that enhances your library’s metadata, improving search and discovery. This new service processes e-content and extracts relevant information, creating enhanced metadata elements that can be fed back to a library’s or institution’s search engine.
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Author Products

How Bowker serves an author

  • Discover how to purchase your ISBN and barcode for your publication
  • Enhance your publication's visibility by using a variety of identifiers

Our products are organised based on what you are looking for;

Author Services

Identifier Services

My Identifiers
My Identifiers provides you with essential tools to help you reach your audience by making your titles more discoverable.
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International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
The most important identifier your book can have is the ISBN. As the U.S. ISBN Agency, Bowker is the ONLY official source of ISBNs in the United States. ISBNs provide unique identification for books and simplify the distribution of your books throughout the global supply chain. Without an ISBN, you will not be found in bookstores, either online, or down the street from your house.
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Bookland EAN Barcode
A Bookland EAN Barcode encodes an ISBN number and price. When scanned at a store at the time of purchase, the barcode enables stores to maintain inventory and track sales. Every major bookseller requires a barcode for every physical book.
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ISNI (The International Standard Name Identifier)
The ISNI is an ISO-certified global standard for the identification of contributors to creative works. The ISNI system uniquely identifies public identities across multiple fields of creative activity that might otherwise be confused. An ISNI can be assigned to all parties that create, produce, manage, distribute or feature in creative content — including human beings, legal entities (such as a company), or fictional characters.
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Retail / BusinessProducts

How Bowker serves a retail / business person
Bowker provides services for many business types, from chain, Independent and college retail bookstores, to online retailers, distributors and consultants for other businesses.
Our products are organised based on what you are looking for:

Publishing Workflow Solutions

Bowker offers a wide range of solutions to assist the publishing community to transact and be informed on the flow of digital and print books throughout the publishing ecosystem.
Book Marketing Limited
Book Marketing Limited (BML) is the premier source of information and research on the book industry, undertaking a wide range of private and syndicated research projects, and publishing a variety of market reports.
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PubEasy®
PubEasy is a web-based service providing 24x7, real-time access to customer service information from multiple suppliers. PubEasy is used globally by thousands of booksellers to quickly and efficiently place orders, check price and title availability, check order status and track orders online with participating publishers, distributors and wholesalers.
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Identifier Services

My Identifiers
My Identifiers provides you with essential tools to help you reach your audience by making your titles more discoverable.
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International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
The most important identifier your book can have is the ISBN. As the U.S. ISBN Agency, Bowker is the ONLY official source of ISBNs in the United States. ISBNs provide unique identification for books and simplify the distribution of your books throughout the global supply chain. Without an ISBN, you will not be found in bookstores, either online, or down the street from your house.
Click here to discover more

Bookland EAN Barcode
A Bookland EAN Barcode encodes an ISBN number and price. When scanned at a store at the time of purchase, the barcode enables stores to maintain inventory and track sales. Every major bookseller requires a barcode for every physical book.
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ISTC (The International Standard Text Code)
The International Standard Text Code is a global identification system for textual works (in varying formats & media) used primarily by publishers, bibliographic services, retailers, and libraries, to display different manifestations of the same titles together for customers.
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SAN (Standard Address Number)
The SAN is a unique seven-digit identifier used to signify a specific address of an organisation in (or served by) the publishing industry. It is the method used by Pubnet and PubEasy systems and is required in all electronic data interchange communications using the Book Industry Systems Advisory Committee (BISAC) EDI formats.
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Data Licensing Services

Bowker Data On Demand™
Bowker Data On Demand is a self-contained web application serving custom metadata that can be published, located, and invoked across the web. Bowker metadata offers a wealth of information related to print books, ebooks, college textbooks, audio books, and more. This is the core data that our customers (retailers, publishers, and bookstores) use every day, and what powers Bowker search and discovery services, like Books In Print® and Syndetic Solutions™.
Click here to discover more

Bowker Data Profiler™
Bowker Data Profiler is a service that enhances your library’s metadata, improving search and discovery. This new service processes e-content and extracts relevant information, creating enhanced metadata elements that can be fed back to a library’s or institution’s search engine.
Click here to discover more

Bibliographic Databases

Books In Print®
Books In Print combines the most trusted and authoritative source for bibliographic information with powerful search, discovery and collection development tools designed specifically to streamline the book discovery and acquisition process. Libraries worldwide consult Books in Print to find titles, create lists and decide from the vast inventory files which vendor, ebook platform or online retailer to source the title.
Click here to discover more

Fiction and Non-Fiction Connection™
Fiction and Non-Fiction Connection are user friendly readers’ advisory services that recommend titles to your library users based on the books they have read, authors they like and topics that interest them. Access to Fiction and Non-Fiction Connection is free with your Books In Print subscription or can be purchased separately as a package.
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Other services

Printed Directories.

From general trade to highly specialized, find the Bowker reference directories you’ll reach for time and again for the most authoritative title information. Bowker’s printed directories have been the staple for title information for over a hundred years. By offering these essential industry tools, Bowker supports the information needs of every type of publisher, retailer, and librarian, along with their customers and patrons.
Every day, industries as diverse as Medicine, Law, and Information Technology -- among others -- produce a wealth of publications that address the very specific needs of their respective fields. Every year, Bowker carefully compiles and updates information about these publications, and puts it into the hands of the professionals and individuals who need it the most.
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