Who's Who in Collection Development

At Alibris for Libraries, we understand the unique needs of library acquisitions departments and collection-development specialists. Since 1998, we've worked with libraries to help them find and acquire the titles they need. Today, more than 5,000 libraries use Alibris for Libraries as a primary source for out-of-print titles, older in-print titles, and large replacement and collection-development projects—as well as a source for unfilled and canceled firm orders.

Because we accept library purchase orders, guarantee the condition of each book, offer easy returns, and support your account with comprehensive and personal customer service, you can select and order books with confidence. Read on...


August 2010

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Available Now! 2010 Library Purchasing Survey Results

Learn what libraries spent on furniture, shelving, software, equipment & supplies, books, media, online databases, outsourced services, and more, in 2009--and their purchasing priorities for 2010.

The survey is organized into 4 volumes, each of which may be purchased individually: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, K-12 School Libraries, and Special Libraries. Each volume presents results by region and by product or service category. Discover spending patterns and priorities. See how your library compares.

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For 23 years Audio Editions Audiobooks has provided unsurpassed service to our loyal library customers. Our catalog is the most comprehensive in the industry and we are now offering Playaway! Friendly library specialists help you receive extensive savings on selection, replacements, our new library packaging service, along with our very popular flexible Standing Order Plan.

Request a free catalog today or visit our website to see why librarians continue to enjoy our personal service and compounding discounts. Read on...


Backstage Library Works provides professional and technical services to help you better deliver information resources to your patrons. You can call on our expertise for: • Digitization & Image Metadata • MARS™ Authority Control • Original Cataloging • Marcadia® Automated Copy Cataloging • Non-Roman Scripts (CJK/JACKPHY) • Retrospective Conversion • Reclassification • On-Site Services Whether you need to optimize your database’s searchability, catalog ongoing acquisitions, or improve access to a special collection, Backstage can create a quality, cost-effective solution tailored specifically to your needs. Call or email us for a no-obligation quote and work sample. Read on...


BBC Audiobooks America supplies product direct to libraries across North America.

We offer libraries:

  • Affordable, flexible order options, quality products and personal service.

  • Shelf-ready titles packaged for heavy circulation and with replacement pieces available.

  • The Library Partnership Program, which focuses on helping libraries and librarians minimize their costs while energizing their circulation.

We are a leading publisher of bestselling unabridged audiobooks and full-cast dramatizations with a collection of more than 3,000 audio titles in our audiobooks catalogs – which encompasses our Sound Library, Multi-Voiced and Children’s imprints. We have won numerous awards including the Audie for Audiobook of the Year for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Tertiary Phase and Roots, narrated by Avery Brooks, which won an Audie Award and a Ben Franklin Award for nonfiction audiobook in addition to being designated one of the top audiobooks of the year by Publishers Weekly and AudioFile Magazine.  Read on...


Partnering with libraries for 35 years, Books on Tape/Random House offers the highest-circulating unabridged audiobooks. Our bestselling and award-winning titles are produced in NY & LA studios and read by the finest narrators in the industry. Select from over 2500 titles available in durable library packaging and delivered with a complement of services tailored to meet special needs of librarians and educators. We also offer Flexible Standing Order Plans with FREE lifetime replacements and extra discounting. BOT is proud to exclusively offer Listening Library® titles, the premier audiobook publisher of children’s and young adult literature, as its children’s imprint--and Living Language®, the leader in self-study language programs. Read on...


For nearly 70 years, libraries have turned to Brodart for innovative products and services. We are a full-service library company offering state-of-the-art online tools, shelf-ready materials complete with cataloging and processing, bibliographic services, and consulting exclusively to libraries. Our customers select from more than four million English-language titles, Spanish-language materials, plus audio and video products.

The scope of our product lines and the depth of our services are described on these pages. If you have questions, give us a call at 800.474.9816 or e-mail us at support@brodart.com. Read on...


Today Contemporary Arts Media offers more than 4000 films and books for arts education and arts practitioners. The unique collection originates from Australia, UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, France, Hungary, Canada, Switzerland, Pakistan, Indonesia, Africa and Japan. CAM's customers are from all corners of the world. The company's aspiration is to promote art and culture in education through its two websites:
www.artfilms.com.au - for everything in ARTS and www.aspects.com.au - for general subject areas. We supply to schools, universities, educational and professional training institutions, to academic and public libraries, arts practitioners, students and the general public. Last year we had half a million hits on YouTube! Read on...


WT Cox Subscriptions provides high end subscription services at very competitive pricing to academic, public, medical, K-12 and special libraries. Basic service to customers includes an online management system in addition to a personal customer service representative. Providing both print and electronic subscriptions, WT Cox has access to over 265,000 titles - even local newspapers and memberships. Journal Finder is the solution for allowing patrons/students access to all of your library's electronic content. Journal Finder is an A-Z list, Link Resolver and ERM built into one. Interested in a quote? Simply send a current subscription list to us and we'll quickly return it with our proposal. Read on...


Davidson Titles, Inc. has been offering books in a variety of bindings, including our DTI STURDY BOUND label, to libraries for over 30 years. We also offer curriculum/classroom materials, diverse opening day collections, and an extensive selection of videos, DVDs and other multimedia products. Cataloging, processing, collection analysis and development are also available. Read on...


DV&A has been fulfilling library DVD needs for over 20 years. We have a warehouse with over 200,000 titles on DVD, with an exclusive library section stocked with over 1,000 DVD titles. DV&A offers competitive discounts and free shipping on orders over $100.00. In addition, we offer a full service website for easy browsing and ordering, a monthly newsletter highlighting popular new releases, MARC record and shelf-ready processing and much more! Our interactive website allows our customers to search by title, genre, actor, director, studio and many more options. You may also place orders, check your order status and save carts for future orders. Our new LivePerson Chat feature allows you to speak with a customer service representative while shopping on our site! In addition, we post our closeout sales, AFI listings and monthly newsletters to the website for your ordering convenience. Read on...


EBSCO Information Services is the leading service provider of e-journal, e-book and e-journal package and print subscriptions, e-resource management tools, full-text and secondary databases, and related services for all types of libraries and research organizations.

In its seventh decade of business, EBSCO upholds relationships with more than 81,000 publishers globally. These publisher relationships uniquely position us to streamline many aspects of the e-resource life cycle. EBSCO maintains a Dun & Bradstreet financial strength rating of 5A1, the highest awarded, which underscores the importance we place on providing outstanding, ethical service. Read on...


Louis Goldberg Books is the premier place to find and order government publications, out-of-print books, conference proceedings, theses, rare & hard-to-find books, and more. Since 1951, we have offered book finder services to library institutions nationwide.

We have the flexibility to accommodate whatever system you use. Invoices are included in every shipment and can be customized to meet your needs for easy processing. Your satisfaction is our primary concern. It is our desire to serve you in every capacity.

We are in constant contact with publishers and over the years have compiled a large database of resources. Our staff keeps special contact with you concerning the status of every book on order. Any inquiry you make receives careful and prompt attention.

If you are looking for a professional library book finder or distributor, you have come to the right place. Read on...


Military, Political and Social History on DVD. Rare newsreels and propaganda films documenting 20th century leaders, empires, wars and upheavals. Specializing in Third Reich, Soviet and Vietnam War eras. US Government propaganda films. Digitally restored with English subtitles and educational bonus features for classroom instruction. Read on...


LAC Group’s specialists include catalogers, meta-data professionals, systems administrators, taxonomists, talented library technicians and trained clerks. We work on projects and assignments for libraries, vendors, publishers, archives and resource centers on demand or on-site augmenting our clients’ staffs and departments.

We make it our business to stay abreast of new trends and developments in software and technology, classification schema, cataloging rules, standards and protocols.

We can send you qualified staff to clear out backlogs, catalog electronic resources and tackle any level of technical services work. MARC records creation, enhanced records, catalog clean-ups, reclassifications, authority control, taxonomies and more – the records will be compatible with your cataloging system and software. Read on...


LSSI offers high-quality, accurate database conversions, database upgrades, authority processing, customized item field creation and smart barcode label production, as well as RFID application and implementation services. Comprehensive, accurate authority processing services for LC name, subject and children's headings; NLM MeSH, GSAFD genre, and Sears headings, and professional manual review of unmatched headings are offered. We convert both MARC and non-MARC records to full MARC records. With nearly three decades of hands-on library experience, LSSI offers professional services for all aspects of library operations - automation support, including on-site system implementation and ongoing administrative support, cataloging, materials management, and special projects. Our clients include all types and sizes of libraries, including public, academic, governmental, and specialized libraries. We've performed many projects requiring customized processing. Read on...


We are a small independent subscription service. We handle over 250,000 publications. Our target markets are libraries (schools, public and institutional) and professional offices. When available, we will provide "free replacement" issues for our customers. Read on...


For over 20 years, our customers have relied on Multi-Cultural Books and Videos as their one-stop shopping source for foreign language material in North America. We are able to provide insight and expert language selections that no other vendor can offer.

We have compiled an extensive collection of foreign language materials from around the world, with thousands of new items in over 40 languages. We provide books, dictionaries, CDs, DVDs and talking books in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu, Bengali, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Korean, Somali, Tagalog, Polish, Japanese, Malayalam, Telugu, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, Haitian-Creole, Thai, Hebrew and many more. We are considered one of the top providers of Bollywood titles to the library market.

To ensure the quality, variety and competitive pricing of our title base, we buy directly from sources located abroad. We select only the best and most up-to-date audio-visual and print (books, dictionaries and children's bilingual titles) materials. We base our selection on customer feedback, the recommendations of native speakers and social trends. Can't find exactly what you are looking for? Our experienced multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff will assist you in selecting the most suitable materials for you and your patrons.

Thank you for your confidence in Multi-Cultural Books and Videos. We sincerely hope that the materials we have gathered and selected will be beneficial for you and your patrons. Read on...


Customized library collections selected by library professionals. Expanding collection of K-12 titles in durable Perma-Bound binding. Related library services including Accelerated Reader, online collection development and online ordering available. Read on...


Rittenhouse Book Distributors is an aggregator of content from more than 400 health science publishers. Content is available in various formats including print, electronic, PDA, and Web-based. Read on...


Our pioneering range of products and services, under the name of SwetsWise, provide you with a single solution to streamline the many tasks involved in the purchase, access, management and evaluation of your organization’s professional information, helping you achieve the objectives of your internal cost reduction plan. With SwetsWise you can:

  • Manage thousands of subscriptions from one account

  • Gain access to more than 300,000 publications, from over 65,000 publishers

  • Deliver the information your users need in the format they want, whether print or electronic

  • Benefit from our global and local understanding of the complex and challenging information marketplace

More control, easier access and increased usage
With SwetsWise, you gain total administrative control while ensuring expanded visibility and increased usage of your organization’s carefully acquired content. This maximizes your subscription investment and enables your users to easily and effectively search, browse and access your valuable resources. The increased productivity and improved research environment that SwetsWise provides for your users will enable you and your staff to leverage your time to focus on what is most important for you and your organization. Learn more about what SwetsWise has to offer you here.

To find out more about the other products and services we have to offer you, click here.


Video Group Distributors (www.videogroup.com) has been a leading supplier of DVD movies, Blu-ray and games to libraries and retailers nationally and internationally since 1991. Our library service unit provides a full line of shelf-ready General, Children's, New Release and Out-of-Print movies, fully prepped in take home DVD cases with customized information add-ons, stickers, library brand ID and more. We offer weekly new release leasing programs and buy-back programs. Each month we provide a "hot list" alert e-mail in advance of new releases. We have over 4000 DVD titles available at $10.00 each. Call Michael Green at 1-888-430-7462 or e-mail mgreen@videogroup.com. Read on...


Over the past 30 years, Wolper Subscription Services has established itself as the leader in personalized, customized subscription management services.

With the growing influence of electronic resources (journals, databases and management software) and increasing financial and workload pressures on information professionals, we have expanded our capabilities to become a true full-service solution, with additional levels of premium, custom options designed to help you maximize the utility of the content you subscribe to, whether it’s in print, online, or aggregated database format.

Wolper serves an extensive list of Fortune 500, Fortune 100 and other top-tier corporate, library and institutional clients. We excel at meeting the information needs of organizations in all kinds of markets – from academia to government, from pharmaceutical to finance. We are known for our superior customer service. Our unrivaled client retention rate speaks for itself.

Our comprehensive database offers access to approximately 300,000 serial titles, including mainstream consumer magazines; academic, scientific/technical/medical journals, print and electronic; books, e-books, CD-ROMs, and newspapers; domestic and foreign. If you require a title that’s not already on our list, we research pricing and availability and arrange directly with the publisher to fully integrate the new title into the various menus of options available to you for ordering, renewing, claiming, editing and reporting. We can also help you fill the gaps in your serials collection by locating and ordering back issues on your behalf. Read on...


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