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Bowker-Launches New -Book Search Platform

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July 16 – July 23, 2009 Edition

Bowker Launches New Book Search Platform

NEW YORK, NY/AUTHORLINK NEWS/07/14/09– Bowker (www.bowker.com), a provider of bibliographic information management solutions, this week announced the beta release of Books In Print 2.0 (BIP 2.0), an enhanced version of the company's flagship book discovery and collection development platform, Books in-Print. The official global market release of BIP 2.0 is scheduled for early 4Q 2009.

BIP 2.0 is a new dynamic book search and discovery platform that provides librarians, researchers, and library patrons with access to the richest set of book information available in the reference market. The platform combines comprehensive content with powerful visual discovery interfaces from AquaBrowser, Bowker's popular search platform utilized by more than 500 libraries worldwide. This enables users to discover relevant book information through a variety of cutting-edge collection development capabilities, including edition-grouped search results (FRBR), "word cloud" search visualization, and Web 2.0 tools such as rating, tagging, and other social networking features.

Bowker demonstrated the new BIP 2.0 over the weekend at the American Library Association's 2009 Annual Conference and exhibition, (July 11-14, 2009). More information about Books In Print 2.0 and other Bowker informationservices and solutions for the library market can be accessed at http://www.bowker.com

Bowker provides searching, analytical, promotional, and ordering services to publishers, booksellers, libraries, and patrons through national and international brands, including: Books In Print, Global Books In Print, Syndetic Solutions, Pubnet, PubEasy, PubTrack, AquaBrowser, and more. In the U.S., Australia, and Puerto Rico, Bowker is also the exclusive ISBN and SAN Agency and a DOI registration agency for the publishing industry. Bowker, now part of the ProQuest family of companies, is headquartered in New Providence, N.J., with operations in East Grinstead, England, and Melbourne, Australia.