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ALA Press Release
For Immediate Release
October 11, 2012
Contact: Katharine Fronk
Ingram and Booklist team up for added one-click efficiency
CHICAGO —Already a powerful collection-development resource, Booklist Online has partnered with Ingram to add one more function that makes this workflow workhorse ever more indispensable in the rapidly changing library environment. Ordering selected materials for Ingram customers is now easier thanks to a new one-click option that allows Booklist Online subscribers to transfer their Booklist lists directly to Ingram's ipage®.
By logging on to Booklist Online, going to My Lists and clicking "submit," subscribers can create selection lists in their ipage account for easy ordering without ever having to navigate out of Booklist Online.
Booklist and Ingram each offer comprehensive and exclusive collection development services and tools to libraries. "This partnership makes a lot of sense," says Booklist Editor and Publisher, Bill Ott. "We share the goals of freeing up time for library staffs, in Booklist's case by making the selection process more efficient with our 8,000-plus recommendations each year, and in Ingram's by leveraging their up-to-the-minute technology to make the online title selection and ordering process quicker and easier."
ipage -Ingram's online search, order and account management site-is a comprehensive source for complete title information, stock status, ordering, publicity, the latest industry news and more. ipage has become a popular e-business tool for the book industry, used daily by scores of booksellers and librarians across the country. ipage Basic is offered free to Ingram customers.
The single-click shopping cart in Booklist Online has previously connected directly only to Baker & Taylor Title Source 3 accounts.
Booklist is the book review magazine of the American Library Association, considered an essential collection development and readers' advisory tool by thousands of librarians for more than 100 years. Booklist Online is a powerful collection development tool offering a growing archive of 135,000 recommended-only reviews of adult, youth, media and reference titles, with more than 8,000 new reviews added each year. Its robust collection-development benefits include: multiple points of access through an advanced search function that allows filtering by many different criteria; a list-building function that allows downloading, printing, saving, modifying and sharing; and a "saved searches" function for successful searches. There's also a wealth of free content, offering the latest news and views on books and media. Booklist subscriptions offer essential integrated print and online access for the most efficient and effective workflow.
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