ALA Editions announces partnership with Google Book Search

Catherine English
Marketing Manager, ALA Editions
(312) 280-1537

For Immediate Release
December 6, 2006

ALA Editions announces partnership with Google Book Search

Google Book Search will help ALA Editions reach users around the world

CHICAGO - ALA Editions of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce their recent partnership with Google to offer ALA Editions content through Google Book Search. Users now will be able to preview ALA Editions titles, conduct multiple searches within the books, and browse through the available pages.

Each ALA Editions title includes an 'About this book' page with basic bibliographic data like title, author, publication date, length and subject. Whenever books in the Google Book Search index contain content that matches user search terms, these books are returned as links under Book Results on the search results page. Links to the ALA Online Bookstore along with other online retailers make it easy for users to go from browsing to buying. Google Book Search also features links to WorldCat's free Web service where you can enter a geographic identifier such as postal code and receive a list of nearby libraries that hold the item.

“By matching our book content with user searches, Google Book Search connects ALA Editions titles with the users who are most interested in buying them,” said Catherine English, Marketing Manager for ALA Editions. “We’re delighted to avail of the Google Book Search technology to present our content and authors to a global audience and help further the American Library Association’s mission to enhance access of information for all.”