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Loading book data into your library management system is easy with our free bibliographic data
High-quality bibliographic information
We can provide free high-quality bibliographic information about all of the titles you order from us. Our dedicated team enhance the information that is generally available and provided by publishers, so that our data meets all established industry standards.
We check and correct all the core bibliographic information (title, author, illustrator, editors, binding, edition, series etc) using AACR2 cataloguing principles. We add Deweys to non fiction, using sensible truncation to reflect the needs of childrens’ and teenage collections. We apply LCSH Sears Subject Headings for Schools and Public Libraries, and we add BIC and UKSLC codes. Our team review all mainstream UK children’s publishing and apply themed keywords after we have read each title.
We are also part of the BIC working party to update UKSLC in line with the Thema codes.
Receive your books shelf-ready
Our data can include your accession numbers/barcode data, if you have asked us to apply barcodes on your behalf. This means that your stock will arrive shelf ready, so your students can loan it immediately – saving you lots of valuable time.
It's easy to import your data
Our data is provided in either UKMarc or Marc21 formats. Bib. data is supplied automatically to Junior Librarian and Eclipse customers who are using the MLS bookshop. For other systems we will send an automated email containing bib. data for you to import. It's usually very easy to do this, but the process will differ depending on your system. Please ask your system supplier for instructions.
- Capita Reading Cloud
- MicroLibrarian Eclipse
- Pergamon Mu
- SLS Software
If your system is not on this list please give us a call. We will be happy to work with your supplier to get this service up and running.
Request your free data
We can supply free bibliographic data together with barcode information whenever you order from us. Just import the file that we send you whenever we make a delivery and your books will be ready to issue as soon as you unpack them.
If you're not already receiving free bib. data from us, please call us on 0121 666 6646, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form here. We will configure your account so that bib. data is automatically supplied whenever you get a delivery from us. Just let us know which library management system you're using.