Why Bowker?
Bowker’s rich history of serving the library field for more than 130 years provides you with the confidence you need when making critical collection development and selection decisions. Bowker’s Book Analysis System is the only collection analysis tool licensed to use Resources for College Libraries (the definitive core list for academic libraries). This customizable, self-service analysis tool will eliminate the need for manual comparison and reduce human error associated with one-by-one title look-ups. Leveraging the enriched data in BooksInPrint.com, Bowker’s Book Analysis System enables the most comprehensive look at your collection because your collection will be compared to all editions and formats of each title. While your holdings are being analyzed with Bowker’s Book Analysis System, your data is also being cleansed and standardized. You will be provided with four additional files: A no match file, an invalid ISBN file, an ISBN 13-digit conversion file, and a duplicate record file (different editions/bindings of the same title), which will help you better understand any overlap in print and electronic versions of the same title. Bowker’s Book Analysis System provides further granulation of the gaps and duplicates in your collection by allowing you to drill down within the subject classification system, whether it is Dewey, LC, or RCL Taxonomy. Additional evaluation can be made based on enhanced data limiters such as: awards, review sources, publication year, status, and e-book formats.