"Our deep partnership with CLS has given us the opportunity to create a digital history collection for our city, shorten wait times for our users and focus on customer engagement."

Robert Moffett, Director of Technical Services
Gail Borden Public Library


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Shelf Ready Services

We provide unique and specialized services for special collection projects, such as opening day. expansions, or ongoing orders. Serving as an adjunct to your library's staff, we provide incomparable solutions, customized to fit your needs. Our approach and solutions to building collections ensure that the unique quality expectations of your library are met, and the expectations of your staff and community are exceeded.

Collection Development Services

Only Baker & Taylor can offer a state-of-the-art collection development system, which leverages the largest database of book and media titles in the industry. Utilizing extensive databases and our industry experience, we employ the most accurate and up-to-date information in the development of selection tools. We work with you to generate detailed collection, subject, and demographic profiles. Our services include one-time and ongoing selection lists, as well as profile-based lists with reviews and annotations.

Customized Cataloging Services

Baker & Taylor's state-of-the-art, customized cataloging process allows CLS customers to search and retrieve cataloging records directly from your integrated library system, ensuring your cataloging records are unique to your library. 100% cataloging is provided for every title. Baker & Taylor's continues to develop progressive services and innovative solutions and are excited to introduce BTCat – a brand new cataloging utility and service that will streamline tasks at your library. BTCat is the very technology our catalogers use every day in support of the hundreds of customized cataloging customers we support. It’s available now and can become a part of your workflow as well.

To meet your book cataloging needs, Baker & Taylor offers TechXpress, a specialized service that complements our online ordering tools. Designed to allow registered customers to download Machine Readable Cataloging Record (MARC) files for books, records can be downloaded directly from the internet, rather than waiting for diskettes or tapes to arrive.

Customized Technical Processing

Our technical processing is the most comprehensive service in the industry, with services ranging from simple applications of labels to a complete system of shelf-ready product. All of our technical services can be tailored to fit your library's requirements.

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