Books-A-Million Chooses Bowker for Identifier Services

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Retail giant opts for Bowker metadata to power internal and external systems

Bowker® metadata will be used to feed both internal and external systems at Books-A-Million, supporting the firm’s purchasing needs as well as providing reliable bibliographic and identifier information in stores and on the website.

Bowker, a leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions, has been selected by book retailer Books-A-Million to supply metadata related to the print, e- and audio books as well as textbooks sold in its 240 stores and through its website, booksamillion.com. Bowker® metadata will be used to feed both internal and external systems at Books-A-Million, supporting the firm’s purchasing needs as well as providing reliable bibliographic and identifier information in stores and on the website.

“Books-A-Million’s choice of Bowker is a testimony to the quality of our data,” said Angela D’Agostino, Vice-President of Sales for Bowker, an affiliated business of ProQuest. “We’re delighted to help Books-A-Million provide superior service to book buyers.”

"In a rapidly changing book selling environment, quality data is key to driving an excellent customer experience across all channels of our business" said Cy Fenton, Senior Vice President of Information Technology. "Our relationship with Bowker gives us a solid data foundation as we continue to grow our business."

Books-A-Million is a leader in book retailing, operating stores in 30 states and the District of Columbia. The company includes the popular superstores Books-A-Million and Books & Co. and neighborhood stores such as Bookland. Bowker will provide a rich selection of bibliographic data, from author names, publisher information and ISBNs to Dewey Decimal Numbers, formats, binding, subject categories and dozens of other details that improve discovery of books and accuracy in purchasing.

To learn more visit http://www.bowker.com.

About Books-A-Million
Books-A-Million is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at http://www.booksamillion.com. The Company presently operates over 200 stores in 23 states and the District of Columbia. The Company operates large superstores under the names Books-A-Million and Books & Co. and traditional bookstores operating under the names Bookland and Books-A-Million. For more information, visit the Company’s website at http://www.booksamillioninc.com.

About Bowker
Bowker is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Creators of products and services that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience, the company also generates research and resources for publishers, helping them understand and meet the interests of readers worldwide. Bowker, an affiliated business of ProQuest and the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories, is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey with additional operations in England and Australia.

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