Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, the leading supplier of Web-based library automation systems, and Informata, Baker & Taylor's data and information products division, announced that Innovative will be a reseller of The Content CaféTM. The Content Café, a service maintained by Informata, features book-jacket images, tables of contents, and annotations. This content will be linked directly from the Millennium Web OPAC or technical services staff clients via Millennium's Web resource linking software, providing enhanced bibliographic content to both patrons and staff.
"The Content Café offers the widest content coverage in the market. By taking advantage of this service, our libraries can work with Innovative to streamline the process of acquiring and providing Web content," said Ted Fons, Product Manager at Innovative Interfaces. "As a reseller of The Content Café, Innovative provides yet another choice to its partner libraries by offering multiple vendor options across all functions."
The Content Café provides access to an extensive database of enriched bibliographic information. Currently consisting of more than 1 million ISBNs with book-jacket images, 746,000 annotations, and 400,000 tables of contents, it integrates seamlessly with the library's Millennium system. The Content Café also includes jacket images for CD, VHS, and DVD formats. The Content Café is not just limited to titles that Baker & Taylor supplies. As with The Title SourceTM II, Baker & Taylor's premium collection development solution, the goal of The Content Café is to provide a comprehensive database of enriched content that benefits all libraries, regardless of how they source their materials.
"We already have a successful history of working with Innovative on The Content Café," said Pamela Smith, Chief Marketing Officer for Baker & Taylor. "This new partnership only strengthens the relationship by bringing this key new technology even closer to our mutual customers. Libraries are used to relying on Baker & Taylor's bibliographic data to help them make informed selection decisions. The Content Café now helps libraries bring much of this same information to their patrons."
About Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor is a leading full-line distributor of books, videos and music products to libraries and both traditional and Internet retailers. With a history of 175 years, the company has developed long-term relationships with its customers and with major book publishers, movie studios and record labels. Each year, the company ships more than 1 million unique items. Baker & Taylor maintains one of the largest combined in-stock book, video and music inventories in the United States with approximately 427,000 products in inventory and more than 2.1 million titles available for order.