Bibliographic Retrieval Services (BRS) will begin offering Books in Print and the Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory on-line beginning August 1, 1981. The data base charges will be $40 per hour after an initial introductory rate of $20 per hour. The agreement includes a third Bowker publication, American Men and Women of Science, the leading biographical tool for US and Canadian scientists. The rate for it will be $70 per hour.
The contract between BRS and R. R. Bowker, the publisher of the reference tools, allows Bowker to negotiate with other vendors to increase the availability of the data bases.