Global Books in Print, a new CD-ROM product from R.R. Bowker, includes more than two million in-print English-language books drawn from several U.S., British, Australian, and New Zealand sources. The database is continuously updated and new complete CD-ROMs are issued monthly. The cost for a single-user license is $2,055 a year. There is a surcharge of $350 if the contents of the CD-ROM are downloaded to a multi-user network.
Books can be searched by author, title, keyword, subject, publisher, and 22 other search criteria. The records include not only bibliographic information, but also available bindings and prices for each edition and descriptive annotations. The records can be used to order electronically from any one of several domestic and international wholesalers and publishers or be downloaded into any ordering system that reads the ASCII text formats.
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