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January 29, 2016

Bowker. New CopyrightsNow App provides Apple and Android Mobile Users U. S. Copyright Registration and Protection. Digi-Rights, creators of the CopyrightsNow service, an innovative mobile app that simplifies copyright registration and protection for creative works, is teaming with ProQuest affiliate Bowker to expand access to CopyrightsNow for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. [Full Announcement].

December 19, 2013

ProQuest ISNI Assignments Top 7 Million. Exponential growth in assignments has led to more than 7 million names receiving the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier known as “ISNI”. Published in early 2012, the standard applies a unique 16-digit code to public identities, providing a single identifier that can be leveraged across many applications, syncing alternate or disparate spellings of the same name, and eliminating confusion when names are alike. Bowker, an affiliated business of ProQuest and a registration agency for the standard, tracks assignments and usage of ISNIs. [Full Announcement].

February 9, 2011

Bowker. Bowker Launches all-new Books In Print to enrich discovery. Bowker, a business unit of ProQuest, has released a new version of Books In Print, which has a long history as the industry's top model online bibliographic book and ebook reference source. The new Books In Print is visually appealing and easy to navigate; robust for professional use by librarians, booksellers, and publishers, yet easy enough for novice users. [Full Announcement].

March 25, 2010

Bowker. New Preview and Reader Advisory Content in Bowker’s Syndetics Makes OPACs More Compelling Information Sources. Bowker added new features to its popular OPAC-enrichment tool Syndetics that make it easier for library users to choose catalog titles and get ideas for new titles that match their interests. Syndetics now enables libraries to provide video clips, book reviews from The New York Times and searchable fiction profiles to their users through their OPACs. [Full Announcement].

February 24, 2010

Bowker. Bowker's new Syndetics Plus makes OPAC enrichment simple. Bowker, a business unit of ProQuest, released a new version of Syndetics, a resource valued by librarians for its ability to enhance the bibliographic content found in library online catalogs. The new Syndetics Plus combines more than 11 million content enrichment elements with advanced widget technology to seamlessly integrate this data within a library’s OPAC. As a result, using and accessing Syndetics’ data is now easier for libraries and their customers. [Full Announcement].

July 9, 2009

Bowker. Bowker introduces Books in Print 2.0, new breakthrough search and discovery platform for book information. Bowker announced the beta release of Books In Print 2.0 (BIP 2.0) an enhanced version of the company’s flagship book discovery and collection development platform, Books In Print. The official global market release of BIP 2.0 is scheduled for the early fourth quarter, 2009. [Full Announcement].

May 12, 2008

Bowker. Prairie Area Library System chooses AquaBrowser Library. The Prairie Area Library System, a multi-type regional library system in northern Illinois and eastern Iowa, has chosen AquaBrowser Library with MyDiscoveries. AquaBrowser Library is recognized globally as the only search and discovery system exclusively dedicated to providing visually-represented and faceted search solutions for libraries. [Full Announcement].

April 25, 2008

Bowker. University of Pittsburgh Chooses AquaBrowser Library. AquaBrowser has been selected by the University of Pittsburgh’s University Library System. [Full Announcement].