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BowkerLink Overview

UK publishers can learn more about Bowker's free web portal for title metadata.

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BowkerLink Overview

  1. 1. BowkerLink Overview Presentation ™ By Claire Edwards
  2. 2. Welcome to Bowker ® Bowker is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. The company is focused on developing various tools and products that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience. Bowker, the US ISBN agency, manages UK bibliographic data and delivers a comprehensive UK data source to book information researchers and buyers. Bowker is an affiliated business of ProQuest® . 1
  3. 3. Why Submit to Bowker With more than 140 years of experience in bibliographic data management and dissemination, Bowker Books In Print® is the international established authority for book information and Bowker Syndetic Solutions™, a library catalogue enrichment service, supplies enriched content to English and foreign libraries throughout the UK and Europe, with over 3B queries per month. Bowker accepts title submissions from publishers of all sizes and distributes this data to our network of library, retail, and school clients. Your data is exposed to over 100 million clients worldwide, which increases the discoverability of your titles. Supplying your metadata to Bowker is free of charge and will help you reach customers worldwide.
  4. 4. Insert Image Here BowkerLink The FREE Publisher Access System to enter and update your title data. 3
  5. 5. Enter your Metadata via BowkerLink • Mandatory fields are indicated by an asterisk (*). *Title Information – ISBN, Title, Binding & Subject. *Contributor (Author/Editor) *Sales Information – Status, Publication Date, Price, Price Type & Currency *Audience Information – Target Market (Trade/Adult Education/Professional). Once these fields are completed Finish and Save! • E-Books You can enter an e-Book in the same manner as you would do so for a print book. The only difference being the binding, E-Book can be selected from the drop down menu. 4
  6. 6. • Search Title Enter the ISBN or Title and select the Status to find an individual title. To see your list of titles, simply select the Search button. A list of your titles will appear. • Add Title Always Search for the ISBN first, if this title already exists but is not listed within your own list, please contact myself with the ISBN in question. Enter only the mandatory* fields. Once the title is “live” then enter additional data. • Publisher Information Your company information is listed here. Edit and submit for changes to be made. • View Pending Transactions Once a new title has been entered or an update has been made, the title will be displayed in VPT. Once the title no longer appears in VPT, only then can you edit or add additional information, such as upload a cover image. 5
  7. 7. Hidden Data Fields in BowkerLink • Edition and Volume Information Volume and Edition numbers can be added here. As well as linking a new to old ISBN and visa versa. You can also Add Additional Bindings • Languages • Contributor Function Contributors • Prices • Geographic Markets • Add Sales Information for this Country Series Title Information and Sales Rights Information can be added here. 6
  8. 8. Submit your Enriched Data This is the marketing information that allows your users to decide if they want to read or purchase it. • To add an Annotation To provide a brief description of the title (25-250 words) select Additional Title Information » at the bottom of the Title Page. Scroll & select Add Additional Annotation. Enter text into the box that appears. • Uploading a Cover Image Either select Upload Image when you for the Search Title. Or Once in the main Title Information page, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Upload Cover Image » Images are accepted in the following formats JPEG, TIFF or GIF. Each scan needs to be a separate file, named by its ISBN with the file suffix e.g.9781234567890.jpg. Incorrectly named images cannot be loaded. 7
  9. 9. Your BowkerLink Overview • Search an ISBN before entering a new title, it may already exist on the database. • When entering a new title, complete only the mandatory* data fields. Once the title is “live”, then go back in and add additional information. • You can keep track of your new entries and updates in View Pending Transactions. • A Cover Image can only be uploaded once the title is “live” i.e. no longer appears in View Pending Transactions. • Helpful information and instructions can be found in Help and FAQs. • If you cannot find your answer on the site, please do not hesitate to contact : I will be happy to assist. • Finally - Remember to Finish and Save! You will receive a Transaction message to confirm your entry/update. 8
  10. 10. Thank you for attending today. Q&A Claire Edwards E: T: 020 7832 1779 9