Askews and Holts Library Services

Bibliographic Data

We can cater to your data needs, providing a full shelf ready service which allows libraries to receipt and offer books for loan with the minimum of intervention. 

AHLS pioneered the use of industry standard data created by Bibliographic Data Services (BDS) and, for Multimedia products, their subsidiary West 10. CIP records are provided up to 12 weeks in advance of publication, with enhanced book-in-hand records available once published.

All records are created to national and international standards and supplied in both UK and MARC21 formats. Records are uploaded daily ensuring the latest information is available to our customers for ordering and to facilitate the most up to date handling process possible.

Standard catalogue records can be provided, however our team of system programmers and bibliographers are on hand to create bespoke records profiling your individual needs. All records can be delivered direct to you via email or FTP.

Alongside catalogue records, we can provide Potential Requirements Files. We are able to provide detailed or profiled records which reflect your library specifications and Library Management System criteria. These can be supplied to match the contents of our selection tools so that records can be called up when orders are placed. 

Whatever your library data needs, Askews and Holts Library Services Ltd can provide a solution. 

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