Nielsen Book Multimedia MARC Records now Available on Talis Base
Nielsen Book and Talis have today announced a partnership that allows Talis customers, both public and academic libraries, to access Nielsen Book’s BookData Multimedia MARC records from Talis Base – allowing a consistent supply of MARC data for libraries of all sizes and stock levels.
The Talis Additions Partner Programme (of which this deal forms a part) allows access to Nielsen Book’s full catalogue of BookData Multimedia MARC records via Talis Base. However, Talis customers must subscribe to the BookData Multimedia service via Nielsen Book in order to use the MARC records for recorded music CDs and video (including DVD, Blueray etc). The service will allow librarians to catalogue products quickly and efficiently be that a full catalogue record for all stock or simply filling gaps.
BookData Multimedia MARC records are produced in partnership with Rovi (formerly Muze Europe), the leading provider of multimedia meta-data which is used by both the retail and library sectors. With its high levels of content, data accuracy and timeliness it is an ideal source for delivering high quality MARC records. This, along with Nielsen Book’s many years of cataloguing expertise, means that the service is unrivalled, combining high quality with great value. Existing BookData Multimedia customers have praised the detailed content of the records as well as the comprehensive coverage of every music and film genre.
Interest from Talis Base users, including the London Borough of Haringey, has been swift, and Haringey is the first library authority to subscribe to the service, signing up within days of the service going live.
Paul Dibble, Head of Data Sales at Nielsen Book, says “We have been working in partnership with Rovi for a couple of years; in that time our MARC data for multimedia items has been well received by libraries. However, it has been frustrating, until now, that we have been unable to provide a simple way for Talis users to access this service. Nielsen Book has an excellent relationship with Talis and is delighted to be joining the Talis Additions Partner Programme so that we can make our records available to their customers.
“The two companies share the aim of making accessing data simple, we are therefore very excited about the opportunities now available to us both and are confident that the partnership will lead to further efficiencies and cost savings for all our customers.”
Grant White, Partner Manager, Talis, added: “With an ever growing demand for detailed catalogue records for CDs and video, we are pleased to be able to provide access to Nielsen Book’s comprehensive BookData Multimedia MARC record service. This partnership enables Talis customers to catalogue their CD and video items in their existing workflow; without having to refer to a separate application or website.
“This development has been made possible by Nielsen Book joining the Talis Additions Partner Programme, further strengthening our longstanding relationship of providing BookData MARC records via Talis Base. We look forward to working closely with Nielsen Book to provide access to other innovative services in the future.”