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Bowker Book Analysis System™ (BBAS) is a powerful collection-analysis tool and an essential resource for academic librarians to electronically compare their library’s collection against Resources for College Libraries (RCL). This customizable, self-service analysis tool eliminates tedious manual comparison via customized reports for data cleansing and management, and provides instant identification of the gaps and overlaps in your collection—so you can make better informed selection decisions.
By leveraging the enriched data in BooksInPrint.com, the Bowker Book Analysis System enables the most comprehensive look at your collection because your collection will be compared to all editions and formats of each title.
Introducing Bowker Book Analysis System (BBAS), the newly updated library collection management tool from ProQuest. This powerful collection-assessment tool eliminates tedious manual comparison via customized reports for data cleansing and management and compares your library holdings against the comprehensive core bibliography of Resources for College Libraries (RCL). BBAS provides instant identification of the gaps and overlaps in your monograph collection—so you can make better informed selection decisions, while saving time and resources for your library.
Bowker's Book Analysis System references Resources for College Libraries, the definitive core list for academic libraries. This customizable, self-service analysis tool will eliminate the need for manual comparison and reduce human error associated with one-by-one title look-ups.
While your holdings are being analyzed with Bowker’s Book Analysis System, your data is also being cleansed and standardized.
Bowker’s Book Analysis System provides further granulation of the gaps and duplicates in your collection by allowing you to drill down within the subject classification system, whether it is Dewey, LC, or RCL Taxonomy. Additional evaluation can be made based on enhanced data limiters such as: awards, review sources, publication year, status, and e-book formats.
Academic libraries use RCL for Accreditation, and BBAS helps weed the catalog for this process.
Bowker's Book Analysis System provides your library the opportunity to analyze your collection against Resources for College Libraries. You can upload your entire collection or choose to run an analysis subject by subject.Learn More
Initial Match Report
The initial look at your holdings against Resources for College Libraries gives you an overview of how your collection compares to the top 61 subjects covered by RCL. You can quickly identify the areas in your collection that have the highest match of recommended titles. Percentages, as well as an exact number match, are provided.Learn More
Take a closer look at your collection by drilling down to analyze the sub-classifications covered by RCL. Each of the 58 main subjects expand to reveal interdisciplinary taxonomy and areas of study. This overview allows you to effortlessly identify the subject areas of your collection you might consider enhancing.Learn More
Data Enrichment with Resources for College Libraries
Click on a title for a direct link to the full detail screen within rclweb.net which will provide detailed information about the book, including retail price, binding information, audience level, professional reviews, awards and more.Learn More
Books In Print
Books In Print combines the most trusted and authoritative source for bibliographic information with powerful search, discovery and collection development tools.Books In Print
Resources for College Libraries
Resources for College Libraries (RCL) is a database that covers the two- and four-year college curriculum, providing a list of core titles essential for undergraduate teaching and research. Co-published by ACRL’s Choice and ProQuest, the RCL database is designed to connect high-quality titles to higher education institutions, all in an easy-to-use, responsive interface.Resources for College Libraries
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