A New Powerful Review/Collection Development Resource from Media Source: Book Verdict
Congrats to my Media Source colleagues on the launch of the new Book Verdict resource.
This new subscription service provides searchable access to more than 30o,000 book and media reviews from more than 20 years of LJ, SLJ, The Horn Book, and Junior Library Guild. New reviews will be added to the database weekly.
From the News Release:
All-inclusive access to Book Verdict Pro is offered through a stand-alone subscription or as an upgrade for existing print subscribers, providing a range of options tailored to the set of reviews most relevant to the needs of each reader. Pro users will also be able to create, manage, and tag lists, and have the option to publish and share them publicly with other users. They can also save searches and export metadata – making it easy to prepare orders and reading lists to support reading programs and curriculum requirements.
“The reviews on the Book Verdict website will be updated on a weekly basis, so users will always have information on the most recent books and media,” said Francine Fialkoff, editor-in-chief, Library Journal. “Moving forward, more than 19,000 reviews will be added annually to this amazing resource, including advance reviews and audio and app reviews, helping librarians build and maintain diverse collections for years to come.”
Book Verdict will be on display at ALA later this week.
Direct to Book Verdict Web Site
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.