EMPOWERING LIBRARIANS, SUPPORTING PATRONS

Brodart performs the critical behind-the-scenes functions so library personnel don’t have to. We properly assess our customers' needs to deliver shelf-ready materials that integrate seamlessly in their existing workflow.

What does this mean for you?

  • Minimize time from receipt of materials to circulation
  • Get books on the shelves faster and more easily
  • Eliminate backlog
  • Free up time for librarians to assist patrons
  • Select with confidence from comprehensive lists curated by Brodart's professional librarians
Empowering Librarians

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

Selection List

Selection Lists

Specialized selection lists — from free standard lists to highly customized options.

TIPS® (Title Information Preview Service) Notification Program

Selection lists for new and forthcoming title information — choose from two service levels

  • Silver TIPS®: Every month, receive free curated lists spanning an array of subjects and age ranges. Choose the lists that interest you and they will be automatically posted to your online account.
  • Diamond TIPS®: Define your own collection categories. Set specific parameters and the lists will be automatically posted to your online account. Customize as desired.

Collection Builder®

  • Targeted lists for special projects, collection enhancement, or replacement ordering
  • One-time look at a specific topic

Online Selection Lists

  • Brodart has hundreds of specialty lists from which to choose — separated into age ranges and categories, and filterable for custom searches.

Spanish Services

Our accurate, robust book-in-hand cataloging records enable your Spanish-speaking patrons to easily find the titles they want. From online selection lists and notification programs to standing orders and annual subscription plans, we offer a number of convenient tools for you to build your Spanish-language collection.

Spanish Services
Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels

Brodart's Collection Development staff can help you gain a foothold into the graphic novels genre or expand and improve an existing collection. Our proprietary KidSafe™ designation adds an extra measure of confidence for selectors choosing graphic titles for children.

Comics Plus®

Brodart is partnering with LibraryPass to offer digital comics, graphic novels, and manga to libraries through Comics Plus®.

The Comics Plus platform delivers tens of thousands of digital materials to library patrons. Titles are accessible using a smart-phone, tablet, or web browser, and downloadable to multiple devices. There are no holds to manage and no checkout caps.

Users can stream or download content, from either a website or app. All titles are available for unlimited access and simultaneous use.

Opening Day Collection Services

Whether you are building a new collection or expanding an existing one, Brodart can assist with all aspects of your Opening Day Collection project — from profiling through delivery.

  • Planning and project management
  • Selection and ordering
  • Cataloging and Processing
  • Account management
  • On-time delivery
  • Fund management
Opening Day Collection Services
Standing Orders

Standing Orders

Do you need a helping hand to keep up with new releases? Our Collection Development team will monitor publication dates and automatically place orders on your behalf. Save time on research, meet patron demand, and never miss an important publication.

FASTips (Frequent Author and Series TIPS®):
This is a free service for our customers. Set your preferences one time and receive your books automatically. Edit your selections at any time.

    • Recommended lists for popular authors and series (with the option to add your own authors and series, such as local authors)
    • Orders placed prepublication and visible on Bibz
    • Download on order records so patrons can place holds

Continuations:
Standing Order program for true serials, such as test prep and travel guides, takes the hassle out of keeping up with annual or irregular periodical publications.

    • Recommended Top 100 List provided
    • Alternate Year Program to accommodate your needs and budget
    • Easy online account management
    • Free evaluations and price quotations

Online Ordering — Bibz

Always 100% free, Bibz is built on data that is specially groomed for libraries. The interface and selection/ordering tools integrate easily into your existing workflow.

  • Build and share lists
  • Robust title detail — including full-text reviews
  • Link to your library’s holdings
  • Manage unlimited users while controlling access and permissions
  • Grid templates help manage funds, branch distribution, and collections
  • Produce and transmit an order from your ILS or through Bibz®
  • Download on-order records in MARC format
  • Easily view order history, regardless of ordering method
Online Ordering

CATALOGING & PROCESSING

Cataloging

Cataloging

Brodart is committed to book-in-hand Cataloging. Our comprehensive, accurate MARC records give libraries the control to categorize, shelve, and track as they choose — and enable patrons to easily find the materials they want.

Get books on the shelves faster and more easily. Improve discoverability. Connect patrons with the titles they want. Eliminate backlog and free up time for your librarians to assist patrons.

Choose your preferred level of customization:

  • Starter: provides simple customization options for tailoring the MARC record, item record, and local call number to your library’s requirements.
  • Flex: allows us to address your local practices and customize bibliographic descriptions of your material, which results in less work for your library and accelerates your receipt-to-circulation process.
  • Complete: is the most robust book-in-hand cataloging and customization service available, providing libraries with customized, circulation-ready MARC records and physical processing fully aligned with local practices and specifications.

Physical Processing

To complete your service package, choose any of the following options that work best for your library.

  • Spine Labels
  • Genre and Classification Labels
  • Barcode Labels
  • Branch/Property Labels and Stamping
  • Title/Pocket Labels
  • Jacketing/Label Protectors
  • RFID and Theft Detection
  • Reinforcement Services
Physical Processing