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					The power of
partnering
working together to deliver supply chain efficiencies
The library community has                  order status reports, and Talis             records to the University of Birmingham, which reports
continuously sought to improve back-       Cataloguing Service order fulfilments.      “great benefits in time savings in the library”.
office efficiencies. As supply chain
management via Talis Gateway gains         Library orders, including information       Jackie Hwang, Acquisitions and Metadata Support Team
traction, Blackwell, an international      about each copy and each title (such        Manager commented “We were delighted to work with
bookseller to libraries for over 125       as item ID, relevant location, fund,        Blackwell and Talis on the implementation of a shelf-ready
years, becomes the latest to join the      and stock category), are sent to            book service. The implementation went smoothly, resulting in
Talis Additions Partner Programme -        Blackwell via Talis Gateway. By filling     a genuinely helpful service which is now part of our workflow.
ensuring its Electronic Data Interchange   in the orders consistent to the library’s   Blackwell is already working on further developments which
(EDI) services are certified for the       profiles, (often utilising item data from   will be of benefit to us.”
electronic supply chain solution.          Blackwell’s expansive cataloguing
                                           database to include other item-level        The value of shelf-ready processing is dependent upon
For over thirty years, Blackwell           information such as classification          meeting the standards of quality that each library expects,
has been helping libraries improve         number and shelving suffix) the books       compliance with internationally recognised standards, and
ordering, receiving and cataloguing        can be made shelf-ready.                    the electronic interfaces supported between supplier and
workflows by providing a wide range                                                    library system. Blackwell and Talis are in accord in supporting
of technical and cataloguing services,     At the same time as shipping the            these important shelf-ready criteria. Blackwell is now ready
to make purchased books accessible         books, Blackwell sends an EDI order         and eager to expand the base of libraries using the service.
to library users quickly, accurately,      fulfilment message to Talis Gateway,
and affordably. Since joining the          which then transmits item data from         Dave Errington, CEO at Talis commented “We welcome
Talis Additions Partner Programme,         the fulfilment messages to the library,     Blackwell as the first book supplier to the Talis Additions
Blackwell has successfully integrated      where it automatically updates the          Partner Programme. We look forward to working with them
Talis cataloguing and stock acquisition    catalogue in time for the arrival of        very closely in the future to continue enabling efficiencies and
requirements into its services. As a       the shelf-ready books. The Talis Alto       enhance work flows across libraries.”
result, catalogue-ready bibliographic      Library Management System (LMS)
and item data, co-ordinated with the       then automatically interacts with Talis     Jane Johnson, Head of Business Support at Blackwell
delivery of shelf-ready books, are         Base to import bibliographic records        commented “In our aim to continue helping libraries keep the
delivered to libraries.                    from user-defined database sets. This       cost of identifying and acquiring books and ebooks as low as
                                           enables the library to receive and          possible, the Talis Additions Partner Programme is proving to
Making it happen                           shelve items quicker than ever before.      be extremely valuable. We look forward to working with more
Exact requirements - how books are                                                     libraries in the UK and Ireland.”
bound, stamped, security-protected,        Realising the benefits
bar-coded, or classified - are gathered    Through testing directly with Talis, and
to supply books to each library’s          a pilot project with the University of
                                                                                         finD out morE
specific requirements. EDI connectivity    Birmingham, Blackwell has fine-tuned
is then established with the library       this service to maximise its benefits.        Visit: www.blackwell.com
through the Talis Gateway, to enable       Blackwell is now routinely delivering         Email: sales@blackwell.co.uk
routine transmission of library orders,    shelf-ready books and catalogue-ready


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