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Patron Profiles: Public Library Edition

Baker & Taylor Inc is the world’s largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company leverages its unsurpassed worldwide distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere. Baker & Taylor is proud to offer Axis 360, its revolutionary, cloud-based, digital media circulation platform.

collectionHQ is the world-leading collection performance improvement tool. It saves time, saves money and makes library collections work better for patrons. collectionHQ allows librarians to effectively analyze how their collection is performing and take clear action to maximize and manage it—aligning supply with demand.


ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. The company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world’s knowledge—from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of trustworthy information.

ProQuest’s massive information pool is accessible through research enviroments that empower users to discover, create, and share content—accelerating their productivity.

This energetic, fast-growing organization includes the Summon™ web-scale discovery service, the new ProQuest Dialog™ service, and business units ebrary®, Serials Solutions®, RefWorks-COS™, and Bowker®


Credo Reference believes the world would be a better place if more decisions and ideas were powered by knowledge. Literati Public helps patrons not only discover and use the library’s authoritative content, but also understand the value of the library’s resources over non-authoritative sources that are abundant on the open web. Literati is a library’s connection to digital literacy.

Random House, Inc. is the world’s largest English-language general trade book publisher. Bringing you the best in fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and audiobooks. Please visit

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The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is one of the largest and fastest growing independent publishers and distributors in North America. The company publishes under a dozen imprints in virtually all fields in the humanities and social sciences. We publish over 1,500 academic, reference, and general interest books each year in addition to several journals in various academic and professional areas.The company also owns National Book Network and NBNi in the U.K.