We supply local and international titles to public libraries in Australia and New Zealand, offering expert curation, professional profiling and complete control over your acquisitions. James Bennett has a highly skilled team of subject specialists dedicated to learning your library's unique requirements and supporting your acquisitions program.
Our Profile and Selections team can assist you with all aspects of acquisitions from creating curated lists of titles for your acquisitions team to order from, through to guiding your selections, ordering titles that meet your requirements and managing a collections budget on your behalf.
We have helped public, national and state libraries develop collections for over 50 years. James Bennett's powerful profiling system enhances your selection decisions and allows detailed selection by our expert buyers.
Our Profiling and Selection team source print and non-print materials in a variety of formats to meet your library's needs. We work with local and international publishers and distributors to deliver the best all-round service, including range of content, publication date, speed of supply and pricing.
We consult with your library staff in detailed interviews and workshops when establishing a new selection service to create a profile that matches your community's requirements. Regular workshops along with the use of analytical tools ensure profiles retain relevancy and adapt to changes in demand.
James Bennett Online is our online ordering platform and the largest database of its kind, containing more than 10 million new and backlist titles. The database is curated for ease of discoverability so that you can find the titles you want easily and quickly.
JBO is fast, intuitive and reliable.
Best of all, JBO can be tailored to your library's needs and integrated with your existing acquisitions workflows. Orders can be placed online, selection lists created and emailed, and the real-time status of your orders and stock availability is always available. JBO also makes it possible to export brief MARC records of titles that interest you.
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