Answered By: Eric Lindquist Last Updated: Jul 11, 2016 Views: 21
Like many University Libraries, the University of Maryland Libraries faces multiple challenges in the effort to build and maintain collections and provide access to the resources needed to support the institutional research and teaching mission. The collection budget at UMCP, like many other institutions, has failed to keep up with the rising costs of the information marketplace. One result of these budgetary constraints is that the Libraries' subscription to Books in Print will not be renewed. Access to the database ended in June 2016.
Alternative sources for information about published books include:
- WorldCat, which has publication information of published titles, including International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs). WorldCat also contains records for books not yet published.
- Commercial booksellers’ websites, which provide prices and availability of published titles.
- Publishers’ websites, which provide prices and availability of published titles.
- Literarymarketplace.com, a directory of publishers.
Please contact Eric Lindquist, ERICL@umd.edu, if you have questions or concerns.
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