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ABEBOOKS
A leading online market place for used, rare, and out of print books,provides a list of over 40 million titles available from a network of over 10,000 booksellers. The company provides additional services to librarians, such as consolidated billing and purchase orders.
AGGREGATOR
An organization that develops packages of electronic serials.
BACK ORDER
Refers to material ordered but not shipped at the same time as the rest of the order. Codes on the vendor report should indicate the title has been backordered.
BACK FILES
The back issues or volumes of a serial publication.
BACKLIST TITLE
Title in a publisher’s output whose sales are consistent enough over a period of time to justify the publisher’s keeping it in print.
BAKER & TAYLOR
A vendor in the business of supplying materials to retailers and libraries, usually at a discount, and of providing value added and customized services to meet the needs of libraries of all types.
BID
A situation whereby a library solicits from all available vendors and offers all or most of its business to the vendor that offers the highest discounts.
BOOK DISTRIBUTION
Defined by the Book Industry Study Group as including book ordering; order processing; reordering; physical movement of books; inventory control; returns processing; receivables, credit, and collections; and data-processing support for all these functions.
BOOKPLATE
A type of property marking, used especially for special collections or rare materials.
BOOK SELLER
A person or company that sells books.
CALL NUMBERS
Letters and/or numbers affixed to the outside of an item to identify its placement on the shelf. Used to shelve and retrieve the item. Each item has isn’t own call number.
CANCELLATION PERIOD
The period of time a library allows a vendor to provide a book before canceling an order; ninety days is a common cancellation period.
CHAIN BOOKSTORE
Bookstore that is part of a group run by a single owner, such as Borders or Barnes & Noble.
CLAIM
Notice generated by the library and sent to a vendor asking why an ordered book has not been provided.
CLAIM REPORTS
Documentation relating to claims.