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  Content Café

Today’s web-savvy patrons expect more from a library’s online catalog than simple bibliographic information. Patrons want the library’s catalog to be a virtual tour of their library.

Baker & Taylor’s Content Café can help give your patrons this enhanced experience. Content Café enriches your OPAC with full-color jacket images, full-text reviews from ten of the industry’s most respected journals, professionally-written summaries, informative tables of contents, and complete book details.

Content Café’s ever-expanding database holds more than 8.5 million data elements with new additions made daily.

Content Café offers access to jacket images for books, but it also has over 350,000 jackets for A/V material!

“More, faster, nicer. What more can I say?
We switched [to Content Café] several months
ago and have not looked back.”

Eileen Kontrovitz, MLS, Head of Automation
Ouachita Parish Public Library, Monroe, LA

Content Café gives your patrons access to nearly 650,000 full-text reviews from the leading review sources including:
  • Booklist
  • Choice
  • Criticas
  • E-streams
  • Foreword
  • Horn Book/Magazine
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
  • School Library Journal
  • VOYA

Do you have eBooks? Content Café contains enriched content for this exciting new format. Content Café includes jackets, full-text reviews, tables of contents and summaries for eBooks.

When you sign up for Content Café, you sign on with Baker & Taylor’s 177 years of proven library service. Moreover, Baker & Taylor’s longstanding relationships with publishers and producers ensure that you get the data for the items that are in your collection. As the largest library wholesaler in the world, Baker & Taylor handles more materials than anyone else. This offers us the opportunity to scan all of the items that come into our distribution centers.

Best of all, adding all this to your OPAC is easy. It takes just a few minutes to configure your system to access this wealth of information. Since the data is stored at Baker & Taylor’s Information Technology Center, there are no storage or maintenance issues for your library.