R.R. Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information management, has launched Non-Fiction Connection, the library industry's first comprehensive readers' advisory tool for non-fiction titles.
The new electronic offering allows library patrons to find non-fiction titles based on books they have already read. Users simply log on to the subscription-only service, enter the title of a book they already know they enjoy, and search for similar books from Bowker's non-fiction database. Using the browse feature, users can locate books within various narrative non-fiction genres, such as true crime, travel, history, food, animals, politics and biographies.
The product, which is also a valuable tool for use by customers in retail bookstores, will be introduced to the library profession this week at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Meeting. The event takes place June 21-27 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.