R.R. Bowker Acquires Syndetic Solutions
R.R. Bowker, a leading provider of bibliographic information in North America, has acquired Syndetic Solutions, a provider of enriched content for a library's online catalog.
Public, academic, school and special libraries use offerings developed by Syndetic Solutions to supply their databases with unique added-value content. The solutions provide enrichment options such as cover images, summaries, author notes, excerpts and book reviews.
"We are very excited to add Syndetic Solutions as part of Bowker's offerings to libraries worldwide," says Michael Cairns, president of R.R. Bowker. "We felt the combination of Syndetic's extensive research within the market, together with our product development resources, will result in compelling products for the library community."
"Syndetic is extremely pleased with the new association with R.R. Bowker, and with the ability it affords to expand and extend the range of our content delivery," says Allan Graham, co-founder and business development director of Syndetic Solutions. "This is a great fit for us. It means we'll be able to pour much more effort into new development, significantly increase the amount of available content, and still be able to maintain the level of customer service for which Syndetic is known."
The company will maintain its offices in Portland, Ore., where operations will continue under Graham's leadership.