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The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2002, 47th Edition

An essential collection of analysis, facts and statistics, and critical contact information for the library and book trade industries

July 3, 2002, Medford, NJ — Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announces the publication of The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2002–47th Edition. Formerly published by R.R. Bowker and acquired by Information Today, Inc. in late 2001, The Bowker Annual compiles a wealth of reports, statistical data, and penetrating insights into today’s rapidly changing worlds of librarianship and publishing.

Completely updated each year, The Bowker Annual is an extensive compilation of reports on the activities of federal and national libraries and library and publishing organizations, reports on research, lists of bestsellers and other notable books and electronic media, literary award winners, valuable contact information, and much more.

In the 47th edition, six Special Reports prepared by eminent authorities examine the following array of topics:

  • a remarkable year of ups, downs, and growing pains in the e-book industry;
  • the challenges and benefits of digital reference services;
  • the ways in which libraries, publishers, authors, and scholars are exploring the boundaries of Internet publishing;
  • the exercise of intellectual freedom in Canada and the United States in light of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks;
  • changes in policy governing the dissemination of government information, another area greatly affected by recent events;
  • and, the year’s developments in copyright law.
Also helping to make The Bowker Annual an invaluable resource are easily understood explanations of new legislation and funding programs; statistics on book prices, library expenditures and salaries; and an extensive calendar of events.

The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2002 The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2002

The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2002 are available from Information Today, Inc. To order, call the publisher at 800-300-9868 (outside the U.S. call 609-654-6266); fax: 609-654-4309, e-mail:, or simply click on the "Order Now" button (left). 

2002/861 pp/hardbound 
ISBN: 1-57387-143-5 

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