Amazon.co.uk sponsors British Library Online Catalogue
Online retailer Amazon.co.uk has announced that it is to sponsor the British Library's Online Public Access Catalogue (http://opac97.bl.uk).
Dr Simon Murdoch, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk said: "OPAC97 provides a wealth of information, which is of particular use for students and scholars looking to locate a range of texts to help them with their studies. Our sponsorship of this service adds an extra dimension to the site, giving visitors easy and convenient access to Amazon.co.uk's rich book content, wide selection of titles and low prices."
Dr Brian Lang, Chief Executive of The British Library, commented: "Amazon.co.uk's sponsorship support means that we can continue to offer the catalogue service free of charge to the thousands of people who use it to look for information everyday. The additional content provided will also allow us to offer people the facility to search current book information and the option to purchase from Amazon.co.uk." Amazon.co.uk launched on October 15, 1998, and offers all 1.2 million UK published books in print, as well as a selection of 300,000 of the best selling US-published titles. Customers buying books on Amazon.co.uk find everyday discounts of up to 40% off High Street prices on thousands of popular books and can benefit from the convenience of shopping 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any computer with Internet access.
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