Publisher Profile -- AMALIVRE
Publisher Profi le -- AMALIVRE
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Interview — Rochefoucauld
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We have recently signed with a large
publisher a partnership agreement, and we will be
marketing 80 titles each month from their
catalogue. This is a first initiative, and we hope that
it will catch on with other publishers.
ATG: Given the dramatic changes the
publishing industry is experiencing, mergers
like yours may become commonplace. Do you
have any words of wisdom for other companies
considering such a merger?
GLR: You’re right. When I attended my
first ALA meeting, 25 years ago next year,
there was an entire aisle devoted to foreign
vendors. In Las Vegas last June, we were five
or six gathered together at the end of one aisle.
The movement towards consolidation is thus
As concerns business mergers, people often
say that the human element is the most delicate.
In our case, this was the easiest. By contrast,
I understand better the difficulties that libraries
face when they undertake a system change.
Based on our experience, the advice I’d give, in
the case of merging two bookselling operations,
would be to devote some time to carefully study
the compatibility of information systems and put
everything in place for a complete, reliable, and
useful consolidation of past activity.
ATG: Gilles, thank you so much for
taking the time to talk us about this exciting new
GLR: Thank you and thanks to your readers
for your interest in AMALIVRE.
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conversation among librarians, publishers,
aggregators, and repository managers so that we
can all get the best possible usage reports for our
electronic resources. The Usus Website provides:
1) a source of hints and tips on solving known
problems; 2) a list of vendors with problems that
are affecting the credibility and/or usefulness of
the COUNTER reports; 3) a collection point for
suggestions for new COUNTER usage reports
and metrics. The Usus Supervisory Board will
ensure that the Website is editorially
independent and will serve the needs of the community.
Chaired by Anne Osterman, Deputy Director
of VIVA (the Virtual Library of Virginia), the
members of the Supervisory Board are: Anne
Osterman, VIVA, USA (Chair); Simon Bevan,
Cranfield University, UK; Melissa Blaney, ACS
Publications, USA; Anna Creech, University of
Richmond, USA; Lorraine Estelle, JISC, UK;
Oliver Pesch, EBSCO, USA; Kari Schmidt,
Montgomery College, USA; Mark Tullos,
And, thanks for Project COUNTER’s
financial support to get Usus off the ground.
COUNTER has also offered to provide a travel
award worth £1,000/$1,500 to a librarian who
contributes the best opinion piece for the News &
Opinions section of the Usus site. The award can
be used to travel to the Charleston Conference,
UKSG Conference, or Electronic Resources
Against the Grain / November 2014
against the grain
AFFiliATed CoMPAnieS: Editions Clément Juglar (Law and economics), Distributor for the
Voltaire Foundation, (Oxford), Centre d’études sur le XVIIIe siècle (Ferney-Voltaire, France) and
Société Diderot (Langres, France).
oFFiCerS: Gilles de la rochefoucauld, Christèle Giboire, lionel Chaumontet.
ASSoCiATion MeMBerSH iPS, eTC.: Member of Sniel (French Association of vendors which
sell abroad); ACrl-WeSS.
viTAl inForMATion: We maintain a database of over 650,000 new French language titles
with bib records published around the world.
KeY ProdUCTS And ServiCeS: Monographs (print and electronic), journals, series, DVDs,
microfiches, out-of-print material marketed through firm ordering, approval plans, standing
orders, or subscriptions.
ServiCeS: Bibliographic information, cataloging (MARC21 FCR), tables of contents (pdf and
MARC21), shelf-ready processing…
Core MArKeTS/ClienTele: Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, Museums and Research
Institutions, Foreign Booksellers marketing French materials…
nUMBer oF eMPlo YeeS: 35
HiSTor Y And Brie F de SCri PTion oF YoUr CoMPAnY/PUBli SHin G Pro Gr AM: Founded
in 1935, initially as a dealer for antiquarian books and as a publisher. Began working with North
American libraries as a bookseller and subscription agent in 1945. Focused on current and
out-ofprint search since 1990 on the Amateurs de Livres side and since 2013 on the Touzot side.
AGAINST THE GRAIN DEADLINES
VOLUME 26 & 27 — 2014-2016
Annual Repot, ACRL
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by December 31, 2014. Good luck!
And we must not leave out the elegant Peter
Shepherd, the creator of Project COUNTER! He
has a letter to the editor in this issue and will also
be in Charleston in November!
A whopping 130 exhibitors will be featured in
the Charleston Conference Vendor Showcase.
We will be using the Gold Ballroom as well as
the Carolina Ballroom in the Francis Marion
Hotel. This is a golden opportunity to connect
with the vendors, publishers, and aggregators
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