All Greek publishing in one comprehensive bibliographic database
By taking responsibility for the technical management of BIBLIONET, and its operational environment, it is expected that problems arising at times from a previously unsustainable model of operation and support will be minimised. It should be noted that EKT provides only the technical support for BIBLIONET, therefore publishers continue to contact the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, which is responsible for cataloguing and importing content.
The database has been in existence since 1998 and today it has over 200,000 titles which have been published in Greece. BIBLIONET includes full bibliographic details (such as title, author, publisher, physical description, summary, ISBN, taxonomy code etc), commercial information (such as price and availability), cover photograph and biographical notes, author’s photograph and list of work.
The database aids the online search of more than 60 bookshops in Greece. EKT recently launched a pilot expanding the use of book covers, stored in the BIBLIONET database via the openABEKT service. This service is designed to be further explored so as to ensure that library catalogues become even more attractive to and useful for the public, while publishing production of the country is promoted.
Why include your content?
By depositing your books with BIBLIONET, content immediately becomes visible even before the book reaches the bookshop, and within a few days the book is given a Dewey decimal number.