Nielsen BookData is proud to support Libraries Week 2022

Nielsen BookData has been at the heart of the book industry for over 160 years, working with libraries, publishers and booksellers around the world. We are delighted to be sponsoring Libraries Week for the fifth year running and supporting this vital sector.

Libraries Week is a fantastic way to celebrate our much-loved libraries and the central role they play within our communities and we’re thrilled to be supporting this initiative once again this year.

Nielsen BookData offers a unique range of services for libraries, from search and selection solutions to providing MARC records for cataloguing and enriched data for your catalogue. We provide our library clients with a consistent and reliable source of up to date, harmonised and enriched English-language book metadata.

We also collect and give access to national lending data collected from public libraries across the UK.  Participating libraries use this data to monitor trends, inform their stock selection and understand their library users better.

We are perfectly placed to help support libraries, to find out more email: sales.book@nielseniq.com

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Become a Data-Driven Librarian

Take part in the CILIP recognised course on Data-Driven Librarianship, powered by Nielsen BookData.

Learn how to harness the power of data in this short course, including 4 webinars, run by the experts at Nielsen BookData on discovery and research with further resources and exercises to complete in your own time, to help you become a #DataDrivenLibrarian.

This course will help you to develop a greater understanding of metadata and the data elements available to libraries to better understand your users and inform your decision-making on buying and stock selection. Get to know book market trends to help you better cater to your readers, gain an understanding of thema, how it relates to libraries and how to use it in stock selection. And LibScan participants will learn how to access a wealth of information on your loans and those across the UK through some basic reports.

New module on the UK Book Market and Library Lending added May 2022.

Find out more and complete the course here.


Nielsen LibScan is FREE to join and in exchange for providing us with your borrowing data we will give you access to national lending data collected from public libraries across the UK. Participating libraries use this data to monitor trends, inform their stock selection and understand their library users better.

For more information about how to join Nielsen LibScan email: infobookresearch@nielseniq.com


Nielsen BookData is a fast, flexible and efficient way to search for titles, respond to customer enquiries and replenish stock. It enables you to search our online database to check bibliographic detail and the latest price and availability information, as well as perform searches and rank your results by BookScan chart position to ensure you have the most popular titles in stock.

To register for a few trial visit: https://www.nielsenbookdataonline.com