Pacific American-News Journal
Iulai-July 1996 Volume 2 Issue 7
Booklines Hawaii Wins Major Library Contract
Booklines Hawaii, Ltd. has signed an exclusive contract to
provide Hawaii's State Libraries with Hawaiian books and audio
visual materials originating in Hawaii and for titles relevant to
Asia and the Pacific which are produced in Japan, the Philippines
and China. Booklines has entered into this agreement in
partnership with Baker & Taylor, the 150 year old firm which
is a primary supplier to schools, libraries and public
institutions around the world.
This arrangement was prompted by the move in Hawaii State
government to streamline n-house operations and cut costs. Jeff
Swartz, Booklines Hawaii Vice President and General Manager,
states, "This is an innovative partnership between State
government and the private sector, an excellent example of our
leaders striving to make government more efficient."
Established in 1992 , Booklines is Hawaii's largest
distributor of Hawaiian books, postcards, stationary product and
souvenirs. It was formed by a group of Hawaii based publishers
who share an interest in insuring that the fast-growing Hawaii
publishing community will be well served with strong distribution
of its products. Booklines is headquartered on Oahu and has a
staff of over 50 full time employees.
Booklines began fulfillment under the contract before June 1.
In addition to being responsible for the procurement of Hawaiian
materials, Booklines will also be responsible for preparing each
title for the library shelves, including placement of special
markings and cataloging services.
One of the biggest challenges will be in sourcing Hawaiian
music product, as this will be a new and exciting product
category for the company. Booklines will soon begin various
marketing and outreach efforts designed to optimize placement of
Hawaii originated titles in our libraries.
Baker & Taylor, headquartered in Charlotte, NC. will
supply the library system with materials originating outside of
Hawaii. Booklines will make every effort to assure that the
library patron is well served. Under the new contract, the goal
is to expand and make more complete each library's selection of
Hawaiian books and audiovisual product.
For more information call Jeff Swartz at 808-676-0116 ext 202
or Claudia Cannon at ext 208.
Booklines Hawaii 94-527 Pauahi St. Waipahu Hawaii 96797
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