Matthews is dedicated to developing a wide range of services for health science libraries. Our service philosophy is centered around flexibility (every customer is different and has unique needs), responsiveness (every customer is a priority), and doing what is right for the customer (no matter what it takes).
Matthews maintains an inventory of medicine, nursing, allied health, veterinary, dental, and bioscience titles from over 350 publishers. We have more than 100,000 titles in our database and our Missouri distribution facility houses the largest selection of health science information under one roof. Matthews is proud of their 99.5+% error-free accuracy rate on fulfillment.
Ebrary is a single e-content platform that allows libraries to acquire authoritative content from leading publishers with their choice of access models.
All documents in the ebrary platform can be cross-referenced, are full-text searchable, and integrate with other digital resources in the library and on the web through the ebrary Reader™ and InfoTools™ software.
The first thing a library will need to do is fill out a Technical Profile Form and Perpetual Access Ordering Agreement. Ebrary needs this to set up the library channel which gives access to the ebrary titles. Once the form is filled out, e-mail, fax or mail to Ashley White. This form also needs to be filled out if a library would like a 30 day free trial.
Matthews Offers a variety of ways to help your library streamline its acquisitions and cataloging processes. Through our partners and our own shelf-ready services, we will help get your library purchases on your shelves quickly.
WorldCat Cataloging Partners is a new, enhanced service that merges the existing OCLC Cataloging Partners Program with the PromptCat service. Now when you order your new library materials from Matthews, WorldCat Cataloging Partners delivers corresponding OCLC MARC records with the materials. This service will help libraries get materials to users, improve cataloging efficiency and save staff time.
The WorldCat Cataloging Partner process is simple; first you order your materials from Matthews. Second, we transmit the lists of titles ordered to OCLC. Third, OCLC sets your library holdings in WorldCat. Lastly, OCLC delivers the library’s records and reports and Matthews delivers your new materials at the same time. Also included is an electronic file of spine and pocket labels that can be delivered to the library or Matthews shelf-ready materials.
Marcive Inc. has teamed up with Matthews to provide cataloging materials to libraries. Simply complete a profile indicating your specifications of cataloging. Once an order is processed with Matthews, we transmit ISBN numbers or other points to Marcive, Inc. After we receive the cards and spines from Marcive we will ship them with your order.
If you choose to use either the WorldCat Cataloging Partner Service or Marcive, Inc., Matthews can also deliver your books shelf ready. This fee-based process can include application of spine label, property stamps, barcode label application/scan, security strip, on print and multi-media products, due late slip, and more.
If you are currently an OCLC TechPro customer, or wish to be, Matthews can have your books shipped directly to TechPro. Our staff will physically check your orders in our warehouse to ensure accuracy before shipment.
If you are interested in any of our library services and would like more information contact one of our library specialists at 1-800-MED-BOOK or email us.
A Matthews’s medical librarian will meet with you and your staff to design an Approval Plan to meet the specific needs of your library, using a combination of subject profile, publisher lists, format exclusions, and Standing Orders exclusions. The Matthews Approval Plan Profile can be based on the National Library of Medicine Classification or the Library of Congress Classification Schedule.
To avoid duplication, we will check your firm orders against the titles shipped on Approval. Approval Plan titles are always shipped and invoiced separately from others orders, and can be sent on a schedule convenient to you. The Approval Plan can ship books, bibliographic slips (paper or electronic) or a combination of both.
For your convenience you can view and edit your Approval Plan selections from our website. The website displays book cover scans, abstracts, table of content information and contributing authors. Matthews will produce reports for review on monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and/or annual basis.
For more information on how an approval plan can help your library contact us.
Matthews Medical Books is proud to offer this collection development tool from a leader in health science book reviews. Subscribers to DCT can access a variety of integrated tools on www.matthewsbooks.com.
For more information on Doody Core Titles contact us.
View new receipts by date on www.matthewsbooks.corn. Each record includes bibliographic information, book cover scans, availability in each of our warehouses, NLM and LC classifications, MeSH headings, and much more.
View Matthews Average Price Report, which accumulates pricing data on all new titles received during the previous year and arranges it by NLM classification. Each discipline is compared to prices from the previous two years to determine increases and/or decreasing in pricing trends in each discipline.
To make sure your standing order is continuing to serve your needs; Matthews will provide reports for review on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and/or yearly basis.
To receive information updates from Matthews, including our Average Price Report contact us.