Discover Bowker Book Analysis System (BBAS)

Bowker Book Analysis Systemâ„¢ (BBAS) is a self-service collection assessment tool that helps librarians make informed and strategic decisions. BBAS generates customized reports and comprehensive statistics to help libraries evaluate and benchmark collections, instantly identifying strengths and needs.

BBAS is the only library assessment tool that employs the authoritative, peer-reviewed Resources for College Libraries core titles, enabling libraries to tap CHOICE/ACRL subject specialists to build robust, useful collections for faculty and students.  

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BBAS Features

  • Customized comparisons against the RCL core title lists
  • Integrated data including award winners, and RCL titles reviewed by CHOICE
  • Data cleansing that standardizes and improves holdings data
  • Ebook availability supports and identifies digital acquisitions

BBAS Saves Time and Adds Value  


Build a Robust and Inclusive Collection

Looking to diversify your collection to meet the growing needs of users? BBAS helps build diverse and inclusive collections with interdisciplinary subjects that support your assessment and diversity audit projects. Explore RCL’s interdisciplinary core titles:


Resources for College Libraries

Resources for College Libraries (RCL) covers the two- and four-year college curriculum, providing a list of core titles essential for undergraduate teaching and research. Co-published by CHOICE and ProQuest, the RCL database features over 90,000 records across 125 curriculum-driven subject disciplines and is regularly updated and peer-reviewed by academic librarians and faculty.

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*Special introductory pricing offer is only available to new BBAS customers only. The RCL free trial is only available to institutions that do not currently subscribe to RCL, have not participated in a trial in the past 24 months, and/or have not subscribed to RCL in the past 24 months.