- Libraries' Solution for Chinese & Design Books
Actrace is a dedicated library vendor, not a retail book store. All our services focus on libraries' needs. Our main customers are public, academic, and K-12 school libraries in the United States.
We supply books, magazines, and audio-visual materials (audio books, music CDs & DVDs) in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese, with an emphasis on Simplified Chinese books. We also supply ebooks and eAudionbooks through OverDrive and EBSCO. Actrace is an OCLC business partner and has been serving US libraries since 2003.
Backed by a strong collection development & technical service team, a partnership with OCLC, and an extexsive publisher network in China, we can offer a 100% OCLC cataloging and an average fulfilment rate of over 99%.
Thousands of new books published in China every month. It’s difficult to make good selection even for experienced librarians.
We offer our help by recommending only the most popular and revelant titles on the market. Our quarterly catalogs (in Excel and online store) only include the top sellers. Our list includes inforamtion in both Chinese and English. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to be on our catalog distribution list.
Libraries can select titles not in our catalogs as well. Many of our customers ordered titles requested by their patrons, need replacements in their collection, or they saw from other sources.
We can also customize our selection based on your specific requirements. OCLC and many libraries rely on our expertise for their title selections.
We make our recommendations prior to acquiring materials, therefore avoid any bias due to inventory concerns. Our extensive publisher network ensures a quick acquisition and high fulfillment rate (>99%).
Our online bookstore (www.ChineseLibrarySolution.com) lists publications specially tailored for public and school libraries.
Cataloging Chinese materials is the most challenging task for libraries in U.S. We partner with Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) to offer you original cataloging and/or automated copy cataloging for free.
We do the original cataloging to make sure every book and Audio-Visual title delivered from us will have an OCLC-MARC in OCLC’s WorldCat, ready for you to copy. Those records can also be sent to you in batch automatically through OCLC’s WorldCat Cataloging Partners (formerly PromptCat) service.
We offer the following pre-selected language sets that can help you build a Chinese collection with ease (prices include shipping and cataloging). As a supplier to OCLC's language sets, we understand what you want. You can also customize the sets to meet your specific needs. As an OCLC record contribution partner, we guarantee all titles have OCLC MARC records ready in WorldCat before the delivery date.
Children 30 (set of 30 books) $660
Adults 30 (set of 30 books) $660
Mix 30 (30 Kids and Adults books) $660
DVD 20 (set of 20 DVD titles) $660
CD 20 (set of 20 CD titles) $660
You can also order English/Chinese bilingual Design Books in sets or through an approval plan:
Design 10 (set of 10 design books) $500
Annual Approval Plan Form can be downloaded here.
We accept purchase orders through EDI, email (email@example.com), fax (800 399 9786), mail, phone (800 399 9786), or online stores. It takes 2-3 months to fill the orders. We generally ship orders to libraries through FedEx Ground or USPS library mail.
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