BookData claims data quality problems 'behind it'

<p> Nielsen BookData says it has resolved the data quality problems that hit its bibliographic information in 2004--despite ongoing concerns from some publishers and booksellers.</p><p>NBD said a streamlining of its processes and the fixing of problems caused by the merger of BookData and Whitaker databases had improved the speed and accuracy of its data supply. On average 3,674 new titles are being added weekly to the system, up 47% on last year. Francis Bennett, m.d., said: "We've taken a huge hit in financial terms and in reputation. But the difficulties with data quality are now behin...

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