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Welcome to the CataList Help Manual.  Here you will find general information about the CataList project, resources to help you get started, and step-by-step instructions on how to use the features in CataList. Can't find the answers you need?  Send your questions to

What's new in CataList?

Resources for Publishers

Information on bibliographic data imports and updates, ONIX mapping into CataList, the reading copy request process and more.

Resources for Retailers

Find a quick start guide, information on integrated SalesData reporting in CataList and using CataList with your POS system.

Resources for Libraries

Find a quick start guide, information on exporting to various formats including MARC and voting for Loan Stars.



Who's Using BNC CataList?

Partner programs


NetGalley is an online resource that allows professional readers to request access to digital galleys. If you are a reviewer, blogger, journalist, librarian, bookseller, educator, or in the media, you can use NetGalley for FREE to request, read and provide feedback about forthcoming titles.

How CataList works with NetGalley



Loan Stars is the new readers’ advisory service that allows library staff across Canada to collaboratively select their favourite forthcoming titles. Using CataList, library staff can nominate their favourite adult fiction and non-fiction titles, the most popular of which will be marketed to libraries and library users alike.

How to vote for Loan Stars in CataList





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