CONTACT: Tania Vitvitsky, Sabre Foundation (617) 868-3510
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Sabre Foundation, a non-profit in Cambridge, Mass., has recently expanded its Book Donation Agencies (BDA) Database to include a comprehensive international listing as well as an updated version of North American sources. The new interactive BDA Database will help those interested in book donations obtain information quickly and efficiently. Sabre is the largest donor of books to Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and has shipped over three million books to over 50 countries around the world.
Prospective donors who are interested in donating to a specific country or area of the world can now search Sabreís database to find out which book donation programs are working in what area. Similarly, would-be recipients, such as educational or democracy-building organizations which would like to receive books, or Peace Corps volunteers who would like to set up a library book collection in the country in which they serve, can more easily determine who can potentially help them.
The BDA Database centralizes information from five directories and gives bibliographic information on the source of each listing. (Sabre will periodically update for accuracy. Users are welcome to contact our offices with further updates.) The keyword search capability also saves users valuable time. Each entry includes contact information, list of officers and overseas locations, geographical areas of work, a general description of book donation work, etc. Over 50 organizations in North America are catalogued in the database as well as approximately a dozen based internationally.
Funding for this project was made possible by the United States Information Agency and a number of private donors.
Explore our database at: http://www.sabre.org/SAP/BOOKORG.html.