These books all have full records in the library's catalogue and several have enhanced records which means that you can not only see the usual detals such as author, title and subject headings but also links to biographies, publisher's information --blurbs-- and in some cases even extracts from the book to read on-line.
Take a look at the examples here and get a better understanding of the difference between a brief record, a full record and an enhanced record. (Remember that these titles are newly acquired which means you will need to request them online and allow one working day for library staff to process your request.)
The brief record for Talk to the hand only shows the title, author and ISBN (International Standard Book Number.) Staff in Alloway Library's Technical Services Department will add subject headings, publishing information and things like the number of pages and height of the book. ( More info on this great book)
Once the record is complete it will look more like the record for Maria Mitchell : the soul of an astronomer which will look "normal" to most library users. (More info on this book)
Click on Alloway Library's enhanced catalogue record for Dating dead men and find links to the publisher's description, sample text, a brief biographical sketch and the author's website.
Take a look at these other new titles with enhanced records:
Distant shore Phillips, Caryl.
Europe central Vollmann, William T.
Into thin air Krakauer, Jon.The books listed below have conventional full records including subject headings; we found more information about the book using Google.