Tag Archives: Catalogs

New Syndetic Solutions™ Video Game Content Makes OPACs More Useful for Gamers

“Serving “gamers” at the library just got a little easier as a new addition to ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™ enables these often-loyal users to access rich content on video games right from the library OPAC or discovery layer.  Video Game Enriched Content contains game covers, user ratings, the Maturity Standard Rating (such as “Everyone” or “Teen”) and more for 70,000 U.S. titles and nearly 20,000 U.K. titles.” (via PRNewswire)

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Boston Public Library Launches Free Mobile Catalog for on-the-Go Cardholders

“Boston Public Library (BPL) recently launched its much-anticipated BPL mobile catalog, offering library users instant access to its online catalog through Android and iOS mobile devices, including a mobile web browser version that presents visitors with a display specifically designed to fit small screens. “We are thrilled to now offer a mobile catalog; it is a valuable resource and option that allows our collections to be easily accessible to our library users anytime, anywhere,” said Amy E. Ryan, President of the Boston Public Library.” (via Boston Public Library)

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Reader Ratings and Book Reviews from Goodreads Made Available to Libraries via NoveList Products

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NoveList, a division of EBSCO Publishing, will begin incorporating reader ratings and book reviews from Goodreads into NoveList products thanks to a new agreement between the companies. The agreement leverages the content of Goodreads, the largest social network for readers, adding additional content to the most popular readers’ advisory service available. The added information will help librarians answer one of the most frequently asked questions—what do I read next?”

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