October 26, 2014

NoveList Adds Audiobook Recommendations

Readers’ advisory resource NoveList will now offer audiobook recommendations through NoveList Plus. The new audiobook features include lists of recommended titles and listen-alike recommendations. Users can browse or search for audiobook information and will have search options by length of audio, format, and audio characteristics. Listeners will also be able to access audio samples and read reviews from trusted professional review sources.

Stepping into the Stream: Bringing Netflix-style Video to Libraries

Darient downloadable promotion

Streaming video is well established in the consumer market (YouTube has been around since 2005 and Netflix since 2007) but is still gaining momentum in the library market. It’s not yet a huge category—LJ’s Materials Survey included downloadable/streaming movies as a category for the first time in 2013, finding that the responding libraries spent 0.6 percent of their materials budget on downloadable movies, which represented 0.9 percent of their total circulation—but it’s certainly on the rise.

Spoken Word Grammy Nominees

And the Grammy nominees are…

Media NewsBriefs | August 2013

Media NewsBriefs | August 2013

The latest news from Findaway World and hoopla digital

Pop Culture Advisory: Game of Thrones

Pop Culture Advisory: Game of Thrones

What to read, watch, and play after Game of Thrones.

Pop Culture Advisory: Breaking Bad

Pop Culture Advisory: Breaking Bad

A multitude of suggestions, across media and genres, for fans of AMC’s Breaking Bad, especially for fans seeking the DVDs of the fifth season which comes out today.

Pop Culture Advisory: Welcome to Sanditon

Pop Culture Advisory: Welcome to Sanditon

Suggestions for readalikes and watchalikes for fans of Welcome to Sanditon.

Q&A: Jay Bushman, Co-Creator of Welcome to Sanditon

Q&A: Jay Bushman, Creator of Welcome to Sanditon

In Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, Sanditon, a group of people set out to build their own town on the English seaside. Welcome to Sanditon is a modern, multiplatorm adaptation of the novel from the team behind the wildly popular Pride and Prejudice–based videoblog series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Jay Bushman was the transmedia producer and a writer for the Lizzie Bennet Diaries and is Welcome to Sanditon’s showrunner and creator.

Q&A: Anton Nocito | May 1, 2013

Q&A: Anton Nocito | May 1, 2013

An interview with Anton Nocito, P&H Soda Co. founder and author of Make Your Own Soda: Syrup Recipes for All-Natural Pop, Floats, Cocktails, and More.

Beta Testers Weigh In On Hoopla

Beta testers weigh in on Hoopla

Hoopla, Midwest Tape’s pay-per-circulation media streaming service for public libraries, has been in beta-testing mode for close to two months, and early reports of both the service overall and its mobile applications have been positive.