October 17, 2017

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.

Engaging Everyone In Town | 2014 LibraryAware Community Award

The Wichita Public Library (WPL), KS, has become a coalition builder for larger community goals. WPL signed on as an early “vision partner” with Visioneering Wichita, whose goal is to develop a strategic plan, through extensive community engagement, for the whole Wichita metropolitan area. Over the decades, WPL had established a growing engagement with the city’s residents. The Visioneering Wichita process gave that long-standing community engagement specific goals and direction. This reenergized engagement won for Wichita and its library the 2014 LibraryAware Community Award.

3M SelfCheck, NoveList Partner on Reader Recommendation | ALA Annual 2013

For libraries that use both services, items checked out using the new Quick Connect interface for 3M SelfCheck will trigger a NoveList search, enabling SelfCheck screens to display reading recommendations limited to items that are owned by the patron’s library.

EBSCO Announces New Partnerships, Collections

EBSCO Publishing last week announced new or expanded partnership agreements with OCLC, SirsiDynix, and Innovative Interfaces that will enhance discovery and offer easier access to many databases, e-journals and other content.

Feedback: Letters to LJ, April 15, 2012 Issue

Toronto Board politics I am a retired Toronto Public Library (TPL) librarian (28 years) and past president of the Toronto Public Library Workers Union (TPLWU). Thanks to LJ for the article “Toronto Library Closed by Strike.” The current dispute at TPL has implications for public libraries and library workers across Canada and North America. I […]

A New Player in Marketing: LJ talks with Nancy Dowd, Project Lead for NoveList’s LibraryAware

In today’s world, savvy businesses know that they can no longer just sell a product. Similarly, when a marketplace is roiling with change (like the library field), many companies shift their focus to help it compete—especially (as is the case with libraries) when there is little institutional history to drive that sense of competition. Among […]