Help Customers Discover Your Library in a Whole New Way
LibraryThing for Libraries™ enriches your online catalog with data and features that invite your library customers to browse, search, and interact with your library’s holdings in completely new ways. Recommendations, tag clouds, a virtual shelf browser, and the ability to write reviews put the power—and fun!—of Web 2.0 at your users’ fingertips.
Originally created in 2005 as the world’s largest personal- and social cataloging site, LibraryThing for Libraries taps into more than 75 million books and 89 million librarian-vetted tags.
It offers several options for boosting the appeal and power of your OPAC:
NEW! Book Display Widget: enables libraries to create virtual book displays and highlighting their collection right on their homepage using four different display styles; dynamic grid, shelf browse, scrolling shelf, and 3-D carousel. It's easy to create and even easier for the library users to find a title- just click on the image of the book cover and it takes them directly to that title in your catalog!
NEW! BookPsychic: makes personalized recommendations to library users based on your library's collection. The more they rate, the better their recommendations become!
Stack Map: let's you see exactly where a book is physically located in the library. It adds a link, with an icon if you choose, to the call numbers in your catalog which opens a dynamic map with directions to that particular item.
Series and Award Package: Features more than 50,000 series and 25,000 awards added by LibraryThing members.
Catalog Enhancement Package: Book recommendations, tag-based discovery, and links to other book editions and translations mean more ways for your patrons to find books they’ll like.
Reviews Enhancement Package: Provide reviews for every item in your catalog, including CDs and DVDs. Patron reviews, LibraryThing reviews, and widgets for sharing reviews help you harness the power of social networking.
Shelf Browse Enhancement Package: Shelf Browse uses your call numbers and marries them with cover images to give your customers the feel of browsing a physical shelf.
To learn more about these LibraryThing for Libraries packages, visit www.librarything.com/forlibraries.
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