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2013-11-12 12:25:26

OPAC enrichment tool enables libraries to connect to social networks of users NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest Syndetic Solutions(TM), the popular OPAC and discovery layer enrichment tool, is offering a free Facebook® app for all library subscribers, enabling users who "like" their library to connect to the catalog and search for titles right from their library's Facebook page. For libraries, the app provides another way to engage with users and...

2012-06-21 02:25:14

SEATTLE, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the introduction of the Summon® discovery service three years ago, Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business, continues to rapidly release new functionality. The company today announced new catalog display functionality, as well as support for consortia catalogs in the Summon discovery service. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/DE27948LOGO-c ) The new catalog detail page improves display of items from both local and...

2011-01-09 00:43:54

Let EBSCO "host" Your Catalog"”EBSCO Publishing Now Enhancing the User Experience of Online Catalogs by using EBSCOhost® Search Functionality Ipswich, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 07, 2011 EBSCO Publishing is leveraging its expertise in loading and enriching data along with the popularity of the EBSCOhost® interface to enable public libraries to use EBSCOhost as the front end of their online catalogs. Loading catalog records on EBSCOhost® allows public libraries to provide...

2008-09-27 03:00:17

By Fiehn, Barbara While many schools are blocking access to social networking applications on the internet, school library automation OPACs are beginning to provide such applications to students and staff. Talking with school library media specialists about this emerging trend provided an interesting insight to their hesitations and acceptance. However, before exploring the consumer thought, let's explore what we are talking about and what the vendors have to say. Many school library media...

2008-08-19 03:00:20

By Brenner, Michaela Klein, Peter Libraries need to provide attractive and exciting discovery tools to draw patrons to the valuable resources in their catalogs. The authors conducted a pilot project to explore the free version of Google Earth as such a discover tool for Portland State Library's digital collection of urban planning documents. They created eye- catching placemarks with links to parts of this collection, as well as to other pertinent materials like books, images, and...