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Reader Rating and Reviews from Goodreads—Right Inside Your Catalog!

Post by NoveList
Posted October 21, 2011 in NoveList Select

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Your library catalog is one of the most common ways for readers to connect with your library. Now you can engage readers even more by encouraging them to participate in the largest social network for readers, Goodreads.

With NoveList Select, they can do all this right from your catalog. Users will be able to see community-based reader ratings in addition to the outstanding professional recommendations and reviews that have always been inside NoveList.

How Goodreads is Good for Your Library

  • Readers support libraries: Goodreads has more than five million members and polls indicate Goodreads members have strong ties to libraries. In one poll, thirty percent of the nearly 17,000 respondents indicated that they went to the library for more of their books, eclipsing brick and mortar chain bookstores (22%) and online stores (18%).
  • Leverage the library catalog: NoveList Select allows libraries to add NoveList content into library catalogs allowing users to leverage the library catalog to discover new books and similar titles in the library’s collection. Goodreads content can be incorporated into that same user experience.
  • Blend community ratings with professional reviews: When they want to answer the quesiton, "What do I read next?", readers get the bext of both worlds -- the crowdsourcing power of the Goodreads network, plus the librarian-crafted professional reviews from NoveList.

About NoveList Select

NoveList Select delivers the rich NoveList resources directly within your catalog. Readers will be able to discover reading recommendations, similar authors, and series information tied to the bibliographic records of the library catalog. Learn more about NoveList Select.