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Redesigned Display of Recommendations in Latest NoveList Select Release

Posted September 18, 2013

A new version of NoveList Select is coming your way, and we think you’ll love the changes. We improved the display of recommendations, made it easier for you to link to series recommendations, and added in-catalog feedback. When we previewed these new features, the most frequent comment was, “it looks beautiful!”

These are highlights of the new features:

Display of Book Recommendations in Your Library Catalog


Series Information in Your Library Catalog

Redesigned Display of Recommendations

Despite the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, most people do anyway. We know readers love to look at book jackets, so we made them the focus of our newly redesigned recommendations area. Think less white space and big, beautiful book jackets. And more of them, too, because we now dynamically display as many titles as possible (within the dimensions of your catalog settings, of course).

Easier Linking to Series Recommendations

One of the most common requests we receive is for a better way to link readers to an entire recommended series.The problem of course, is that most catalogs don’t have a way to link to a series, just to the individual titles. We solved that problem by creating a pop-up list of all the books in a series. (Also with beautiful book jackets.) Now when a reader clicks on a series recommendation, they see all the books in that series, and each one is direct link to that title record. It’s now much easier for readers to go directly to the book they want to read. 

On-the-Spot Feedback

We added our popular thumbs-up/thumbs-down feedback feature to NoveList Select. Users of our other NoveList databases will recognize this feature that allows you to quickly say whether or not you agree with a recommendation. Now it’s available to anyone browsing in NoveList Select. Let us know if we’re on target! We use your feedback to continually improve our recommendations.

These new features will be available automatically to all current NoveList Select customers as soon as the release is effective (expected release date is September 25, 2013).

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