Las Vegas, NV, September 7, 2011 – ChiliFresh, a global provider of patron social networking, book reviews, and cover art, and NoveList, a provider of leading readers‟ advisory services, announced a new content agreement today, intended to enhance both social networking and reader advisory within the library catalog.
Under the agreement, NoveList content integrates with ChiliFresh Connections, providing library users with lists of similar/recommended books based on their Connections bookshelves and book discussion groups.
Connections, a new software offering from ChiliFresh, combines social networking with the library PAC and facilitates discussions among people worldwide based on literary interest and habits. The software integrates closely with other social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, and enables users to create and share digital personalized bookshelves, form literary communities and book clubs, and participate in group or one-on-one chats.
NoveList, a division of EBSCO Publishing, provides products to help users discover new books that match their interests and are on the library‟s shelves. NoveList Select delivers that high-quality content directly to the library catalog. NoveList recently ranked #1 in an independent National Readers‟ Advisory survey for quality of content, ease of use and usefulness to librarians and patrons. This agreement also enables Chilifresh customers to view their ratings and reviews within NoveList‟s database offerings.
"Libraries subscribing to both NoveList Select and ChiliFresh Connections can now offer patrons a complete, seamless solution for social networking, reviews, and reader-oriented content," said ChiliFresh President & CEO Scott Johnson. "By integrating these services, the library catalog comes alive, making it incredibly easy for people to find the information they need and get to know people who have similar interests and reading habits."
"ChiliFresh and NoveList both understand the need for libraries to form ongoing, personal relationships with members of their communities," said NoveList Founder Duncan Smith. "By joining our services within the library catalog, the library remains the community „go to place‟ for reading recommendations, book discussions, and easy access to information."
ChiliFresh launched its initial social networking product, ChiliFresh Review Engine, in early 2008. The ChiliFresh Review Engine was the first real Web 2.0 platform developed for a library‟s online catalog. ChiliFresh now supports libraries around the globe with book cover art, patron book reviews, and social networking products. For more information about ChiliFresh, visit http://www.chilifresh.com.
About EBSCO Publishing
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