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August 27, 2019

(ChiliFresh) ChiliPAC, the organic reader advisory platform provided by ChiliFresh Enterprises, Inc. is now available for Polaris, Encore and Enterprise online catalogs. With this, ChiliPAC becomes one of the most commonly used platforms for libraries in North America, Australia and Europe.

June 12, 2019

(ChiliFresh) Brooklyn Public Library in cooperation with ChiliFresh Enterprises has launched Innovative’s Encore discovery platform enhanced with ChiliPAC, thus being one of the first libraries in the United States to provide fully customized user profiles and booklist functionality integrated into their online catalog’s search results. With ChiliPAC integrated into Brooklyn Public Library’s online catalog, library staff and users have the ability to create, curate and share their reading interests on a global scale. ChiliPAC transforms the library’s online catalog into a truly organic readers advisory, connecting people based on literary interest and habits.

May 14, 2019

(ChiliFresh) ChiliFresh announced a flat price for Book Jacket Cover Art for libraries of all types and sizes. Beginning immediately, any library can create an account online at ChiliFresh.com and integrate Book Jacket Cover Art into their online catalog for $1000 USD per year. Having ChiliFresh Book Jacket Cover Art will ensure you will have the most complete coverage available for your collection.

June 20, 2012

(ChiliFresh) ChiliFresh, the leading provider of social interactive content for libraries worldwide, announced a free alternative for libraries that have been using Meebo for their virtual reference desk services and libraries that want to start providing online reference desk services. Meebo, a social networking company, has recently been acquired by Google. The company has announced it is shutting down services, including its web-based chat and instant messaging product, effective July 11, 2012.

March 6, 2012

(ChiliFresh) ChiliFresh, a global provider of patron social networking, book reviews, and cover art, announced a new application for integrating the library catalog and patron book review functionality within the library’s Facebook page. The App, which is available with the Connections social networking suite, will work with any integrated library system software, including SirsiDynix, Innovative Interfaces, Evergreen, Polaris, and more. With the App, patrons have full catalog functionality, including catalog searching, the ability to place holds, check their account status and pay fines. The App will also allow users to write and post book reviews using the ChiliFresh Reviews Engine from within the library’s Facebook page.

September 7, 2011

(EBSCO Information Services) 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.

June 20, 2011

(ChiliFresh) ChiliFresh, a global provider of patron book reviews and book cover art, announced that the company will launch a new social networking platform, Connections. Connections, which is currently live in 20 library networks throughout North America, integrates 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.

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