INWOOD, WV, April 20, 2005 - The newest release of TLC's integrated library automation system, Library.Solution 3.3, includes linking from records in the OPAC to EBSCO Publishing's NoveList for those libraries that subscribe to the popular readers' advisory service for fiction.
This linking complements NoveList's ability to link back into the Library.Solution OPAC.
Library.Solution libraries can make the link live by purchasing a NoveList subscription, so patrons can enjoy the service. NoveList includes a database of 125,000 fiction titles, 90,000 full text reviews, and over 36,000 subject headings. Features like "Find a Favorite Author," and "Find a Favorite Title" enable users to find information about their favorites, and find similar titles and authors. And NoveList's natural language searching - "fast-paced thrillers" for example -- makes it easy for users to successfully search full-text reviews.
NoveList has over 1,200 pre-constructed booklists in "Explore Fiction" and "Best Fiction" -- great starting points for users who enjoy browsing. Included are book discussion guides and "Read-alikes." Read-alikes describe an author's appeal and style, and discuss how the suggested "read-alikes" are selected.
For school media specialists and teachers, NoveList includes curricular-based articles and Picture Book Extenders, as well as specific teaching guides for using fiction in the classroom.
This new Library.Solution feature is optional; libraries that want to use it should contact EBSCO to subscribe. (Many state libraries now subscribe to NoveList; public, school, and academic libraries have access to NoveList based on these contracts) The NoveList subscription includes training options and resource materials for library staff.
NoveList is part of EBSCO Publishing. EBSCO Publishing, EBSCO Subscription Services, and EBSCO Book Services form the EBSCO Information Services group. EBSCO is a worldwide leader in providing information access and management solutions through print and electronic journal subscription services, research database development and production, online access to approximately 150 databases and thousands of e-journals, and online book purchasing.
EBSCO has specialized products and services for academic, medical, government, public and school libraries as well as for corporations and other organizations. EBSCO maintains a comprehensive database of more than 282,000 serial titles and upholds active relationships with more than 60,000 publishers worldwide. The year 2004 marks EBSCO's 60th year of serving the library and business communities. For more information, visit www.ebsco.com.
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TLC is owned and operated by the family that founded the company over 30 years ago. The company's automation solutions include library automation, cataloging and authority control solutions, RFID, and AquaBrowser Library. A number of TLC products, including AuthorityWorks, AquaBrowser Library, the Web-based Online Selection and Acquisitions, and RFID, are designed to work with any ILS.