Brisbane, December 8, 2010. Softlink announces the integration of the ChiliFresh Book Review Engine into the latest version of the Oliver and Liberty Library Management Systems. ChiliFresh connects users to a collaborative, worldwide database of book reviews from within the library's OPAC, where library staff can moderate and filter reviews according to local or global preferences.
Mr Scott Johnson, CEO of ChiliFresh believes that the review engine will further engage users with the library catalogue.
"The ChiliFresh Book Review Engine enhances the patron's experience from within the online catalogue. Most people are seeking peer reviews for nearly every item that they can find on the Internet. Bringing patron reviews right into the catalogue eliminates the need to seek that information elsewhere." says Mr Johnson.
"With the integration of the ChiliFresh Book Review Engine into a library's catalogue, patrons can view book recommendations written by people from around the globe. They can also add their own comments from within the library's catalogue."
"The best thing about ChiliFresh is that it transforms the library's catalogue into a hub of global information, which increases the amount of time that people spend there," says Mr Johnson.
Softlink anticipates that the ChiliFresh add-on will be a valuable addition to the existing range of optional modules for Oliver and Liberty.
"ChiliFresh has full, seamless integration with the library's OPAC. It offers the functionality and flexibility that librarians are looking for as a part of their everyday work," says Mr Dion Dias, Softlink's Product Manager.
"The new module not only adds value to the library, it makes the catalogue more interactive and engaging, bringing much needed information to the users."
ChiliFresh is a subscription-based service that is available for Liberty v5.
Softlink's newest v5 system has been developed in consultation with libraries worldwide, with the focus on creating a streamlined and intuitive library experience for staff and users. For more information on v5, visit http://www.softlinkint.com
Softlink is a world-leading developer of Library Management Systems, and information management software solutions. Softlink's software which is developed at its Brisbane head office is now installed in over 10,000 libraries in 108 countries covering ten major languages.
Solutions built with world-leading technology are strengthened by a range of local support services, delivered by Softlink's product experts, experienced library and IT specialists on staff.
Softlink have won two major export awards; The Premier of Queensland's Award for Export Excellence - Information Technology and the Australian Exporter of the Year – Information Technology.
For more information on Softlink and its Liberty and Oliver products, visit www.softlinkint.com.