February 20, 2020

Bigger, Bolder, Better: New widget sizes are here!

Creating higher resolution images sized right for social media and large enough for in-library screens is now possible in LibraryAware. That means you can create all your digital communications in one program, using the curated library-focused images and professionally designed templates you love. And with our new widget sizes, you’ll get sharp images even on a big screen. It’s all possible through these wonderful things called widgets.

February 19, 2020

Top 5 questions about NoveList Plus from Oceania

My favourite webinars to facilitate for our Oceania libraries are those focusing on NoveList Plus, our premier readers’ advisory resource. It’s fun to use and full of useful information to assist with all of those tricky patron reader development enquiries such as “What can I read next,” “Which author writes like…,” and “What’s another series you can recommend for my child?” — NoveList can help!

February 17, 2020

LibraryAware Users Speak: Finding your perfect template

Recently our senior product manager Jenny, shared some of the feedback we received in our annual LibraryAware survey. One thing we heard loud and clear was your desire to find the templates you need just when you want them.

February 12, 2020

Finding diverse and #OwnVoices titles

Readers long to see themselves reflected in the stories they read. However, it can be a challenge for a reader to find books that reflect their lived experience if they are a member of a group that’s historically underrepresented in published fiction. Although NoveList librarians can’t change the publishing industry, we can use our metadata to make some of these stories easier to find.

February 10, 2020

New theme in NoveList: Wartime Crime

The mystery genre is massive. For all that we don’t want crime to affect us personally, it sure is fun to read about! And mystery writers help keep that passion alive in many ways. So how can this vast number of books be navigated? At NoveList, we offer an array of mystery genres – from Cozy mysteries where the crime stays behind closed doors, to Fantasy mysteries that take place in other worlds entirely, to Police procedurals that focus on the minutiae of the investigation. 

February 6, 2020

Reaching readers using books with buzz

You can take results from a Media Mentions search in NoveList and with just a few more clicks, turn them into a professional-looking newsletter, a book carousel (aka book river), a resource in your catalog, and a social media post – it’s a 4 for 1 deal! Sounds amazing? It’s easy, too. Let’s start with creating your newsletter. 

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