August 4, 2016

Comics and graphic novels: how NoveList can help

Comics and graphic novels can feel like an entirely new world to librarians not familiar with them. Never fear, NoveList is here! 

August 3, 2016

Browsing with metadata

It’s not every day that the power of metadata gets a chance to shine. In Lynn Lobash’s recent Library Journal article “The Case for Informed Browsing,” she talks about Netflix browse lanes, stating that “these niche categories are built by a team of viewers armed with a controlled vocabulary.”

June 14, 2016

Get all your staff involved in doing readers’ advisory

What’s the most valuable asset of your library? Your collection? Your programming? Your readers’ advisory services?

June 7, 2016

Linked data is what we (and libraries) have been waiting for

For more than 20 years, I’ve worked at NoveList on helping readers discover books and helping librarians help those readers. It’s a tricky problem, one that we’ve tried to solve with multiple solutions, both inside and outside the library walls. I believe linked data is exactly the solution that libraries need at this time of great change and transformation.

June 7, 2016

Celebrate Canada Day with a great Canadian read

As Canadians finally embrace the warmer weather it is certain that they will be on the lookout for their next great read.

June 3, 2016

Why NoveList is sponsoring the Carnegie Medal

At the upcoming ALA Annual meeting in Orlando, NoveList will lend its support to the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction. While it might come as no surprise to you that NoveList would be supportive of these awards, I want to share with you why we are doing this.

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