June 20, 2019

What can you do with Media Mentions?

Do you have patrons who want to check out the latest books featured on morning talk shows? You’re in luck! Last month, we launched a new enhancement, Media Mentions. With this, we are highlighting books that have been featured recently in the media – outlets like Fox News’ Fox & Friends, NPR’s Marketplace, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and even Bravo’s Watch what happens live with Andy Cohen! So what can you do with Media Mentions?

  • Use it to answer the question “I’m looking for this new book that was talked about on Stephen Colbert – I can’t remember what it is called... Something like… hmmm... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”
  • Create a book display. This could be something broad like “Sunday specials -- books featured on the Sunday news shows” or you can narrow your focus by highlighting an entire outlet like NPR or a specific show (think “Because I don’t have time for your driveway moments, Terry Gross. Jeez…”).
  • Create a newsletter or e-blast in LibraryAware — search for titles in NoveList, add them to a folder, and poof — you’re done!

So, what’s the tea?

  • Currently, our media mentions date back to January 2019. (Got thoughts on how long these should stay visible and searchable? Let us know!).
  • We are tracking solely US national TV and radio sources. (Would you like to see podcasts tracked? Should we include Canadian media sources? We're all ears!).
  • We add new media mentions weekly and do include current and forthcoming mentions.

Have any suggestions or feedback on our new feature? We’d love to hear from you!  

Cathleen Keyser is the Metadata Strategy Manager at NoveList. She is currently reading Norco '80 by Peter Houlahan, listening to Otis Gray's podcast Sleepy, and anxiously awaiting season 4 of Revisionist History


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