October 6, 2016
Relevance is in the eyeballs of the beholder
Google, Bing, Amazon, Apple, and every other major player on the web is engaged in a struggle to capture more eyeballs. Not just any eyeballs -- but the eyeballs of the 87.65% of US residents that use the Internet.
October 5, 2016
Wish I’d known… About the power of personal folders in NoveList
I’ve been working at NoveList for a little over two months now and I’m still bumping across features that make me go, “I wish I’d known this when I was working in a public library!”
October 5, 2016
But my book club doesn’t read horror!
Selecting books for a book group can be challenging -- there are so many titles to choose from and only so many months in a year. As fall approaches, book clubs should consider choosing a horror novel for October and Halloween.
October 3, 2016
Fall back in time with NoveList’s new time period breakouts
We announced the addition of time period headings back in June. This metadata is now fully functional in the NoveList databases and I wanted to give you some background on why this project was undertaken.
September 14, 2016
Readers’ advisory: Go with the flow
We all want to help our patrons, right? Helping them find their next great read can be as simple as going with the flow -- as long as it's *their* flow. Like library staff, readers have different MOs when it comes to finding books and different ideas about how they’d like to ask a librarian for help -- or if they want to ask for help at all.
September 7, 2016
Binge-worthy reads for fans of Stranger Things
Netflix's hit series Stranger Things overlays fantasy/SF and horror elements with coming-of-age themes and warm-hearted nostalgia for 1980's pop culture. Turn binge-watchers of the series into binge-readers using NoveList!