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GUIDE

Guide to Launching NoveList Select in Your Library

Launching NoveList Select

Suggestions for getting NoveList Select off to a good start!

Before launch:

  • Fine tune your settings. Our support team will set up a brief teleconference with you to gather set-up information. Set-up is normally completed within 10 days, often faster.
     
  • Set up local holdings. When you provide us with your local holdings data, we only display recommendations for titles that are already in your collection. Let us know during the set-up process that you'd like to do this.
     
  • Name it something readers understand. If you have the ability to change the name of the section containing NoveList Select in your catalog (just ask your ILS vendor how!), we recommend *not* calling it NoveList Select. Instead call it something readers will relate to, like "Read-alike Recommendations" or "Find More Books Like This One".
     
  • Make it visible! You might be able to leave the NoveList Select area open by default (instead of closed), or move it to the top of the catalog record, or increase the size of windows that open. Make it as easy as possible for readers to discover this great new info. Just ask your ILS vendor how to change these settings.
     
  • Bookmark the link to NoveList Select for Catalog - User Guide. In case you have questions later.
     
  • Stay up to date. Sign up for NoveList News to receive the latest product news.
     

At launch:

  • Let your staff know about it. Your staff members are the most important advocates of your collections and resources, so make sure your staff are the first to know! There isn't much need to train them on NoveList Select. Simply explain that nearly everything from NoveList is now available right in the the catalog records. Do a quick overview at your next staff meeting. This short video will help explain it.
     
  • Announce it in your emails and newsletters. Below is a sample paragraph that you can use. Extra Tip: This would be easy to send out via LibraryAware!
    Discover books with our new recommendation service
    Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author that’s similar to a favorite? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? Look no further than our catalog! We recently added NoveList Select, a service that adds reading recommendations to the catalog. Just look for the area called "Read-alike Recommendations". Next time you’re in the library, ask a staff member to show you!
  • Promote it in the library. Use these ready-made flyers and bookmarks to spread the word -- find them in the NoveList Select for Catalog Promotion Toolkit:
     

 

Any time:

  • Share it during interactions with patrons. Encourage staff to use the public catalog when searching for books with patrons. Point out all the extra information that NoveList Select provides.

 

We also have launch guides for NoveList and LibraryAware.