Frequently Asked Questions
- Innovative Interfaces' Encore, Polaris, Sierra and WebPAC
- SirsiDynix Enterprise, Horizon, Unicorn, Symphony
- Evergreen catalog
Reviews and Ratings: How difficult is it to implement?
It is very easy.. in fact you simply Sign up on our website, you will get ChiliFresh account ID and API key in your e-mail, add it to your catalog's Control Panel, and ChiliFresh Reviews & Ratings will start appearing in your catalog. As simple as that!
ChiliPAC: we already have My Lists functionality in our catalog. How are ChiliPAC book lists better?
The main difference and benefit of ChiliPAC Book Lists is that every list gets its own and unique permanent URL that can be shared publicly or in private such as this book list. Secondly, book lists may include URLs to other external resources, not just include items that are in your library's collection - such as e-books, online articles and even web pages. You can also add short note to each of the book list items about why the item is on the list or where you should pay your attention to the specific item, you can re-arrange the item order and also - you can download and share the book list in different formats like PDF
Book Jacket Cover Art: How difficult is it to implement?
It is very easy.. in fact you simply Sign up on our website, specify your catalog and website URLs in ChiliFresh Admin panel, enable it in your catalog's Control Panel, and ChiliFresh Jacket Covers will start appearing in your catalog. As simple as that!
Will it slow down my online catalog system?
Not at all. Because the data is served on a remote server, retrieving for display and posting reviews on your web site will not affect the speed of your online catalog.
Where are the Reviews and Ratings stored?
The entire Reviews and ratings database is stored on our servers. This allows you not to worry about bandwidth, security, backup, redundancy and all of the other issues that attend an online collaborative database such as this.
Do all the locations or libraries that share our catalog need to implement it?
Not at all - you can determine which locations and/or branches that display patron reviews in your catalog. This is all determined by the settings that you choose in the ChiliFresh Admin Panel - you have the flexibility to customize preferences for every location.
When we decide to switch from other vendor (like Bibliocommons), can all user data be imported to ChiliPAC?
Yes, we importing all reviews, ratings, book lists, bookshelves and other user activity data during migration from other vendors at no extra cost.
What catalogs and library platforms will ChiliFresh products work with?
All ChiliFresh library solutions have been integrated with major catalog platforms like: