As a librarian, you already know that books are an essential part of people's lives. Books have the power to inform, educate, and entertain readers, and they are one of the most significant resources that a library provides to its patrons. However, did you know that book reviews and ratings play a crucial role in the success of your library? In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of book reviews and ratings and how they can help librarians.
In today's digital age, the role of libraries extends beyond being mere storehouses of books. Modern libraries strive to be community hubs, information centers, and places for collaborative learning. To meet the evolving needs of patrons, it's crucial that libraries continue to embrace technological innovations and expand their services.
One of the ways libraries can enhance their appeal and usability is by integrating additional features into their catalogs. Features like reviews and ratings, cover art, and customized booklists can provide patrons with a richer, more interactive experience.
ChiliPAC, the organic reader advisory platform provided by ChiliFresh Enterprises, Inc. is now available for Polaris, Encore and Enterprise online catalogs. With this, ChiliPAC becomes one of the most commonly used platforms for libraries in North America, Australia and Europe.
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) in cooperation with ChiliFresh Enterprises has launched Innovative's Encore discovery platform enhanced with ChiliPAC, thus being one of the first libraries in the United States to provide fully customized user profiles and booklist functionality integrated into their online catalog's search results