Reader's Advisory on
NoveList Select is now
fully operational within V-Cat! NoveList
Select is a product that embeds the NoveList Plus readers' advisory database's
recommendations directly into the online public access catalog.
As more and more people use V-Cat from home or work to find books they've
heard about, professional reader's advisory suggestions will be available 24/7
seamlessly, without having to do a separate database search.
"What's the next
book in John Sandford's "Prey" series or Jeff Kinney's "Diary of
a Wimpy Kid" books?"
The complete series' lists,
in order of publication, now appear on the screen right under the cataloging
info. From the Jack Reacher series
(Lee Child) to the Alex Cross series (James Patterson) to the Star Wars: The New
Jedi Order (various authors), complete listings of titles in the series are now
available in V-Cat catalog search results, thanks to NoveList Select.
"All copies of
Michael Lewis' well-reviewed title, "The Big Short," are checked
out...what else can I read about the current financial crisis?"
Bingo...right there under
the "Big Short" cataloging record info, a listing of ten similar
titles from NoveList Plus shows up, along with a reasoning statement under each
recommendation so that users understand why a particular title is being
suggested. It's almost like a
virtual book display! Links to
Recommended Reads lists, Author Read-Alikes, Book Discussion Guides and more are
now displayed in the V-Cat catalog results.
According to Ebsco, the
goal of NoveList Select is to help avoid "dead-end searches that occur when
all copies of a book are checked out by providing readers with additional
options of what to read next." NoveList
Select recommends only materials from V-CAT library collections that are readily
available to be put on hold or be checked out.
WVLS staff will be submitting the new title info to Ebsco on a monthly
basis to ensure that catalog search results include current materials.