Reader Ratings and Book Reviews from Goodreads Being Added to NoveList Products

A new agreement between NoveList, a division of EBSCO Publishing, and Goodreads will allow reader ratings and book reviews from Goodreads to be incorporated into NoveList products.The agreement brings together the top readers’ advisory resources with the largest social network for readers. The press release below includes comments from librarians about the addition of Goodreads content into NoveList. 

 “Goodreads and NoveList are two sides of the same coin with the reader’s voice at the center.  Combining their different but mutually reinforcing strengths for readers and the librarians serving them can only be a cause for celebration.”—Dr. Mary K. Chelton, professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at Queens College in New York

“The combination of NoveList and Goodreads is a great match. It combines the potency of expertise from librarians and literature professionals with the benefits of collaborative reader crowdsourcing. This will offer new opportunities for readers’ advisors and readers to build on each other’s strengths. I am excited about the possibilities that this coming together presents.”  —Barry Trott, Head of Adult Services at Williamsburg Regional Library in Virginia

The agreement brings together two companies that are dedicated to fostering a love of reading while sharing a belief that libraries have a key role to play in a community of readers. Goodreads has more than five million members and polls (detailed below) indicate Goodreads members have strong ties to libraries. 

Independent market research indicated that NoveList is the most highly-rated readers’ advisory resource in public libraries. NoveList Select allows libraries to add NoveList content into library catalogs allowing users to leverage the library catalog to discover new books and similar titles in the library’s collection. The agreement now allows Goodreads content to be incorporated into that same user experience. 

 The press release is also available at the following link: http://www.prweb.com//releases/NoveList/Goodreads/prweb8586334.htm

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