Syndetic Solutions Adds Facebook Access, Free App Now Available for Subscribers
ProQuest Syndetic Solutions, the popular OPAC and discovery layer enrichment tool, is offering a free Facebook app for all library subscribers, enabling users who “like” their library to connect to the catalog and search for titles right from their library’s Facebook page.
With the new Syndetic Solutions Facebook app, library users search holdings by simply clicking on the ‘Search the Catalog’ call-out button on the library’s Facebook page.
The topic or keyword searched will return title, author, and ISBN, as well as all of the enriched elements to which the library subscribes — Summaries, Tables of Contents, First Chapters, Author Notes, Cover Images, and more — for all relevant titles in the collection. When the user finds a title they want, the app offers the option of linking to the library’s OPAC and placing a hold. Users can also “like” a title (which is then displayed on the user’s own Facebook page), allowing users to share their new favorite reads with friends and build interest in a broad selection of catalog titles.
Libraries who subscribe to Syndetic Solutions can find all the instructions on how to set up the Facebook App here (PDF).
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.