Syndetics Unbound for Public Libraries

Help patrons to engage, explore, and discover more in your library with Syndetics Unbound.

Syndetics Unbound for Public Libraries

Looking to engage patrons and connect them with more of your collection?

Elements available within Syndetics Unbound such as Summary, About the Author, Reviews, and Recommendations lead readers to their next favorite read.

Transform patron's experience with the interactive exploration and serendipitous discovery available with Syndetics Unbound.

Public Features

About the Author

Information

Syndetics Unbound includes more than 15 elements, with options like Summary and Author bios, to provide in-depth details on all your collection's titles. Reading Level and Book Profiles also give further insight into the context of your titles to ensure that readers are selecting the right books for them.

No more confusing options and packages - all of the enrichment elements are included with your subscription. It's easy to turn elements on and off, and configure them to tailor a Syndetics Unbound experience for your patrons.

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Discovery

Transform patron experiences with interactive exploration and serendipitous discovery.

Elements such as You May Also Like for title, author and series feed your patrons' curiosity for their next title. Look Inside also provides insight into the title, to give readers a chance to review and consider their selection more closely.

Book Display Widgets

Book Display Widget

Show off your library's collection with eye-catching Book Display Widgets. Put them anywhere – on your library's home page, LibGuides, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or library newsletter. Special integration features your widgets on your library's Facebook page, with a dedicated, interactive tab.

Fill your Display Widgets with popular titles, new titles, DVDs, journals, series, awards, or tags – it updates on its own. Or create your own custom list from a web page, RSS feed or list of ISBNs, UPCs, or ISSNs, and link directly to your catalog pages.

Learn more about Book Display Widgets

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Since implementing Syndetics Unbound in our Enterprise catalog in May 2017, MVLC has received positive feedback from our member libraries. MVLC library staff use the features in Syndetics Unbound to guide their patrons to new series and similar works based on interest and reading level. The staff enjoys the power of the intuitive interface, breadth of coverage, and quality reviews. They appreciate unique features like the tag library.

Syndetics Unbound uses our consortium's holdings to enhance discovery of the collections readily available at MVLC's member libraries. Given the diverse demographics within our communities, we are delighted that Syndetics Unbound offers an accessible interface that responds to the language selection within our catalog and updates its content labels accordingly.

Our usage statistics bear out our selection of Syndetics Unbound; patrons in MVLC communities are interacting with Syndetics Unbound content. We hope to enhance our experience with Syndetics Unbound by making it ever more visible within the catalog. MVLC will work with our member libraries to fully implement display widgets, which have the potential to drive traffic back to our catalog and through the door of MVLC's member libraries. The Syndetics Unbound team is unparalleled and we look forward to the continued development of this quality product.

Molly Driscoll and Eric Graham, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

Syndetics Unbound at Concord Public Library

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