Learn more about how Georgia Tech Library has enhanced their physical browsing experience for users with Syndetics Unbound. The Syndetics Unbound Browse Shelf interactive feature gives library patrons the physical browsing experience by using call numbers to pull titles into a virtual library shelf on the website. Browse Shelf cultivates the experience of searching a library’s stacks online, giving users a more traditional, serendipitous feel, similar to actually being inside the library.
In recent years, April 23rd has been a special day for the employees of ProQuest. It has been a time to recognize and celebrate World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day. This annual event first started on April 23, 1995, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. As a company whose entire business revolves around books and libraries, ProQuest has celebrated this day in years past by encouraging employees to dress up as characters from their favorite books.
ProQuest has reached an agreement with Patron Point to include Syndetics Unbound elements in their newsletter service. Recommends, is a reading recommendation service that helps libraries market content to their patrons and increase engagement and usage of their collection. Recommends helps users create eye-catching, branded monthly newsletters for new titles from the library’s catalog enriched with recommendations, summaries, and covers from Syndetics Unbound. The newsletters connect patrons straight to the library catalog to place a hold on the titles or search for other content.
Recently, ProQuest released Enrichment Highlights a new Syndetics Unbound functionality that improves a library’s search results page by adding key enrichment elements to them. Mount Laurel Library was an early adopter of this free update and has seen an increase in their collection usage as a result of it. “We added the Enrichment Highlights functionality to our catalog last December. Now the Syndetics Unbound content appears in the search results list making it much more visible to our patrons and staff.
Syndetics Unbound is excited and pleased to announce that we have worked with Patron Point, a library marketing automation partner, to offer Patron Point Recommends™ – a new reading recommendation service that helps public libraries market content to their patrons, increasing engagement and usage. Patron Point Recommends automatically creates eye-catching, branded monthly newsletters for new titles from a library’s catalog enriched with LibraryThing recommendations and summaries, and covers from the Syndetics Unbound service.
The Syndetics Unbound team is humbled and excited to announce our Platinum Award in the 2021 Modern Library Awards (MLAs) from LibraryWorks. This is the first time that Syndetics Unbound has been entered for an MLA, and we are thrilled to have been chosen for this award. Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager, said, “It’s hardly a surprise that Syndetics Unbound scored so well. They’ve been at the forefront of the industry since their company entered the market in 2016.