Written on: August 6th, 2010 in Blog Posts
You may have used the NoveList readers’ advisory website in the past to help you select titles and authors of interest, find out more about your favorite writers, develop a presentation for a reading group or a class. If you haven’t- it’s well worth exploring.
Recently, the NoveList interface was been substantially revised and update. It’s cleaner, more attractive, and has new and enhanced information on fiction and nonfiction books.
You can explore NoveList’s new look with your Delaware Library Catalog library card number and PIN at this link: Explore the New NoveList Plus
In the new Delaware Library Catalog online catalog, we will be incorporating NoveList’s superior recommendation content directly in the catalog, but users will still be able to connect to the full information for books of interest at the NoveList site. On the site, it’s possible to search for some of the otherwise intangible points such as tone, storyline, and writing style which are now included in the indexing of new titles.
A “Teaching with Books” section has been added along with the new interface. This section will be especially helpful to school librarians and public librarians working with homeschoolers and students as it includes content based on grade and common curriculum topics.
Written on: August 4th, 2010 in Blog Posts
We’re very happy to announce a new service from the Delaware Library Catalog and NetLibrary, our favorite E-Audiobooks and Ebook provider. While many patrons enjoy our downloadable digital audio books, we’ve carried a smaller line of ebooks for some time. Up until today, these titles have only been available for online viewing. In response to the changing technology scene, the increasing popularity of e-readers, and what are now almost daily requests from our library users, we now offer truly downloadable ebooks: copies can be virtually checked out, downloaded in their entirety to your PC for offline reading, and transferred to compatible ereaders.