Friday, December 14, 2012

OverDrive - "Recommend to Library" Feature Coming to the Wisconsin Digital Library

A new feature is coming soon to the Wisconsin Digital Library. "Recommend to Library" opens up a book search to the entire OverDrive catalog and offers the patron an option to send the WPLC a request-to-purchase for titles not already owned. We can set a limit on how many suggestions each patron can make (for example, no more than 5 requests per month).

There are a couple of screen shots below, as well as the our development site URL and login credentials. Please take a few minutes to log in and test it out. Send your questions and comments to me by Tuesday 12/18, as we'd like to launch next week (*before* Christmas).

If you need a quick example, in the advanced search in the test environment, put "cooking" in the keyword box and click on "Additional titles" at the bottom.

RTL is now added to your site and available for you to preview in development:
Login: wplc.midas.preview
Password: d3w3y
You will now see the option for “Additional titles” on the Advanced Search page, as well as all search results page. Clicking on “Additional titles” includes search results that are not in your catalog with the option to “Recommend to library.”




Screen shot of search screen:



Jane Richard
Wisconsin Library Services
Wisconsin Public Library Consortium
728 State St., Room 464
Madison, WI  53706-1494

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