Tips for Our New Catalog

by Brian H.

I’m all for new. So this is going to be a decidedly upbeat positive plug for the new library catalog. I’ll share some cool features I’m enjoying and invite you to give them a try.

Privacy

The new catalog defaults to letting you share content that you create with other customers. You may choose to change your settings to private in your account settings.

Comments

Admit it.  You’ve always wanted to be a music critic reviewing new music and musicians. The new catalog lets you add your comments and share your thoughts on the performances and performers you discover in the library catalog. Items you comment on or give a rating to will be shared with Sno-Isle library customers on the Recent Activities landing page of the catalog. All users will benefit from your listening discoveries and sharing.

Lists

Create your own lists and feature top music picks from the artist and genres you love. You can share it with other library members or keep it private for your own use. Use Personal Recommendation lists when you want to create a list for someone else but you don’t want it to appear on the website. You can still share the web address of the list directly. (Tip, you can add items to a list from the Title’s Details Page in the catalog.)

Videos

If a video is available on YouTube, Vimeo, SchoolTube or TeacherTube, you can add it to a title in the new catalog. I don’t know about you, but for me a preview of a track in video format will “sell” me on a new recording. These days music and video go hand in hand. And now the music in our catalog and music video performance can go hand in hand too. (My favorite feature of the new  catalog.)

I encourage you to give these catalog features a try.  I look forward to discovering the comments, lists and video content you share with our library community. Please feel free to add me to the follow list on your account. Use the search bar and limit to search for User. You’ll find me under the staff profile name sil_brianh.

Let us know about your discovery experiences using the new catalog. We’d love to hear from you.

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