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NoveList and 3M expand readers’ advisory to include check-out experience -

Readers will encounter NoveList's high-quality recommendations when they check out using a 3M SelfCheck station. By expanding the reach of readers' advisory services to include the self-check out experience, NoveList and 3M have created an innovative user experience that has never before been available to readers.

Readers will find that the check out process is still very straightforward, but now as readers check out items they will be shown other titles that might interest them (and that are owned by their library). Users can choose to place a hold on featured items at the station, receive recommendations by email for review later, or print recommendations on their receipt.

While this partnership creates a unique experience for readers, it also promotes library services. A single check out transaction is turned into an opportunity for future interaction as it encourages readers to return to the library for more and readers will discover more of the library's collection, with recommendations based on the titles they already like. Additionally, it reinforces the idea that the library is more than a book delivery service – it is a book discovery one as well.

According to Duncan Smith, Vice President of NoveList, this new partnership will expose readers to more of what the library has to offer and turn self-check into an entirely new experience.

Libraries must have purchased NoveList Select to enable this connection. Current NoveList Select customers can have it turned on at no charge. NoveList Select is the catalogue enrichment component of NoveList readers' advisory resources. This component pulls NoveList content into a library's catalogue. NoveList Select makes reading recommendations, series information, book discussion guides, Goodreads ratings and reviews, library newsletters and events available to library patrons from within the catalogue record and now through self-check stations.

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