We’ve just released “More Like This,” a major upgrade to LibraryThing for Libraries’ “Similar items” recommendations. The upgrade is free and automatic for all current subscribers to LibraryThing for Libraries Catalog Enhancement Package. It adds several new categories of recommendations, as well as new features.
We’ve got text about it below, but here’s a short (1:28) video:
Similar items now has a See more link, which opens More Like This. Browse through different types of recommendations, including:
- Similar items
- More by author
- Similar authors
- By readers
- Same series
- By tags
- By genre
You can also choose to show one or several of the new categories directly on the catalog page.
Click a book in the lightbox to learn more about it—a summary when available, and a link to go directly to that item in the catalog.
Rate the usefulness of each recommended item right in your catalog—hovering over a cover gives you buttons that let you mark whether it’s a good or bad recommendation.
Try it Out!
Click “See more” to open the More Like This browser in one of these libraries:
- Spokane County Library District
- Arapahoe Public Library
- Waukegan Public Library
- Cape May Public Library
- SAILS Library Network
Find out more
Find more details for current customers on what’s changing and what customizations are available on our help pages.