Reading Counts Enrichment

Written by Emily Garner on July 13, 2010. Posted in MARC Record Enrichment

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eading Counts! is used by schools to promote reading and match young readers with appropriate materials. Help young patrons and their parents find books in your collection that are right for their reading ability and interests by adding Reading Counts! Interest Levels, Reading Levels and Point Values to your catalog. The Reading Counts! measures are added in the 526 field.

Lexile® Measure Enrichment

Written by Emily Garner on July 13, 2010. Posted in MARC Record Enrichment

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he Lexile® Framework for Reading, used primarily by schools, matches readers with books, articles and other leveled reading resources. With Lexile® MARC Record Enrichment parents and students can see the Lexile® measure for a given book right in your online catalog. The Lexile® measure is added in the 521 field.

Accelerated Reader Enrichment

Written by Emily Garner on July 13, 2010. Posted in MARC Record Enrichment

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any Pre-K to 12th grade students participate in Accelerated Reader programs in their schools. With Accelerated Reader MARC Record Enrichment parents and students can search your online catalog for books that are part of the Accelerated Reader program. The Readability Level is added in the 526 field so readers know if a selected text matches their reading level.

Summaries and Annotations Enrichment

Written by Emily Garner on July 13, 2010. Posted in MARC Record Enrichment

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ummaries of books help patrons determine if they’ve found the right resources without having to go back and forth in the stacks. With our Book Summaries and Annotations MARC Record Enrichment your catalogers will be saved the time consuming task of summarzing each work in your collection and patrons will love browsing the catalog to find the perfect book rather than having to locate and skim dozens.

Summaries and Annotations are provided in logical paragraphs with multiple 520 fields that include setting the first indicator to value 8 on second and subsequent 520 fields in accordance with MARC21 standards.

Fiction and Biography Enrichment

Written by Emily Garner on July 13, 2010. Posted in MARC Record Enrichment

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iction and biographies can be difficult to locate because of limited access points. When you utilize our MARC Record Enrichment Services for fiction and biographies, you’ll open up your collection for greater circulation and help patrons locate materials of interest.

Fiction Enhancements:

  • Genre
  • Sub-genre (e.g., culinary mystery)
  • Geographic setting (e.g., Great Britain)
  • Non-geographic setting (e.g., coastal resort)
  • Topics/Subjects
  • Time period
  • Characters & their attributes (includes names, profession, and personal characteristics)
  • Awards (both nominees and winners)
  • Sequel and series information
  • Annotations
  • Notes (e.g., Oprah Book Club Selection)

Biography Enhancements:
Significant personal information such as,

  • Awards and honors
  • Ethnic background
  • Birthplace
  • Current residence
  • Profession

Table of Contents Enrichment

Written by Emily Garner on July 13, 2010. Posted in MARC Record Enrichment

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oday’s library users are often savvy online searchers. But searching the web is different from searching your online catalog. MARC Record Enrichment adds information to MARC records that will help patrons locate the resources they’re searching for, using keywords and terminology intuitive to them.

Adding Tables of Contents to your catalog records will add a great deal of information that will help patrons locate materials and evaluate their suitability before heading to the stacks. With Table of Content Enrichment you’ll add:

  • Acronyms and terms related to business, science, medicine, technology, software, vocational training.
  • New terminology for which Library of Congress may not have developed a subject heading yet.
  • Titles of poems, short stories, and plays in anthologies, for which there are no added entries.
  • Information about the suitability of a book which can be inferred from seeing the chapter and subchapter titles in an online record.