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Okanagan Regional Library website undergoes makeover

Okanagan Regional Library’s website will get a new look early in February.

There will be more options for one-click access to Zinio for Libraries, the digital magazine service, and TumbleBookCloud, which contains digital chapter books for elementary to high school aged readers.

“The new design provides ORL with an opportunity to feature the enhanced catalogue,” said Pam Medland, public services manager.

“Neat elements of the enhanced catalogue include a smart search experience: keyword searching offers relevancy ranked results so the titles at the top of the list are more likely to be of interest to you.”

There is also an auto-suggest function for author and subject searching;  the ability to register a username so you don’t have to always remember your barcode and optional social networking features, which will allow you to rate and post comments on items in the catalogue.

OverDrive, the company that hosts ORL eBooks and Library to Go, will also be updating its platform.

“Expect a more streamlined checkout process and an easier book finding experience with filtered searching, personalized title recommendations and more,” said Medland.

 

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