Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Syndetic Solutions ICE

Librarian in Black pointed to the new Syndetic Solutions release of its ICE product.

We have a subscription to Syndetic through SirsiDynix, so book covers, tables of contents, and reviews appear in records displays in iLink. The new product claims to support direct searching of the Syndetic content in addition to the MARC content. Previously it was just part of the display, retrieved from a separate source at the time of the search. This could be very promising.

The more exciting tangential selling point is that this product is available directly to the Library and works with a discovery product separate from the ILS. It only works with AquaBrowser, but that's a step in the right direction. A widely used value-added discovery content service is now unbundled from the ILS environment.

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