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Syndetics Unbound Blog Posts

May 2021 Top Titles at Public Libraries

June 2, 2021 - Summer is coming, and so are the books of summer! Check out Syndetics Unbound's list of top twenty titles public library patrons looked for in May 2021.

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Digitizing the Library Collection: A Look at Georgia Tech Library

May 26, 2021 - In this week’s Syndetics Unbound Blog post, learn more about how Georgia Tech Library has enhanced their physical browsing experience for users with Syndetics Unbound.

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An Overview of Library Classification Systems

May 19, 2021 - This week's story explores the use of library classification systems, and how they are used by the ProQuest content team.

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Shaping the Future of Metadata

May 12, 2021 - This week's Syndetics Unbound story takes a deep dive into Bowker’s activities within the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), an independent not-for-profit group, with members from all over the book industry, including ProQuest/Bowker.

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April 2021 Top Titles at Public Libraries

May 6, 2021 - Syndetics Unbound's April list of top twenty titles searched for by public-library patrons is now available. New titles have emerged on this list, including the newly-published title, The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman.

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Syndetics Unbound in Ebook Central

April 28, 2021 - Learn more about how Syndetics Unbound helps highlight titles in library's Ebook Central Collections for Academic Complete subscribers.

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ProQuest Celebrating World Book Day

April 21, 2021 - This week, the Syndetics Unbound team celebrates World Book Day by looking back at some of our favorite ProQuest costumes from the past few years.

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Syndetics Unbound Content Now Included in Patron Point Recommends

April 15, 2021 - Learn more about how together, Syndetics Unbound and Patron Point Recommends, are enhancing library patron's experience through the use of newsletters.

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March 2021 Top Titles at Public Libraries

April 14, 2021 - This week's blog post features a list of the top twenty titles among Syndetics Unbound public libraries for the month of March. See what titles from February return to the list, as well as what new titles are debuting for the first time.

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Enrichment Highlights Brings Increased Catalog Usage to Mount Laurel Library

March 31, 2021 - Learn more about Enrichment Highlights, a new Syndetics Unbound functionality that improves a library's search results page by adding key enrichment elements to them. Plus, see how it's already improving usage collection at libraries like Mount Laurel Library.

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Mark and Boost Electronic Resources

March 24, 2021 - Mark and Boost Electronic Resources helps libraries highlight and promote their electronic resources within Syndetics Unbound.

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Showcasing Titles for Women's History Month

March 17, 2021 - Learn more about showcasing titles in your collection to promote topics like Women's History Month, through the use of Syndetics Unbound's Book Display Widgets.

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February 2021 Top Titles At Public Libraries

March 10, 2021 - This week's blog post features a list of the top fifteen titles among public libraries in Syndetics Unbound for the month of February. See what titles from January and 2020 return to the list, as well as what new titles are debuting for the first time.

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Book Profiles & How They're Made

February 24, 2021 - Syndetics Unbound's Book Profile is a dynamic tool that lets users browse for titles using clickable profile terms. To learn more about this feature, check out this week's Syndetics Unbound Blog post.

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Showcasing Titles for Black History Month

February 17, 2021 - Learn more about showcasing titles in your collection to promote topics like Black History Month, through the use of Syndetics Unbound's Book Display Widgets.

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January 2021 Top Titles among Public Libraries

February 10, 2021 - This week's blog post showcases the top 15 titles among Syndetics Unbound public libraries for January 2021. Find out what favorites from 2020 are still carrying over to 2021, along with new titles that have been released!

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Top Rated Elements in Syndetics Unbound

February 3, 2021 - Find out what the top rated elements are in Syndetics Unbound by customers, and discover what it is that librarians and patrons alike love about them.

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Top Academic Titles of 2020

January 28, 2021 - Find out what the top titles of 2020 were among academic libraries in this week's Syndetics Unbound Blog post.

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New Reading Recommendation Service from Syndetics Unbound and Patron Point

January 20, 2021 - Now available, Patron Point Recommends™ – a new reading recommendation service that helps public libraries market content to their patrons, increasing engagement and usage.

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Syndetics Unbound - LibraryWorks 2021 Modern Library Award Winner

January 14, 2021 - The Syndetics Unbound team is humbled and excited to announce our Platinum Award in the 2021 Modern Library Awards (MLAs) from LibraryWorks! Read more in this week's blog story.

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Top Syndetics Unbound Titles of 2020

December 16, 2020 - Ever wonder what patrons are searching for in library catalogs? We have the answers for 2020, aggregated from all the public libraries that use Syndetics Unbound.

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R.R. Bowker: From Mugwump to Metadata

December 9, 2020 - This article provides a historical review of the life of R.R. Bowker, and the dynamic impact and legacy that he's left on the library world today.

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Increasing Syndetics Unbound Visibility

December 2, 2020 - Tips on raising Syndetics Unbound usage by increasing visibility within the catalog or discovery layer.

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New Syndetics Unbound Usage Statistics

November 18, 2020 - We're very pleased to announce a major improvement to our Syndetics Unbound statistics page. Our new usage statistics include deep dives into coverage and interaction statistics, many charts and graphs, a date selector tool, and the ability to limit your view by instance.

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Include Syndetics Unbound on your search results pages

November 11, 2020 - Want to increase usage of Syndetics Unbound? Then increase its visibility! Read about the new abbreviated version of Syndetics Unbound, available right on the library's search results pages.

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Welcome to the Syndetics Unbound Blog

October 28, 2020 - Behind this blog and the Syndetics Unbound product is a dedicated team of book lovers who are invested in providing the best technology and service possible to libraries.

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