By Ann Lehue, MSIS, Senior Manager, Collection Development
Are you trying to do more with less to please your patrons? Do you wish you had more time to focus on selecting local titles, special collections, or creating fun and exciting community programs? We have heard you and have created an affordable, subscription-based suite of monthly lists that eliminates the work needed to manage the gaps, duplicates, and balance of your collection.
Easily manage new and forthcoming titles with our suite of librarian-curated lists delivered on the first of every month within ipage®. Featuring far more than simply the bestsellers, this annual subscription offers three size options by category so you can efficiently maintain a relevant collection by allowing our librarians to do the heavy lifting. You can subscribe to Adult, Children’s, and/or Teen lists in either small, medium, or large—there is no price difference between sizes, and you can change the size at any time.
Our collection development librarians stay on top of publishing and cultural trends and use their public library experience to tailor each list to include what they would want in their own public library collection to increase circulation. The lists are balanced according to the typical American public library—more picture books than board books, more YA fiction than nonfiction, more adult nonfiction 600s than 400s—and include options for adults, children, and teens. The lists will also reflect publishing-industry schedules and include more titles in October than in February and will reflect the seasonality of different subjects throughout the year.
Want to keep your series and continuations standing order programs, and to make sure you don’t accidentally order duplicates? Your enrollment includes a bonus easy deduping feature that removes EANs that you hold, have on order, or have in another list already. Simply click on the left filter bar and select the duplicates that you want to include and/or exclude:
Your iCurate Coming Soon lists will never duplicate each other, so you will never see the same title run multiple times on a list or on multiple lists. Furthermore, just as we never reduce a discount when you order a list through a standing order program, we will not reduce a discount for titles that run on these lists—there are no hidden costs.
Don’t have an ipage® account to start enrollment? Let us help you get started.