Drive Businesses to your Library with Free Public Search Results
Show them what you have – Embed our Public Library Express Search in your main webpage like this example, :
Paste or Type in up to 5000 words of text!
Our service protects your vendors’ copyrighted information while showing search resutls. After you see see a result page, you must login to see any subscrition document.
Here is how this unique solution works.
Your enter search terms or text such as “small business health insurance” into the following LIVE Quickstart search box. When they click Search, you will see five new browser tabs open, including Your CATALOG, WorldCat, and THREE OTHER PUBLIC DATABASE search site results.
This public WorldCat screen will lead local businesses into your library to get a library card.
To see current information on a subject like Business Health Insurance, you need to narrow these initial Public WorldCat results to just 2017.
In the left column of this Public WorldCat screen, under Year select 2017. These initial results immediately reduce from several thousand down to just over 100 published in 2017. Click All years and the results will automatically expand back to the original number. To identify the eBooks available in 2017, click the eBooks box near the top of the left column under Books.
Just click on one of these results documents to see local libraries with access to that document.
When you click on the first document of these WorldCat results, the overview screen for that document displays. Below the overview is the “Find Libraries” section listing local libraries who have access to the document. When a viewer clicks on the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017 report, they see the following screen with the local libraries that have access to this document:
As WorldCat explains: “Data about library collections, which house some of the most authoritative and unique resources in the world, is difficult to share directly from (your) independent library catalogs. The collaborative nature of WorldCat helps libraries take advantage of linked data opportunities to lessen their workloads and to increase their online presence..”.
- Increase your online presence!
- Give local businesses a reason to visit your library to get a library card.
- Show businesses and residents WorldCat results and other public search results that may exist in your subscription databases.
OverDrive, EBSCOhost, Learning Express, and many other subscription databases have PUBLIC SEARCH WEBSITES. Let all your website visitors see the scope of what you offer!
Learn more about our inexpensive Library Quickstart options for YOUR LIBRARY and get an immediate price quote.
If a business needs current information on “small business health insurance” and entered these search terms to search your Catalog search from their business location without HAVING A LIBRARY CARD – Would this business visit your library to get a card if your Catalog shows NO RESULTS published after 2016?
Stop hiding the broad scope of your subscription database information from your viewers who do not have your library!
Your library has lots of resources to help your local businesses and they are hidden in your subscription databases! even your existing library cardholders likely do know how or where to find the information they need!
Attract more local businesses to get your library card?
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