Magazine article American Libraries

Kingston Frontenac Invests in Iguana

Magazine article American Libraries

Kingston Frontenac Invests in Iguana

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When Kingston Frontenac (Ont.) Public Library decided to replace its traditional catalog with a discovery service, staff members knew that successfully integrating the library website into the new platform was essential. Patrons had come to view the website as a readers' advisory portal, of sorts. Creating a seamless link between a discovery service and a website was a natural move forward.

"The platform had to become our new web presence for both marketing--which is really what a good web presence does--and discovery," said Lester Webb, director of outreach and technology for Kingston Frontenac. "It had to look not just good but very good, and it had to be intuitive for our users. It needed to provide us with certain features. Search, for sure, but we also wanted superb account management for our users, and interactive groups--ratings and reviews, for example--as well as the right degree of personalized information so that users can really explore their interests at the library."

Kingston Frontenac found a partner in library automation solutions company Infor. …

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