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New Syndetic Solutions™ Video Game Content Makes OPACs More Useful for Gamers

Users will get ratings, screen shots, descriptions and more directly from the catalog

Cambridge, UK  ()

Serving "gamers" at the library just got a little easier as a new addition to ProQuest®, Syndetic SolutionsTM, enables these often-loyal users to access rich content on video games right from the library OPAC or discovery layer.  Video Game Enriched Content contains game covers, user ratings, the Maturity Standard Rating (such as "Everyone" or "Teen") in nearly 20,000 U.K. titles and more than 70,000 U.S. titles.

"Library patrons visit their local library to access more than books, and it's important that OPACs and discovery systems include enriched metadata on the expanding variety of resources that make up the library collection," said Sharon Lubrano, Vice-President, ProQuest Workflow Solutions. "Through the new video game elements in Syndetic Solutions, libraries are able to provide comprehensive information to the library patron interested in games." 

Syndetic Solutions' video game profiles include not only basic background information, but also content that allows users to make informed decisions on which game to choose. A star rating, game reviews, screenshots, along with game descriptions and features provide users with in-depth knowledge on the next game to borrow.

Syndetic SolutionsTM is one of the most popular ways libraries around the world are providing their users with a modern discovery experience. Syndetic Solutions offers more than 40 million unique descriptive data components, powered by Books In Print®, with content for books, CDs and DVDs that make OPACs and discovery layers richer, more informative and far more useful for library users. With content added weekly totaling more than 100,000 new titles each year - the flexible and customisable Syndetic Solutions keeps pace with rapid collection evolution.

Syndetic Solutions is a service of ProQuest, developed and maintained through its affiliate Bowker.

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