Based in Omaha, NE, Novelry provides a framework to find connections based on what users care about most. For example, clicking on the "Book Cover" icon provides information on when the book was written, what it is about, the subject as well as the genre.
Readers can also add filters to narrow their search as many times as they want with additional search information—including favorite book, topic or award-winning book.
Once the user discovers what they are looking for, they can select the "Borrow" link feature, which uses WorldCat to connect them to the libraries in their area that hold the book or books.
"Partnering with OCLC expands the universe of connections available to our readers. With WorldCat the possibilities are endless," says Patricia Wells, founder of Novelry.
"This partnership truly demonstrates the power of WorldCat, its associated APIs and the WorldShare Platform to expose library holdings to readers who could search out books and have to pay for choices through other avenues," explains Cindy Cunningham, Director of Partner Programs for OCLC. "We are thrilled to increase libraries’ visibility with consumers through our new partnership with Novelry."
No registration is needed to use Novelry, which currently is available on the web and tablets. More information about Novelry's website is available on the Novelry—There's More to the Story video.
Novelry joins other WorldCat.org traffic partners who provide search options for their users that connect to libraries, including Goodreads, EasyBib, DesignersandBooks and Citavi.