SFPL Partners with BiblioCommons for Enhanced Catalog and Discovery

May 1, 2014                                                                                                   For Immediate Release

 

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY PARTNERS WITH BIBLIOCOMMONS FOR ENHANCED CATALOG AND DISCOVERY

San Francisco Public Library, which has notably cultivated exceptional community support for building projects and branch renovations, has partnered with BiblioCommons for a catalog and discovery layer to enhance the library’s presence as a community hub online.

By adopting the BiblioCore catalog, San Francisco Public Library will join King County Library System, Chicago Public, Brooklyn Public, New York Public, Seattle Public, Boston Public, Multnomah County Library, and many other large urban and suburban library systems utilizing the BiblioCommons software-as-a-service catalog.  BiblioCore works with all major ILS platforms and replaces the traditional patron catalog while encouraging community engagement around the collection, promoting the expertise of librarians as readers advisory and reference specialists, and setting a new bar for exceptional online patron experiences.

“We welcome this chance to collaborate with other large public libraries within the BiblioCommons platform and to engage our community in new ways,” said San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera. “We want our online spaces to be as engaging and community-focused as our physical buildings, and we look forward to working with the team at BiblioCommons to bolster the library’s ability to support life-long education in new and meaningful ways.”

The BiblioCore catalog is planned to be live at San Francisco Public later this year. After the catalog is live to the public, additional BiblioCommons modules will be implemented such as Summer Sites to support summer reading and literacy initiatives for all ages.

Contact: For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Michelle Jeffers at 415-557-4282 or Michelle.Jeffers@sfpl.org.