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December 15, 2008 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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SirsiDynix Adds Community Review Features

SirsiDynix announced a partnership with ChiliFresh, offering libraries and patrons an easy way to create and read reader reviews, with complete customization abilities for libraries. The partnership gives libraries seamless integration between SirsiDynix OPACs, SirsiDynix Enterprise, and the review engine.

At present, library patrons from around the world view ChiliFresh review content from library catalogs in excess of 60 million times each month. ChiliFresh currently has patrons reading and writing reviews through library OPACs in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. The ChiliFresh Review Engine enhances the value of a library’s website by giving patrons a way to interact with the online catalog by reading and writing book reviews and providing ratings right in the catalog interface.

With SirsiDynix OPACs and ChiliFresh, libraries enjoy immense flexibility: 

  • Customize the look and feel to match your local site and/or catalog 
  • Choose how reviews from patrons are presented 
  • Determine what reviews are displayed 
  • Moderate reviews

For a free 30-day trial, go to For more information about ChiliFresh and other SirsiDynix partners, go to

Source: SirsiDynix

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