To get the most out of your eResource products has negotiated Consortia Opt in Offers for a number of discovery enhancement tools. 

EBSCO Host Integrated Search Tool

In 2010, conducted a trial of the EBSCOhost Integrated Search (EHIS) solution.  The EHIS solution is essentially a federated search product.  Federated search acts as an intermediary between the client and a predefined selection of digital resources.  It allows a library patron and/or library staff member to utilise a single search box to interrogate multiple databases, integrated into the federated search profile.

A subsidised Consortia Opt-in Offer for the EBSCO Host Integrated Search Solution was promoted to the NSW public library network in June 2011.   

The EBSCOhost Integrated Search solution is the introductry level discovery solution.  EBSCOhost also offers Opac on EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service.  For an overview of these services and how they differ please refer to the documument: How does EBSCO Discovery Service differ from EHIS and OPAC on EBSCOhost?  

If you are interested in further information on the EHIS solution please contact Ross Balharrie 9273 1498 or rbalharrie [at]

EBSCO Host Search Box [free to NSW public libraries]

The EBSO Host Search Box provides a single search solution across all EBSCOhost platform databases.   This solution is ideal for those public libraries which rely predominantly on the free state-wide licensed suite of databases (current suite contains nine EBSCO databases).  Libraries interested in this option can embed a simple search box onto their website and integrate compatible EBSCOhost databases into the search widget.  Please note: it is not possible to integrate your library catalogue records and or non EBSCO database into this solution.

If you are interested in further information on the EHSB solution please contact Ross Balharrie 9273 1498 or rbalharrie [at]

Library Thing For Libraries

LibraryThing For Libraries (LTFL) has the capability of providing a catalogue with the power and fun of Web 2.0. With LTFL customers can browse, search and discover library holdings in a new powerful, fun and engaging way. Library customers get exciting features and libraries get all the credit for providing this fun, creative inclusive technology. 


Catalogue Enhancement Package: Book recommendations, tag-based discovery, and links to other book
editions and translations mean more ways for your patrons to find books they’ll like.
Reviews Enhancement Package: Provide reviews for every item in your catalogue, including CDs and
DVDs. Patron reviews, LibraryThing reviews, and widgets for sharing reviews help you harness the power
of social networking for the benefit of your catalogue users.
Shelf Browse Enhancement Package: Shelf Browse uses your call numbers and marries them with cover
images to give your customers the feel of browsing a physical shelf. A mini shelf browser sits on your detail
pages. When your customers clicks on it, it becomes a full-screen version.


For further information and pricing details please refer to the corresponding product page Library Thing For Libraries

Library Anywhere Mobile Phone App


Library Anywhere is a mobile catalogue for any library. It provides both mobile web (which works on any phone with a web browser), and native apps for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad, as well as Android and Blackberry.
What can I do with Library Anywhere?
Search the catalogue
View records
Check holdings
Place holds
See what you have checked out
Renew items
See fines
Showcase branches, hours, events
Use your phone's GPS to find libraries near you
Library Anywhere features a fully customisable home page. So add a logo, or add links to your blog or Facebook page. Create pages with your own content with Library Anywhere as well, such as book lists, announcements, and more. Add links to your existing “ask a librarian” features, too, like instant messaging or texting.
And if you’re a LibraryThing for Libraries customer already, you get the integrated tags, access to over 600,000 reviews, recommendations related to each item, and notes about other editions.
For futher information and pricing details please refer to the Library Thing For Library product page. 

Collection HQ


Make your collection management more effective, more patron focused, more measured and performance based with collectionHQ. This revolutionary tool allows librarians to effectively analyze how their collection is performing and take clear action to maximize and manage it — aligning supply with demand.
The product is based on the Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology and its benefits include: 
- Improve Turnover Rates
- More Effective Use of Your Collection Dollars
- Make Replacement Ordering Easier and More Focused
- Identify Usage Trends to Improve Buying


For further information and pricing details please refer to the Collection HQ product page.