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ProQuest® Syndetic Solutions™ now offers a local content option for current subscribers. By leveraging our existing Digital Asset functionality in Syndetics, libraries can now upload and access images of their Local Content Collection and display them electronically in their OPAC.  Images can be of any items; maps, photos, or other historic content.

Syndetics is known for providing specialized high-quality enriched title detail. With the integration of your local content, Syndetic Solutions not only facilitates the widest possible access to the existing information, but makes your local content discoverable and more engaging to the researcher.

Images should be of the highest resolution and sent to a library-specific FTP, which the Syndetics Corrections team will set up for each library. The library assigns a unique identifier (for example, what is in your MARC record) and sends the data to Syndetics to be uploaded.

There is no cost for this upgrade, and images can be accessed through the OPAC in the same way that the library accesses their Syndetics images currently, by calling the unique identifier through the Syndetics Image Service.

Imagine having your entire local collection digitized and available on your OPAC for your patron’s viewing pleasure! Items that before had been unknown to your community will now be visible, front and center, in your OPAC.

Contact us for more information or view How-To Instructions for accessing the Local Content Upgrade option.

27 Mar 2015

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