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ChiliPAC is a set of library catalog enhancements built around library users, their booklists, bookshelves and sharing them. This enables user-curated reading list sharing that way categorizing and making easier to find proper reads, and for librarians - to provide reading lists in much easier way, and reuse already created lists of own and other librarians.

ChiliPAC works with all major catalogs and to set it up, it requires effort or knowledge on library's side.

If your library does not have it, please contact us for us to propose a demo of ChiliPAC to your library.

What is the difference between booklist and bookshelf?

There are only 3 kinds of bookshelves:

  • Completed - for items that you have completed reading
  • In progress - for items that you are reading currently
  • For later - for your wishlist items that you are planning to read

and you can add only items from your library's catalog. By default bookshelves are private, but you can choose to share your boookshelves with others and get a permanent URL for that, e.g.,

On the other hand Booklists:

  • you can create as many booklists as you wish - one for different purpose, or one for different user to advise
  • you can add also other online items to your booklists - such as articles, websites, and other e-resources
  • you can add description of the booklist and annotations of items on your booklists

Booklists also can be private or public, you can read more about them here.

Where do I start?

To start, you do not have to do anything specific. If your library's catalog has ChiliPAC installed, just do a search in the catalog and click on “Add to booklist” or “Add to bookshelf” buttons in catalog, and once you log on to your library account with username/barcode and PIN - you will see the items added to your account that you can see in “My profile”.

chilipac/start.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/05 07:06 by jposeika