What's New in BNC CataList?

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We’re bringing new features to CataList’s search tools! You can now filter your search results by availability, product form detail and Thema codes. Publishers can also see a Loan Stars eligible icon for titles that librarians could recommend to be a Loan Star!

Check out our new features at bnccatalist.ca!

Availability filter

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CataList’s new Availability filter pre-set lets you limit your results to titles that are:

  • Forthcoming

  • Available

  • Temporarily unavailable

  • Unavailable

Once your search results return, you can use the refine tools to filter the results by the availability that is recorded in the title’s metadata.

Mapping Product Availability from ONIX 2.1 to CataList

The availability data is pulled from the <ProductAvailability> codes in the ONIX file, specifically the codes in list 65.

Learn more about how publishers can supply Product Availability data and how the codes are mapped into CataList.

New refine tools

We have three new refine tools to help you limit your book results:

  • Availability – Filter your results according to the title’s Product Availability code.

  • Thema Subject – Limit by Thema subjects. You can select multiple subjects, and drill down through subject levels. (Learn more about Thema subjects from our blog post!)

  • Product Form Detail – Choose the product forms you would like to see in the search results.

Loan Stars eligible icon

Publishers can now see when a title is eligible for Loan Stars. If it is, the Loan Stars eligible icon will display in key areas of the site, making it easier for publishers to identify and promote those titles.

For more information about how Loan Stars can help your books gain visibility, visit the Loan Stars website.

The Loan Stars icon displays on the title detail page, catalogue thumbnail view, and catalogue scroll view.

Other changes in this release

  • Improved readability of metadata on title detail page

  • Fixes for Thema searching and search for BISAC codes with + character


Latest features added on August 19, 2021.

Check this space often to find out more about the changes and new features added to BNC CataList.