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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Cover images and more in the I-Share Catalog

If you've searched I-Share recently, you may have noticed cover images showing up for some books in addition to the catalog records. In addition to cover art, users may find tables of contents, summaries, reviews, author notes, and more. CARLI has licensed this service from Syndetic Solutions for 1 year.

Here are links to some sample records with images and additional content:
Field guide to amphibians and reptiles of the San Diego region
A field guide to mammals of North America, north of Mexico
Nests, eggs, and nestlings of North American birds
Ken Schultz’s field guide to freshwater fish
Flowering plants: flowering rush to rushes
Fungi: multifaceted microbes

Thumbnail images also appear in search results sets.

The UIUC Library is interested in user feedback on these enhancements to catalog records. If you have comments, please share them with us (, and we'll compile them and send them on.

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