The New York Public Library offers a metadata enhancement service to libraries using SimplyE. Named a metadata wrangler, the service contacts known sources of book metadata and cover images in order to enhance the data that is supplied by publishers or content providers such as Overdrive, Axis 360, and Bibliotheca. The enhanced metadata facilitates end-user searching of collections and, in the case of covers, provides a more appealing visual interface to the SimplyE apps by supplying covers for many titles where the original provider does not. Follow these steps to make the service available to your Circulation Manager instance. Additionally, the service establishes a normalized categorization and description of the book for use if the provider does not supply one. THis is necessary so that the circulation manager can properly organize the collection for presentation and navigation by users.
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