Monday, July 7, 2008

27. This One Next

Today we'll look at another Reader's Advisory tool called This One Next. You can enter a book, a cd or a dvd and it will suggeset items you might like.
You can start with just a title and it will try to guess which one you mean

You'll get a list of suggestions with a link to see even more
You can enter an email address to get even more customized results

14 comments:

sexybeast said...

I guess if you need another readers advisory this is fine. Not all my authors popped up so I was a little bummed. I still prefer fantasticfiction.com

Francesca said...

Interesting. A bit slanted toward more recently published works. Brought up a wide variety of titles for Barbara Kingsolver's Animal Dreams, though it was only on the 2nd page that I found titles that I would have identified as likely "matches". SexyBeast, I'll try to remember the fantasticfiction.com site

Nikki B said...

This is nice for those of us that don't read that much and for really indecisive people. You have tool that just picks out your next book...very cool!!

Marion said...

This looks like a nice resource for patrons who really loved a book or an author but have no idea what to read next. It might be able to replace the reference books that weren't very user friendly. I also love www.fantasticfiction.com especially if you want a list of everything an author has written.

Marion said...

Oops! Also meant to say that I found links for older titles like Last of the Mohicans and Mystery of the Yellow Room (written prior to the 1927 - the author died then) but didn't have as much luck with some sci-fi fantasy authors I tried from Corey's lists.

moonbeam said...

For someone who needs a suggestion on what to read next, this would be a great tool.

Eric said...

There were a few head-scratching returns on my various searches. Then again, reading the odd choices could be fun, whether or not they are related to my search.

Heather said...

this reminds me of gnod/gnovies in the idea behind it. I guess I'll have to play with both a little more before I can determine a favorite.

leslie said...

I like this one. If you use it in conjunction with gnod, then it's probably the greatest tool! Seriously, what I like is being able to email the lists to myself. I get onto the kids at school about holding books (which I don't have room to do) and how they will need to remember what they want for the next time they come in. I'm just as guilty of forgetting, but I don't have a librarian to ask, 'What was that book I wanted last week?' This will take that place, for me at least!

justme said...

Not all authors or artists came up and some brought up really interesting next items.

betterlate said...

This is interesting. I will have to play around with a little bit more. This will give me more options!

newbie said...

It was very interesting. I entered "Raising Arizona" by the Coen brothers and it gave me Disney's "Flubber" and "Harry and the Henderson" neither of which I think are even in the same genre. I am going to try the fantasticfiction.com out also and see which one I prefer.

watersc said...

Great if you're not into anything too obscure. I managed to stump it on my first try. Guess there aren't a whole lot of people recommending experimental literature. Otherwise, a fairly easy way to refer other readers.

madmusing said...

The format of this one is more pleasing to me, a cleaner layout. I'll suggest it to patrons who might be interested, along with fantasticfiction.com