Chattanooga, TN (March 13, 2017) - Chattanooga Public Library has partnered with library software startup Koios to make their materials visible in Google search results. CPL is one of the first libraries to implement Libre, Koios’ search optimization platform for libraries.
When asked about her decision to be an early adopter of Koios, CPL Director Corinne Hill noted, “I want to be where our users are. And our users are on Google.” Hill also highlighted Koios’ deep research into local search habits as a deciding factor. “We never realized how many opportunities were available on Google to connect our community to our resources right when they need them.”
Libre is a new product from Koios, previously known for their work in browser extensions. According to Koios founder Trey Gordner, Libre substantially advances the young company’s mission to “make borrowing online as easy as buying.” The product promotes library resources with elegant, responsive, search-optimized landing pages that are linked to relevant keyword searches. So a Google search for “Fahrenheit 451” will return “Fahrenheit 451 is available free from your local library.”
In addition to implementing Libre, CPL will join Koios’ new Search Marketing Practices for Libraries group. Members share data and collaborate on new strategies for search visibility. Gordner and Hill will jointly present some of the early insights at a Computers in Libraries session later this month.
To learn more about Chattanooga Public Library, visit chattlibrary.org. Additional information about Koios and its products can be found at libraries.readlibre.com.
Koios helps readers find the best books, ebooks, and audiobooks for free at their local library. We enable library materials to appear in local Google search results, and alert Amazon shoppers when they can borrow instead of buy. Our products have been featured in American Libraries Magazine and Information Today, and are used by readers at nearly 50 libraries across the country. To learn more about attracting new patrons and increasing circulation through digital marketing, visit www.koios.co.
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