What patrons will receive is a list, showing the cover of the item, such as that new DVD, including a description and note about it.
A patron can indicate what subject areas are of interest, such as science fiction, mysteries, etc. "They can sign up, and then every month when we update a list, patrons will receive them as e-mails at their home," the director explains.
From home, the patron can click on the cover and it will provide a link to the library's catalog. The patron can check to see if the item is in, or place a hold on it, if necessary, Giacoma says.
"For those who don't want to receive an e-mail, they can click on the service whenever they visit our Web site," he says.
"It's an enhancement of our service. We buy so many items, we'll probably be selecting 15 or 20 items for each list."
The library will be able to select categories. "We will try to find ones of the most interest, and include DVDs, films, a mixture of books on tape, books, DVDs -- the things that people would most likely want to know on a monthly basis," Giacoma said.
The library system, which includes branches in Bounti-ful, Farmington, Layton, Clearfield and Syracuse, handles 4,000 or so items. That includes some duplicates on titles, but still adds upwards of 50,000 new items acquired per year.