Content Enrichment

Pika can optionally include content from several different services to enrich the catalog experience for patrons.


NoveList is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations that is available through libraries around the world. NoveList subscribers can include Series Data, Similar Titles, Similar Authors, and Similar Series information within Pika.

Series Data

Similar Titles from NoveList


Goodreads allows readers to discover and share books on the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. 

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a rating system that assessed a student's reading level to help teachers, librarians and staff suggest titles of books at that level.  Accelerated Reader data is automatically retrieved and does not need to be added to MARC records.

Lexile Data

The Lexile Data is an educational tool that uses a measure called a Lexile to match readers with books, articles and other leveled reading resources. Lexile data is automatically retrieved and does not  need to be added to MARC records.


Syndetics is an online catalog enrichment service that brings descriptions and cover art into the catalog based on the ISBN or UPC code of an item.  LIbraries can also include table of contents, excerpts, reviews, and more from Syndetics.

Content Cafe

Content Cafè provides information about your holdings that including jacket images, tables of contents, excerpts, descriptions, and full text reviews from key sources. 

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.  Pika can link to information from DPLA within search results and within the Digital Archive. 


Wikipedia content can be displayed for articles authors as well as for archive entities (people, places, organizations, and events).