MackinVIA Integrates Deep Discovery Search Into Comics Plus For A Better Search Experience

Mackin announces the inclusion of Deep Discovery Search, now integrated inside a school’s and student’s Comics Plus subscription. The new connector helps students discover titles related to a search within their MackinVIA™.

Burnsville, MN,  October 13, 2023 — Mackin, a leading distributor of high-quality print and digital books and educational resources, announced the integration of their Deep Discovery Search™ with Comics Plus to create a faster, more thorough experience for students searching for titles inside their MackinVIA.

The subscription-based Comics Plus product from Library Pass provides access to thousands of age-appropriate digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from dozens of popular publishers. Three distinct groups of content are available for elementary, middle, and high school students. These collections can be accessed inside the school’s free MackinVIA.

“For schools with current Comics Plus subscriptions, this connector will help students discover Comics Plus titles related to their search within MackinVIA. After clicking on a title, students will be directed into their Comics Plus account to read it, and it will automatically be added to their shelf for easy access,” states Mesa Heise, Director of Digital Services at Mackin.

Accessible by more than 9 million students worldwide, MackinVIA is a multiple-award-winning, free digital content management system that provides access to a school or library’s eBooks, audiobooks, databases, read-alongs, and videos. To date, MackinVIA has garnered 21 national awards from several prestigious organizations including Tech & Learning, ISTE, Modern Library Awards, and many others.

About Mackin

For over 40 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, Mackin, along with MackinVIA, has access to content from more than 18,000 publishers and a collection of over 3.5 million printed and digital titles. Mackin Classroom offers a variety of customization options and unique curriculum solutions for educators to address their specific and evolving needs. Additional offerings that align with the educational mission of the company include MackinMaker, a burgeoning makerspace division that provides one of the largest selections of maker-related products for all grade levels and Mackin Learning, a division providing professional development to schools across the country.

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