March 27, 2008

Creating Your Library Wishlist

Jon Udell (non-librarian of LibraryLookup fame) continues to provide services for library patrons that libraries and their vendors don’t. We can debate whose role it is to provide this, but I wish my home library would adapt this and make it work for me. Speaking from the patron side of things, these kinds of lightweight solutions that do the work for me fit into the way I live and work.

LibraryLookup by Email!

This page offers an email-based version of the popular LibraryLookup service. It will alert you when a book on your Amazon wishlist becomes available in one of the Keene libraries.

If you want to try this with your own Amazon wishlist, you’ll need your own wishlist code. To find it, sign in to Amazon and follow these steps….

Lucky Keene Library patrons….

Sorry, Jon – had to out you. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. 😉


1:05 pm Comments (3)

3 Comments

  1. Nothing has been outed. The blogosphere and twittersphere know about this, but despite all my efforts, none of the staff or patrons of the Keene libraries do. So my secret is still safe.

    Comment by Jon Udell — March 27, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

  2. Hmmm… a great service that no one knows about? Maybe this *is* a library service after all!

    The post is young, though….

    Comment by jenny — March 27, 2008 @ 10:12 pm

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