September 17, 2008

The New Book Shelf (Not on the Library's Website)

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Granted, only a handful of the world’s library users have Superpatron to advise them, but I still think it’s pretty cool that Kate is displaying a list of knitting books recently added to the Ann Arbor District Library’s catalog. It’s not just a text list, though – it’s a series of book covers with the title as a link into the catalog record.
It’s a great example of how RSS lets libraries, and more importantly library users, interact with library content in places other than on the library’s website.
A Return to Fiber

“And I figure I really should get going on it since there are a bevy of new knitting books at the library that I’ve requested and will be receiving in the near future. Thanks to Ed, who taught me how to create an RSS feed for any new knitting book that my library enters into its catalog, I get first notice on acquisitions and can get my request in at the front of the line. I usually get the books within a month or two of them being added to the collection.” [Four Obsessions: Reading, Writing, Cooking and Crafting]

AADL knitting books on patron blog

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