Monday, June 16, 2003

Sometimes Technology Makes Me Very Happy

Erik Ostrom bligged on the "ad pollution" post below with a link to a truly wonderful tool: LibraryLookup is a site where you can download tiny little javascript applications called bookmarklets, which enable instant searches of your local library (assuming your library's catalog is on the web).

So you're looking at a book on Amazon or BN or Powell's, decide you're interested in it, and then with a single click on a bookmark, up pops a window to tell you whether your library has the book you're looking at, and ask you whether you'd like to request it.

For the benefit of my Santa Cruz County readers, here's the bookmarklet for
our library
. Bookmark that link and you're set.

Thanks Erik!

Update: I've been asked how you bookmark a link when clicking on it doesn't take you anywhere. The answer is, in Netscape/Mozilla, you right-click on the link above and select "Bookmark this Link", or else just drag the link to your bookmarks toolbar. In Explorer, you right-click and select "Add to Favorites"; I'm not sure if the drag-and-drop trick works.

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