Several years ago I had a bookmarklet that would let me jump from an Amazon book page to the catalog page on the Columbus Metropolitan Library website. It was then a simple matter of clicking the reserve button to add the book to my reserve list. A while back the library changed their system and I never got round to updating the bookmark,but drag this CML Link to your favourites bar and you too can have the same functionality. If you are not using CML’s system the link is pretty easy to change so you may be able to work it out yourself. Alternatively try using Jon Udell’s Library Bookmark Generator page that got me started in rebuilding this link.
The Gahanna branch will have free wifi from Monday which will be followed by the other locations throughout the rest of the year – that will be a nice feature to have when studying at the library (which I do about once a year!) It will be interesting to see how fast it is as the lan connection really crawls sometimes but I think that is due to all the kids playing some rpg game on the computers.
The library are unveiling their new website next week according to their announcement. I’m surprised they are doing this now before the new computer system goes in later this year. Will be interesting to see if they start doing native rss feeds for library books that are on loan.
I’ve requested that the library get a copy of The Dead Place by Stephen Booth as apparently its based around the police finding a geocache and contains some pretty realistic geocaching information.
Update Unfortunately I’ve just realised the book is only just out in the Uk and not out in the US for some time – next year 🙁 I’ll have to get a copy when I go over to the UK sometime.
A while back I requested the library to obtain a copy of Firefox hacks instead they have purchased 3 copies of the book Firefox and Thunderbird garage which seems to have a lot of fluff in it and aimed at firefox newbies.
I might just put another request in for the original book or the new one Hacking Firefox