Useful overview of new ways of thinking about the role of library discovery systems in the context of the networked environment. Highlights the necessary changes to the function of library catalogs now that discovery, location, request and retrieval can be separated from one another.
"Much of the discussion is about improving the catalogue user's experience, not an unreasonable aspiration. However, we really need to put this in the context of a more far-reaching set of issues about discovery and about the continued evolution of library systems, including the catalogue, in a changing network environment. In this environment, users increasingly discover resources in places other than the catalogue."
Find University of Pennsylvania in the list and drag the bookmarklet into your browser to find books in Franklin from Amazon and other ISBN containing pages.
These bookmarklets were inspired by Jon Udell's LibraryLookup homepage. The enhancement provided here is to include other ISBNs for the same work in the query.
Call#: Fine Arts Library NK2809.B45 C89 1983
You can look at what various people and groups of people are reading on the web here. You can get an account and add your own links, and create and join groups here too. If you get an account, or create a group, either one can be made private, so nobody but you (if a private account) or your fellow group members (if a private group) can see your links.
Add book titles by entering a title and viewing search results from the Library of Congress or Amazon. LibraryThing adds the book’s card to your catalog with ISBN, publisher, year and an image of the book cover. You have space to add a book summary, tags, your comments and a review. See what other users also have each book in their library and what they’ve tagged it. LibraryThing is an impressive cataloging app that feels like del.icio.us for books.