Tuesday, February 22, 2005

What would you do with an OPEN API for ILMS - make an international my-library bookmarklet service

And beat Amazon at their own game...

From Web4Lib Tue, 15 Feb 2005 19:41:27 -0800 (PST)
An 'international my-library bookmarklet service'

How hard could this be?

The browser already identifies the country of origin
Get the user to enter a zip/postal region code/locality

National libraries could have a 'resolver' that took the location and
forwards it on to the appropriate library.

This could be done internationally - all from the one
bookmarklet/embeddable bit of html ala Amazon.

I'm sorry - this doesn't seem that hard. It would be cheap to build and
inexpensive to run. Why weren't we doing this 5 years ago?

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