Wednesday, December 03, 2003

OPAC Access

Jenny, the Shifted Librarian, points to a IE Explorer add-on that allows searching library catalogs. The Searchy tool
"with this Search Addon you can upgrade your Internet Explorer to search quickly and directly over the address bar of your Browser in:
  • different Search-Engines
  • various Online Shops
  • and Encyclopedias etc.
However, it is not limited to a particular group of databases, it has a tool to add custom databases. Jenny created one for her local library catalog. You can create one for the users of your institution and make it available for download.

I've not compared this to LibraryLookup. Searchy is not limited to ISBN's it will search any keywords. Exciting news. Thanks for the pointer Jenny.

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