Thursday, September 23, 2004

AIM Search of OPAC

Another tool/toy that is just too slick, is the Library Search AIM Bot. Use your AOL Instant Messenger to search a library catalog. It is coded for results returned in XML. The IPAC does this, any other systems? How difficult would it be to have it scrape HTML? When designing catalogs we should be using standards so other folks can come up with these wonderful ideas and we can all use them. Seen on the Shifted Librarian.

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