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Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Reference Librarian Start Page (Walking Paper)  
Aaron at Walking Paper has an intriguing suggestion on using personalised home pages (like Netvibes or Google IG) in the library.

"My job would be facilitated if I could see:
  • the day, week, and month’s most requested book, locally and system wide
  • the meeting room schedule for the day and week
  • important news from the library, community and the world
  • reference queries that have come in via email"
I like this idea a lot. As Aaron points out, the lack of support for XML and RSS in our library management software is a hindrance to this sort of tool - but hopefully not for much longer.


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