Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Worldcat

I hope you've noticed the new addition to this blog. I remembered enough html to figure out exactly where to put the code for it in the rest of the code for the blog. I'm quite proud of myself, if I may say so.
This search engine is kind of like amazon.com. It allows you to search for books in libraries all over the place. It may even have more stuff contained in it than amazon.com. This is a service based on Worldcat, a database containing most (if not all) the records that libraries participating in it have ever created.
Kelly told me there was a movement among libraries towards using Localcat as their front-end catalog--a way to provide a more powerful search engine than what traditional (dinky) integrated library systems could offer.

1 comment:

dwain said...

I did notice the addition! I also notice that you're blogging much more frequently, a good thing!