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Good book-tools

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Good things to have. I have Book Burro already, and now I’m installing the Library Looup thing.

Book Burro – a Firefox extension that will show prices at the major online bookstores as well as some library availability (through WorldCat). When I’m browsing at Amazon, for example, I can click on the Book Burro panel to see if there’s a lower price elsewhere.

The LibraryLookup bookmarklet sits up on my bookmark toolbar. I can click it anytime I’m at a book page on Amazon to see whether my local library has it (since that library doesn’t show up on WorldCat).

The Library Lookup bookmarklet works great. It opens the catalog in a different window, though, so at first I didn’t realize it was working. Very nice tool.

Written by Leisureguy

25 September 2007 at 12:54 pm

Posted in Books, Firefox, Software

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  1. Thanks for “field-testing” the Library Lookup thingie! You’re right – I forgot to mention that it pops under so you have to look for it down on the taskbar – at least that’s how it goes on my system.

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    Debbie at My Mind on Books

    25 September 2007 at 8:46 pm

  2. Yep, that took me a while to figure out. Also, it doesn’t seem to work on, e.g., CDs (which my library also offers). Nor DVDs (likewise). But, withal, a useful tool.

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    LeisureGuy

    26 September 2007 at 6:21 am

  3. My understanding is that both Book Burro and Library Lookup look for an isbn (book id #) on the web page so that’s why they don’t work for CDs or DVDs.

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    Debbie at My Mind on Books

    26 September 2007 at 9:40 am

  4. I thought that was the case, but it seems that it would be no problem to look for an ASIN as well—take either the ISBN or the ASIN, whichever is found, and check the library.

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    LeisureGuy

    26 September 2007 at 9:49 am


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