During the talk, Paul mentioned the use of Greasemonkey scripts for inserting library catalogue info into Amazon web pages (like this or this. I thought I'd posted an OU version of this script, but apparently not. (I do have a library lookup button on my OU Library Firefox toolbar though, which does something similar, albeit it ina more clunky way (i.e. a way that requires a postive user action, specifically clicking the Library lookup button).
Anyway - the Greasemonkey script hinted at above is easy enough to hack around, so here's a first pass (I'm not sure it's fully debugged yet, e.g. for books being catalogued or on order): Amazon UK OU Library Linky. (To use it, you'll need Greasemonkey installed on Firefox).
Here are few examples of what it does:
A book that can be found in the OU library:
A book that can be found in several versions in the library (e.g. on the shelf and inelectronic format):
A book that is currently on loan from the library:
A book available in electronic format in the library (I guess we could link directly to the ezproxied version here?):
Not found in the OU library:
In fact, this book is in the library under a different ISBN - maybe worth using xISBN (I think
Dave Pattern at Huddersfield has done this? or perhaps it was
PS If you prefer, here is an OU branded script:
Posted by ajh59 at April 6, 2006 06:25 PM