Saturday, December 30, 2006

New books display - Use LibraryThing 

This is a great tool for easily creating an online new books display for your library. Once you set up an account (free for up to 200 books, $15/year for up to 5,000 books), all you need to do is scan in the new items barcodes (or enter their ISBN). LibraryThing pulls info about the book from Amazon (or, if you prefer, other similar services like the Library of Congress), including the cover illustration, and voila! You have instantly created your new books display.

Want to see what it looks like? Check out this example.

The nice thing about an online display versus a physical book display in the library is that the books can still be viewed, even if they've already been checked out.

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