Wowbrary at our Library

August 4, 2009 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

This morning I spent an hour or so configuring a new service for our web page called Wowbrary.  I’m sure you’ve seen it on many different library sites – – the book covers that happily scroll across the little window, showcasing the newest library acquisitions.  Click on a book jacket and wow – you’re taken directly to the item in the online catalog.  Well, we’ve now joined the legions of other libraries in having Wowbrary not only on our home page but also on our Teen Zone  page.  The Teen widget was a bit harder to configure since I wanted only teen titles and a heading proclaining “New Teen Arrivals.”  Harder is relative, I must confess – it took a mere ten minutes to change size, title, target books, and number of items to display.  When all is said and done, this Wowbrary is pretty nifty – and a great price – free!!  Did I mention that patrons can sign up to receive free weekly e-newsletters letting them know what new items have just arrived.  Among the many lists to choose from are DVDs, music CDs, children’s books, non-fiction on a variety of different topics, and audio books.  So far we’ve gotten positive feedback from the staff, which is generally a tough audience.  For a little bit of work, you get a lot of “bang” with Wowbrary!


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. librarianchat  |  August 18, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Wowbrary, who was the ad genius that came up with this one


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