Monday, June 25, 2007

Library Search Facebook Apps | Digital Reference In Facebook Apps

Library Search Facebook Apps | Digital Reference In Facebook Apps

Friends/

I have learned of two (2) new Library Search Facebook Apps And three (3) Facebook Apps for Libraries that Include Links to local Digital Reference services, and ...

Check It Out:
***NEW***
Swem Tools
[http://apps.facebook.com/apps/application.php?api_key=52ef52a6b8198ed2b12badfc5b190158]

[http://apps.facebook.com/swemtools/]

Searches
*** Swem Catalog (William and Mary College)
*** Swem Website

NOTE: Single Search Box

BTW: ***ALSO*** provides links to ‘Virtual Reference Librarian and Online Reference Expert system! --- Need more help? Ask-a-Librarian ---

Developers: Phil Fenstermacher (Virginia Tech) Wayne Graham (William & Mary)

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***OLD***
UIUC Library Search

[http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?api_key=ad4ccedf62d21a09bf140d1533102b20]

[http://apps.facebook.com/uiuclibrary/]

Searches
*** University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Online Catalog
***Union Catalog for Illinois (including UIUC)
***Multi-Subject Magazine and Journal Articles databases (Academic Search Premier; Expanded Academic ASAP; Periodical Abstracts; Web of Knowledge)

NOTE: Single Search Box

BTW:***ALSO** provides link to Instant Message US (AOL, MSN, Yahoo, and Google Talk) and Meebo--- Ask A Librarian FOR LIVE ASSISTANCE ---

Developer: David Ward (UIUC)

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***NEW***
Ryerson University Library on Facebook

[http://www.ryerson.ca/library/library20/]

Searches
*** Option to search Ryerson University OPAC
Using a DropDown/PullDown menu, patrons can choose to search by Keyword, Title, Author, Subject Title, Course, Prof/TA

*** Option to search Ryerson University articles databases (‘Find Articles’)
Includes link to ‘Articles by Subject’, a directory that provides a A-Z table of
broad subject categories (e.g., Arts & Humanities , Business & Economics, Health & Medicine, Multi-Disciplinary, News, Science & Technology, Social Sciences) and less broad groups (e.g., Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) of highly-relevant abstracts& indexes, e-journals, etc.
[http://www.ryerson.ca/library/subjects/engineering2.html]

As Well As a link to ‘Journals by Title A-Z’
[http://sfx.scholarsportal.info/ryerson/a-z/default]

ToTheLeftOfTheSearchBoxIs A Listing of several External Links that includes Course Readings, Map and Data Resources, Check Your File/Renew, Room Bookings, Borrow from Other Libraries, Etc.

NOTE: ***ALSO** provides a link to Ask A Librarian LIVE – Ask A Librarian ---

Developer: Tate Nunley (http://tatenunley.spaces.live.com/)

[!!! Triple WOW! Ain’t This a MostExcellent Interface!!!]

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Thanks to Stephen Abram’s Lighthouse Blog for the HeadUp
[http://stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com/archives/2007/06/facebook_develo.html]
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If There Are Other OPAC Facebook Apps OutThere and/or Digital Reference Facebook Apps (Separate or Together) and/or Etc., Please Let Me Know [gerrymck@iastate.edu]

BTW: If You Have Not Already Done So, The Time Has Come To Join The FacebookAppsForLibraries group

“FacebookAppsForLibraries is a Global Group devoted to the use of third-party Facebook applications for enhanced library services.”

[http://iastate.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2469777131]

It’s a Global Group So Any/Everyone Can Join! Even Your Pets [:-)

/Gerry

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