Librarian Geek at the West Warwick Public Library

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Library Elf

No, this has nothing to do with the holidays--although it is free right now, so you may consider it a nice present to help keep you and your family organized! This service allows you to register your library card number (that fourteen digit long barcode on the back of your card), and they will notify you before your books are due, let you know when holds are available, and allow you to get this information through an RSS feed or text message. You can customize when you'd like to get notices about due dates and you can also input your kid's card numbers so you'll be better able to keep track of their stuff, too.

The service is offered by JANDI Enterprises Inc., a privately owned company in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is entirely separate from the computer system that Rhode Island public libraries are using, so be aware that it's not owned or maintained by CLAN. But it is a handy little service that many people are using. If you're interested in finding out more about it, you can check it out here.

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