By Boris Mann on September 20, 2004 - 11:22pm
Pure genius. And the VPL actually runs a compatible system, so I was able to generate a bookmarklet. Click on the read more link for the code and further instructions.
For non-geeks, drag the following link to your browsers toolbar: VPL Search
Then, visit any Amazon page, like this one, and click on the link in your toolbar. It will pop up a window that searches the Vancouver Public Library system. Try it!
The same bookmarklet also works with Barnes & Noble, isbn.nu, and All Consuming. I tried it with Chapters, but no luck: the ISBN is in there, but it's obscured with some extra numbers. Perhaps some enterprising geek out there can modify the code so it works with Chapters as well.
I used the Library Lookup Generator to make the code. Line feeds added for readability.