Sometimes I get infatuated with certain webpages I’ve thrown together so I’m going to post about this one. I knew when I saw the WordPress theme Fluid Blue on The Liminal Librarian that I absolutely had to use it for the NPPL site. It is widget friendly and I like the way it looks.
With a bit more time to concentrate on the digitalness of the library I changed our main Books & Movies page to what you see below. Here you see RSS feeds coming from our catalog displayed through Feed2JS. I still think Feed2JS action is really cool even though it doesn’t feel particularly cutting edge to me any more.
Unfortunately, there’s no RSS feed available for just new items from the NPPL. The list is for the entire cooperative. Boo. Ideally I’d like a list just for our items and the ability to make some customizations of that too. If I could have a feed of just our YS items, I bet I could get the local elementary school to display it somewhere on their site.
In a gChat the other day Michael K. Pate mentioned to me that this feature doesn’t exist because, in part, Polaris hasn’t heard a demand for it from the Polaris Users Group. I guess I can’t doubt that. Maybe in the next release, as we say.
Even though the list isn’t ideal, I still like the page. Why? Because it is saves us time. You know what I got to do tonight instead of trying to stay on top on manually listing new materials on the library website? Meet new library users, chat with them, and shake some hands.