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LazyWeb: Library Book RSS Feed?

O, LazyWeb, I invoke thee. Following on from Jon Udell’s insanely great Amazon/library bookmarklet (43F post): how hard would it be to generate an Atom/RSS feed of books I have out, books that are overdue, and books that are still on request?

Any takers? The respect and admiration of lazy, penurious nerds everywhere shall be your laurel.

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I hacked up a quick...

I hacked up a quick python script that emails me that info every day. It's designed for the Phoenix Public Library, which uses something called CARLweb, so it may be possible to adapt it to other libraries that use that software.

It's not for evil, I swear!

Hmm... My library allows unlimited renewals, so I just renew everything I have checked out every day. Is that evil? It does mean my copy is almost always last in line to be checked in on a hold. But since I'm following their rules, I didn't really see a problem with it.




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