Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wowbrary


Wowbrary was created to make public libraries more visible and accessible to everyone.

Just enter your zip code, select a library or libraries and Wowbrary will notify you by email and/or RSS about your chosen public library’s newest books, movies and music making it easy to browse through the latest additions and place a hold on a new title. This is a free user service supported by grants, donations, sponsorships, book sale commissions and volunteers.

Wowbrary is a project of Interactive Sciences, Inc., a California nonprofit 501(c)(3) public-benefit corporation that uses technology to help with social needs. Beginning in 2001, Interactive Sciences has been building experiments to research creative approaches to better connect people with the many resources available via their libraries. Wowbrary is the first of these innovations to be released for general use.

What users like about Wowbrary


  • Knowing about all the newest books, movies, and music

  • Ease, convenience, speed of browsing

  • Categorization

  • It comes automatically

  • It makes the library more visible, transparent

1 comment:

George said...

We've been using WOWBrary at Randolph County Public Library for many moons. To us, it was a no-brainer to offer this service to our patrons.

The best response has been that our patrons are more aware of the new titles that may not be best sellers, but are still new to the system. It is an easy way for us to promote our stuff!

http://www.randolphlibrary.org/wowbrary.html