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message 1: by Mark (new)

Mark (mmtz) | 1089 comments I listened to Reading Glasses Ep. 66 this weekend (Mallory and Brea are a trip!)

and learned about Library Extension

an extension for the Chrome browser (coming soon for Firefox) that shows you what your local library has available when you are browsing Amazon or Goodreads.

I installed and it works! A very clever and useful app for browsers.

message 2: by Mark (new)

Mark (mmtz) | 1089 comments Here's what the extension looks like in operation at Amazon

message 3: by Mark (new)

Mark (mmtz) | 1089 comments and here's what it looks like on Goodreads

message 4: by KevBayer (new)

KevBayer (SporadicReviews) | 521 comments Yes! This is a great extension, I've been using it for quite awhile. Highly recommended!

message 5: by Tina (new)

Tina (javabird) | 579 comments Thank you! This looks great!

message 6: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5463 comments Mod
Thanks for sharing. This looks good.

message 7: by Emily (new)

Emily (emilyandthegoons) | 1 comments I use this at home and work (public library purchasing). Works fantastic and have shown many other librarians. We all find it time consuming.

message 8: by Chris (new)

Chris Bellevie (cbellevie) | 18 comments Love this, but not sure I need anything to encourage me to add more to my library hold list.

message 9: by Adelaide (new)

Adelaide Blair | 102 comments THIS IS THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD. Thanks so much for sharing.

message 10: by John (Taloni) (new)

John (Taloni) Taloni (JohnTaloni) | 2692 comments I feel the need to point out that Chrome has some privacy issues.

Article: "Why I’m done with Chrome" by Matthew Green

Excerpt: "Today I wanted to write specifically about Google Chrome, how much I’ve loved it in the past, and why — due to Chrome’s new user-unfriendly forced login policy — I won’t be using it going forward."

message 11: by Mark (new)

Mark (mmtz) | 1089 comments John (Taloni) wrote: "I feel the need to point out that Chrome has some privacy issues."

Yeah, I've stopped using Chrome at work. At home, I'm deeply embedded in the Google environment, so Chrome's new "you're opted-in no matter what you want" policy is less meaningful.

message 12: by Mark (new)

Mark (mmtz) | 1089 comments Another article on recent Chrome changes

message 13: by Mark (new)

Mark (mmtz) | 1089 comments If you don't like clicking on weird URLs, here is the article John linked to


message 14: by Mark (new)

Mark (mmtz) | 1089 comments Google apparently plans to let users decide if they want Google services to signe them into Chrome too. The change will come with version 70 of Chrome, coming next month.

message 15: by Chris (new)

Chris Bryant | 2 comments I am just now getting around to the adding the library extension. Fantastic. Thanks for the info.

message 16: by Tracey (new)

Tracey | 48 comments Wow! I just installed it and it even works for Audiobooks through my Libby/Overdrive app. I usually browse for books on my computer, and have my phone by my side to search in the app to see if the book I'm looking at is available. Now it's all in one!

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