Book Buying Through the Open WorldCat Program

An announcement from OCLC: OCLC has begun a pilot within the Open WorldCat program to facilitate the online purchase of books identified through Open WorldCat. Web searchers in the United States that reach Open WorldCat from popular search engines or other Web resources may use a book buying link to purchase books through Baker & Taylor, a leading provider of books, videos, music and other services to libraries, retailers and.. Read More

Survivor: Social Network

IM Someone: The Online Popularity Test, from the WaPo The article is about the AIM Fight site: …you enter your AOL or AIM screen name and your friend’s AOL or AIM screen name. Then you click “fight” to figure out who’s got a bigger score — as in who’s better connected and more popular. Your popularity is based on who has you on their buddy list. There’s a complicated algorithm.. Read More