Linking to Amazon.com for Big Bucks
kkierans at tnrdlib.bc.ca
Fri Oct 22 16:54:09 EDT 1999
And another wrinkle on the whole thing:
Buy Buy Donate: Come into Chapters and buy a book... Read the book
and then donate it to the ... Library. and receive a charitable income
tax receipt. (you must donate the book with the original Chapters sales
receipt) within three months of purchase.
What do you all think of that?
(a patron phoned my boss to ask why we didn't do that too...)
I too feel would uncomfortable choosing one (or any) vendor to
What we _have_ done however, is to run a monthly script that
pulls our "most popular" books out of our holds queues.
We tack the ISBN to the end of three online bookstore search engines and
The page has the following disclaimer:
Links to on-line bookstores are provided so that you can
find additional information about the books
(there is usually a picture of the cover and
perhaps some reviews), and does not represent an endorsement
of any kind. The links, which are computer generated, may not always
the book in question: in that case the on-line bookstore will
generally provide you with the opportunity to search by keyword.
A distressingly large number of isbn's are somehow incorrect.
Haven't had the time to look into why yet.
We don't get any money from anyone.
I can see the day I get a call from Chapters Bookstores asking why we
don't link to them, and then from....
Kevin Kierans, Manager of Library and Support Services
Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System
Kamloops, B.C. CANADA V2C 2A9 (250)374-8866
mailto:kkierans at tnrdlib.bc.ca http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/
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